Raw milk is healthier than pasteurised
It’s difficult to pinpoint when or where this idea started, but the raw milk movement has been gaining momentum globally, and while unpasteurised products remain illegal in Australia, not everyone supports the ban. Pasteurisation involves heating milk to kill harmful bacteria, but raw milk proponents claim the heat also kills important nutrients and that consuming pasteurised dairy products causes allergic reactions and symptoms of lactose intolerance.
The US FDA says there’s no evidence that raw milk is any more beneficial than the pasteurised stuff. Infection from harmful bacteria in raw milk (like salmonella, E. coli and listeria) can result in organ failure, miscarriage, paralysis or death.