More raw-milk bills considered in state legislatures this year

Forty bills that would legalize the sale of raw milk were considered in 23 state legislatures this session, which is an increase from the 12 bills considered in nine states in 2010. Proponents of raw-milk consumption say the practice is natural, but the FDA calls the practice "inherently dangerous," and the CDC says outbreaks of illness caused by bacteria in raw milk have doubled in the past five years. In this legislative session, one raw-milk bill has passed, seven have failed and 32 have not yet been decided.

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