The Board of Supes is going to hear from supporters of raw milk on Tuesday. Supporters want to repeal the ordinance prohibiting the sale of raw milk in the county. More power to them, I guess, since I don't like the idea of the government telling people what they can eat, drink or smoke.
Raw milk isn't for me, though. I actually bought a small bottle of raw milk at some health food store in Southern CA over 30 years ago. I wasn't impressed, especially with all the cream that formed at the top of the bottle. Yuck!
But, aside from that, you can just call me paranoid. I wouldn't of thought much about raw milk until I read the story about a gal in Del Norte County that was paralyzed and nearly died from drinking raw milk (part 2 of the story here, part 3 here).
I realize that doesn't happen to everyone. Nobody else buying milk from that diary got sick, but that's enough to scare me off. Especially since I don't like raw milk, anyway.
Addendum: Ooops! Almost forgot to include a link to one of the proponent's My Word column in support of repealing the ordinance that appeared in yesterday's Times- Standard.