Raw milk vs the FDA: Stephen Colbert investigates the unpasteurized milk debate (video)

What do you think? Should the government tell individuals what they can and cannot consume? If people are knowingly eating things that could be harmful to them, isn't it their choice?





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Stephen Colbert recently reported about a raid on the raw food co-op, Rawesome, in Venice, California, over their selling raw milk. He compares them to the Tea Partiers who just want the government to let them do (and eat) as they please.

Colbert interviewed the owners of Rawesome (see video below) about the unpasteurized, or "raw," cow, goat, sheep, and camel milk they serve to their private club members, their beliefs on the nutritional benefits of consuming it and about the police raid on their store in June due to selling the raw milk.

He also talked to Congressman Ron Paul who backs the raw foodists, saying it is "pasteurization without representation," and, "people do have a right in a free society to do stupid things" (i.e.: consuming unpasteurized foods).

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