I switched to coconut milk a while back. I don't drink much of it though. I use half n half in my coffee. So, no milk for me. I do drink kefir once in a while, which is milk based. It's sort of like yogurt. I would drink raw milk, but it is a pain in the *** to get.
Right Joe. It IS a pain to get. In Florida, they have to label it "For Pet/Ag Use" to sell it. It is available at some health food stores.
I was recently in Kentucky and you cannot get it there unless you know someone at a dairy farm. And I heard there are a few isolated, hard-to-find co-ops that have it.
Too bad that the powers that be protect the greedy dairy farms at the expense of good health (and money ) for Americans.
Dairy Is on the Decline—So Why Do American Taxpayers Have to Subsidize It?
by Rachel Krantz - May 31, 2017
Here’s the good news: Dairy milk consumption—horrible for cows on dairies, human health, and the environment alike—is on the decline. A perfect storm of lessening consumer demand, trade squabbles, and scaled-back dairy purchasing worldwide has left dairy products piling up—especially in the United States.
The U.S. currently has more than 800 million pounds of excess American cheese and 272 million pounds of excess butter, the USDA calculates. Dairy factory farmers are forcing cows to produce so much that millions of pounds of excess milk are simply dumped onto fields. According to MarketWatch, “In the Midwest and Northeast, nearly 78 million gallons of milk have been dumped so far this year, up 86% from the same period last year.”
Despite all this milk going to waste because nobody wants it, the U.S. dairy industry is still heavily subsidized by the government—and receiving taxpayer bailouts as a result. Lawmakers lobbied by the dairy industry are asking the USDA to continue using taxpayer money to buy excess cheese. Last year, the agency spent $20 million to do so and this year has already spent all the authorized funds. Now, according to a USDA spokesperson, a new request for yet more taxpayer money to be spent subsidizing this failing, cruel, and unhealthy industry is being considered.