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Grain and E. Coli
24 April 2007, 3:20 pm
Filed under: Raw Milk

Managing E. Coli in raw milk may depend on what you put into the cow to begin with:

It depends on the diet of the cow. God made cows to eat grass, and man started pushing grain onto cows to get more production,” [dairy farmer and raw-milk “bootlegger” Joe Streit] said. “That grain caused a high acid condition in their intestines … a scenario where E. coli can begin.

If this is true, the economics of raw milk may price it permanently above mass-market levels: we can improve yeilds of grain through better farming techniques, but grazing land has some pretty hard limits.


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