In the early 1900’s, raw milk became recognized as a significant source of disease. In fact, between 1912 and 1937, some 65,000 people died of tuberculosis contracted from consuming raw milk in England and Wales. That’s when famed microbiologist Louis Pasteur stepped in. His process of heating the milk between pumping and storage decreased the numbers of bacteria and the incidence of disease.
His plan has worked well for decades. But now we have a new problem… well-intentioned post-moderns who want to muck it up. They say tuberculosis isn’t a real threat in milk today, and even if someone contracted tuberculosis from milk, the disease is easily treated with twenty-first century drugs.