Dairyman: Demand for raw milk will grow

BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A dairyman in Idaho is predicting that the demand for raw milk will continue to grow as more and more people discover it.

Mike Reid, who runs the second licensed raw dairy in Teton County, says once the consumer tastes raw milk for the first time "it's impossible to go back" to the pasteurized variety, the Idaho Statesman reported Friday.


"People want to get back to more local, all-natural types of food," says Reid.

Recently, a wellness products manager in Idaho nearly succeeded in preventing the Idaho Department of Agriculture from regulating raw milk dairies in the state.

Frank VanderSloot, the founder of Melaleuca Inc., fell just one vote short this week of getting the House Agriculture Committee to overturn a new rule aimed at bringing scores of small raw dairies under state regulations.

Twenty-three states currently ban the sale of raw milk while federal law prohibits its transport across state lines.

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