"But given the fact that there have been many recent, large scale and deathly food borne illnesses from foods such as hamburger, eggs, spinach, peanut butter, bean sprouts, jalapenos and the constant threat that seafood poses it seems strange to me that raw milk stirs up all the bile in the press. Even my husband's super-cool, ultra-hippy, neo-communist friend who happens to also hold an advanced degree in anthropology as well as being a medical doctor, will never let his kids consume raw milk in our house. When I asked him about it, he told me all about his medical school training (ahem, I would call it indoctrination). What about all those other foods? Should they be regulated or even banned? Not even he thinks they should. So why should milk? Why is it that milk divides us so much?"