Raw Milk Commentary and Reporting on NPR
Edward Schumacher-Matos at The NPR Ombudsman Blog analyzes listener feedback on a recent NPR commentary on raw milk. In said commentary Bonny Wolf described her first taste of raw milk, as tasty and thrilling, and ultimately ended up rubbing some readers the wrong way:
That approving statement—and the commentary that followed—left some listeners feeling as though Wolf did the audience a dangerous disservice.
"How could this qualify as reporting on NPR?," wrote Jo Ann Lutz from Durham, NC. "The article implied that the government is wrong to require milk to be pasteurized and that the nutrients in raw milk are very important."
"Where were the facts?," Lutz added. "What are the illnesses the government is worried about?