Rutgers University prof raises raw milk issue on campus
The Bovine has the story on this Rutgers Prof who has some passionate beliefs about raw milk, and isn't afraid to bring his thoughts to the students:
“Professor Joseph Heckman’s advocacy to legalize the sale of raw milk in New Jersey has made him the target of some harsh criticism. One Rutgers food scientist recently accused Heckman of championing a product that is potentially deadly.
But Heckman, a professor of soil science, is not backing down. He passionately believes in the benefits of raw – or unpasteurized- milk and said he has the scientific literature to back it up. He cites studies that have shown drinking raw milk helps to alleviate allergies and asthma.
“If we could find a pharmaceutical that could do what raw milk does there would probably be somebody out there trying to get it on the market and patent it,’’ Heckman said.