Some European Nations Installing Raw Milk Vending Machines

Pic: Lesyeuxpourvoir (CC)

Pic: Lesyeuxpourvoir (CC)

Don’t expect this in America any time soon. The feds aren’t very keen on raw milk, which they consider a health hazard. Me? I don’t drink milk at all. Lactose intolerant and all that. Miss ice cream, though.

Via EcoLiving:

Compared with pasteurized and homogenized dairy, the news source argues that raw milk offers a wealth of nutrition—all without the drawbacks of oxidized fats, denatured proteins, antibiotics or growth hormones typically found in pasteurized and processed milk products.

Given the purported benefits of raw milk, multiple European nations have installed self-service vending machines that provide 24-hour access. Michel Cantaloube, who helped introduce the machines in France, the UK and Spain, hopes to expand the venture into a similar vending machine for raw yogurt.

Other countries like Italy, Slovenia, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands have begun to install their own raw milk vending machines as well.

However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), tells a different story.

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  • Thurlow Weed

    “Raw milk is un-American.”
    – House Un-American Activities Committee

  • Rhoid Rager

    Hey Matt, I see that you wrote ‘miss ice cream’, so you were once able to consume dairy products? Maybe your ‘lactose intolerance’ is actually related to an acquired rejection of the ingredients of industrialized milk, rather than the lactic acid, itself. I’m curious if you would continue to exhibit symptoms of intolerance if you try raw milk…

    • Matt Staggs

      That’s a good question. If I get an opportunity to try it then I will. I’m pretty open to trying most any new food or drink.

      • Jin The Ninja

        for me- who is severely lactose intolerant- goat ice cream (hewitts, but whatever you have locally)- honey sweetened (no sugar), has been a great substitute for cow ice cream.

  • Oginikwe

    Lactose intolerance seems to have gone up exponentially since the advent of rBGH.

  • Cortacespedes

    Raw milk is quite legal to purchase where I live. You just have to buy it from the source.

    The dairy farm I worked for had about a dozen families drawing milk regularly from the tanks and I never heard of even one instance of illness.

    It’s probably riskier to eat raw cantaloupe.

    Pasteurization is the great enabler of industrial dairy farming. It lets you get away with filth and the hiring of inexperienced labor.

    No wonder the government is all for it.

  • BuzzCoastin

    why does a government need to regulate milk?
    because it can
    like most federal safety agencies
    the FDA is a scam
    a wolf in sheeples clothing

    • Andrew

      Also because agribusiness would sell their watered down semen labeled as milk if they could.

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