The Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station is sponsoring a seminar series to help people understand the issues and provide science-based information about raw milk.
New Brunswick, N.J.- The Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) is sponsoring a seminar series to help people understand the issues and provide science-based information about raw milk.
NJAES recently formed a “Raw Milk Working Group” to conduct research and extension programs concerning raw milk. The group identified informed consumer choice as critical to dealing with the raw milk issue. The seminar series is designed to bring the latest science and objective discussion to the public.
The first seminar, “Raw Milk, Mother Nature’s Inconvenient Truth,” will be held on February 6, 2008. The speaker is Mark McAfee, an organic dairy farmer. The seminar will be repeated at two locations on the George H. Cook Campus: in Foran Hall room 138B at 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and then in the Cook Student Center, Multipurpose Room, at 7:00 p.m.
A second seminar, “Raw Milk Wars, Government’s Attempt to Dictate What Foods We Can Consume,” is scheduled for February 20. The speaker is David G. Cox, an attorney. He will speak on the George H. Cook Campus in the Marine Science Building at 1:00 p.m.
Additional seminars, featuring speakers with other perspectives on raw milk, will be announced soon.
The Rutgers raw milk working group is also coordinating a search and review of the scientific literature pertaining to both raw and pasteurized milk. This information is being collected for educational purposes and is being organized for placement on an internal Rutgers Cooperative Extension web site for ease of sharing information among scientists.