Cambridge University Press recently published a review of the raw milk movement by Joseph Heckman, professor of soil science in the Department of Plant Biology, in Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. The article, “Securing Fresh Food from Fertile Soil, Challenges to the Organic and Raw Milk Movements,” is the result of a seminar series that was organized by a raw milk working group at Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station.
Ten years ago the group sponsored the seminar series to help people understand the issues and provide science-based information about raw milk. Heckman has played a role in hosting this series that was designed to bring the latest science and objective discussion to the public.
In addition to the seminar series, this group also conducted a search and review of the scientific literature pertaining to both raw and pasteurized milk. This information continues to be collected, shared, and archived for educational purposes.
The first seminar speaker was Mark McAfee, a raw milk organic dairy farmer from California. Additional seminar speakers included an attorney David G. Cox. physician Mark, Gebhart MD and professor of food science Don Schaffner.