A North Dakota bill that would allow producers to sell unpasteurized, raw milk direct to consumers says dairies won’t have to do anything to control “the inherent risks” and that people who buy the milk “assume the inherent risks,” including death.

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Perhaps no other organization in the country is better positioned to know the best time for drawing a new map of current state raw milk laws and policies than the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). The bipartisan group, based in Denver, closely tracks state and territorial legislative sessions, and it has chosen…

The annual raw milk games are underway in state capitols around the country, with this year’s action centered in the Midwest and West. While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) prohibits the interstate sales of raw milk, each state is free to make its own decisions about raw milk sales within its own borders.…

Regulations that will likely result in more people getting sick are the regulations most people want, says Dean Finkenbinder, consumer health services manager for Wyoming’s Agriculture Department. He is referring to language the department plans to send to the Attorney General, making it legal for cow shareowners to acquire the raw milk. It is the…

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent a letter to state health officials Wednesday outlining the dangers of raw milk consumption, and urged state lawmakers to consider further regulating raw milk sales. The letter stresses the fact that unpasteurized milk is likely to harbor foodborne pathogens such as E. coli, Campylobacter and…