Attorney Fred Pritzker has been invited to participate in a raw milk debate sponsored by Harvard Law School’s Food Law Society. Fred and Dr. Heidi Kassenborg, Director of the Dairy & Food Inspection Division, Minnesota Department of Agriculture will be debating the dangers of raw milk consumption. Opposing them will be Sally Fallon Morell, President, Weston A. Price Foundation, and David Gumpert, Author, The Raw Milk Revolution, both leading raw milk proponents.
The debate is scheduled to be held on February 16 at Harvard Law School in the Langdell South classroom at 7:15 pm. The event is open to the public.
Fred represents several clients who were severely injured by consumption of raw milk and raw milk products, such as cheese, that were contaminated with foodborne pathogens. One of his clients was paralyzed from the neck down after drinking raw milk contaminated with Campylobacter bacteria. His Campylobacter infection (campylobacteriosis) caused Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), which caused permanent paralysis.
Raw milk is unpasteurized. The pasteurization process heats milk to a high enough temperature to kill any foodborne pathogens, such as Campylobacter, E. coli O157:H7, Listeria and Salmonella. Raw milk proponents claim pasteurization also destroys vital nutrients in the milk, a claim that has not been proven by good scientific methods. Fred’s position is that raw milk is a dangerous product that should not be sold to consumers.
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