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Monday, September 19, 2011

Why Not Focus on Remedies Instead of Prohibitions?

I'm thinking about all the resources spent on prosecuting people for selling raw milk and wondering, "What would happen if those resources were spent instead researching the benefits of bentonite clay and activated charcoal on individuals suffering from food poisoning, then educating the public about these remedies?"

The same question applies to all the resources spent preventing people from smoking. Wouldn't the money be better spent figuring out what protective effects fruits and vegetables seem to have for certain smoking populations, and then applying that knowledge to reducing harm?

Something else that needs more research is the question of how all the dead bacteria left floating in pasteurized milk might affect people. When they are killed, don't those bacteria release toxins? Aren't those toxins left in the milk?