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Dr. Fausto Cavalli. Unpasteurised milk and disinformation.

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Whenever the financial interests of large corporations such as Benetton, Impregilo and Granarolo are affected, then the political parties immediately come to their aid. What this amounts to is an exchange of interests. The exchange vote has pretty much become obsolete because these people now elect themselves and that is why these laws serve no other purpose than to protect the interests of the lobby groups. In other words, the politicians make laws to suit their lord protectors and, in turn, the lord protectors graciously allow the politicians to serve them.
If a citizen is a hothead and dares to sort his refuse, install solar panels or, God forbid, drinks unpasteurised milk from his own cow, then he is obviously being subversive. The media is on their side but we have the truth on our side. A person that drinks unpasteurised milk lives to be a hundred years old and saves up to thirty percent on the cost. An automatic milk dispenser for every Municipality. If you want it, it will happen.

"Dear Beppe,
After having eliminated the incentives for the use of renewable energy sources, now they also want to take away our access to unpasteurised milk, the kind you buy on tap, where you bring you own bottle and fill it up at the retailer. That is why, the Telethon held from 6 to 8 December came out in support of the Consortium for the Protection of Unpasteurised Milk and the Lombardy Region: for every two litres of milk that is sold, the cost of a third litre is to be donated to genetic illness research.
Notwithstanding this important initiative, the situation is extremely serious: to put it bluntly, it is disinformation. In recent days, the television networks and the national newspapers have broadcast reports or published articles discrediting this valuable foodstuff, thereby harming both the breeders and the producers. They have used phrases such as "Milk on tap, bacteria alarm" or "Unpasteurised milk - it must be boiled" or even "The Ministry considers a ban on milk sales", have become the order of the day.
Nine cases of haemolytic uremic syndrome caused by Escherichia Coli O 157, are being used as a pretext for circulating the idea that there is a direct link between the ailment and the consumption of raw, unpasteurised milk, thereby setting off a major media offensive aimed at generating uproar, insecurity and alienation, in other words the perfect conditions for some sort of legislative intervention aimed at introducing some of the most unjust restrictions.
The "Amici di Beppe Grillo di Brescia" Meetup has gathered a number of statements made by Dr. Fausto Cavalli, zoological agronomist and co-ordinator for Bevilatte Srl, an Agriculture Service Agency. His experience tells us that these high-profile cases are all nonsense, particularly because nothing has ever been proved (in 2008, analyses conducted by the Healthcare Authority encountered absolutely no presence whatsoever of Escherichia Coli O 157 in any of the 1,423 samples analysed) and indeed the producers affected continue to sell their milk perfectly legally, in some cases after having lodged a complaint against a number of ASL (NHS) officials at that time who forced them to keep the dispensers shut down.
WE have been asking ourselves what the reason could be for this insistent denigration campaign. The unpasteurised milk on tap phenomenon began precisely in our city, namely Brescia, and has now spread to include more than 1,000 dispensers countrywide (405 in Lombardy alone). Each of these dispensers sells about 100 litres of milk per day, 365 days per year. A litre of milk from these dispensers costs around 1 Euro, in other words 50 cents per litre less than the fresh pasteurised milk bought at the supermarket (source: www.clal.it). 18 Million Euro per year disappearing from the pockets of the large scale distribution chain and the dairy product multinationals, to the benefit of we citizens who now pay less and enjoy a healthy drink, as well as rediscovering a direct relationship with farming.

Why I drink unpasteurised milk, extract from Dr. Cavalli’s letter.
"The situation regarding unpasteurised milk is rather serious: ongoing articles on the Web and in the national newspapers are continuing to discredit this important foodstuff, to the detriment of the breeders and producers. In essence, the theory being expounded is an attempt to prove that the consumption of unpasteurised milk is extremely hazardous to your health ... wanting to force people to boil the milk prior to consuming it. The truth of the matter is that the consumption of unpasteurised milk has been recommended for many years, precisely because only then can we benefit from some of the un pasteurised milk’s most important nutritional properties..."
Read the entire letter.


We will continue to purchase unpasteurised milk on tap and we will continue to get our supplies from the dispensers in town. In order to protect our right to do so, we will sign the petition to Agricultural Policy Minister Zaia and undersecretary Martini, as promoted by the Consortium for the Protection of Unpasteurised Milk against the possible shutting down of the unpasteurised milk dispensers.
We hope you will forgive us if, just this time, we don’t use your normal term, namely “the strawberries are ripe”. Today we prefer to say that: “The cows have been milked”. They will never give up, but neither will we." The Amici di Beppe Grillo di Brescia Meetup Group


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WE have been asking ourselves what the reason could be for this insistent denigration campaign. The unpasteurised milk on tap phenomenon began precisely in our city, namely Brescia, and has now spread to include more than 1,000 dispensers countrywide (405 in Lombardy alone).

Posted by: Lisa Marie | December 25, 2008 10:30 AM

I live in Australia from 2007 [emigrato italiano] and the biggest issue I have is Mozzarella!
In Australia they have banned unpasteurised milk and because of that, the Mozzarella doesn't even exist here! You try to do a Mozzarella with pasteurised milk! It's a joke! It doesn't taste like Mozzarella! Here they had killed Mozzarella long ago!

Posted by: Mauro Mazzerioli | December 19, 2008 06:53 AM

Until one year ago raw milk has been sold by an automatic dispenser machine for only one euro per litre, in a famous food chain store in northern Italy.
Some moths ago they introduced a new kind of long-life milk that pretends to be like the raw one, but we know that actually it is not.
They deprive us of the real milk to make us buy something that is not milk and so pumping its production.

Posted by: alberto arnoldi | December 13, 2008 02:14 PM

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