This is an important issue because NZ authorities are attempting, right now, to shut down consumer access to raw milk.
This infographic, viewable below, reveals the crucial differences between the nutritional properties, animal compassion and health implications of raw (living) milk versus pasteurized (dead) milk.
Please bear in mind that this infographic has been produced for the United States Market
Here in New Zealand I would hope that things are far better overall when it comes to animal welfare and the use of chemicals (Incidentally, I funded my way through university by milking cows and making hay and I can vouch for the loving way the vast majority of NZ farmers care for their herds).
Our family has been drinking raw ORGANIC milk for several years and we have had nothing but good health during that time. However; authorities in New Zealand, as with elsewhere, are doing their best to shut down its sale. And it looks like they are going to succeed which is ludicrous.
Just how many people in New Zealand have gotten ill or died as a consequence of drinking raw milk?I believe the answer is "Zilch!