The Untold Story of Milk
Available in February 2009
Ron Schmid, ND
Revised and updated
Cases of 12: $150 per case
512 pages - 6" x 9" - B/W illustrations
Review by Joseph Heckman, PhD
Journal of Sustainable Agriculture
Ron Schmid. The Untold Story of Milk, The History, Politics and Science
of Nature’s Perfect Food: Raw Milk from Pasture-Fed ows/. 2^nd ed. 512
pp., New Trends Publishing, 2009. $25.00 (paper). ISBN 0-9670897-4-3
The Untold Story of Milk is a well written, thoroughly researched and timely study on the history and politics of a dietary staple. Ron Schmid provides the essential historical and ecological context that is necessary to understand the nature of the controversy surrounding the raw milk versus pasteurized debate.
From my professional experience in hosting a university seminar series on the raw milk issue, I have noted that much of the controversy surrounding this subject seems to be a result of information gaps and misplaced assumptions. During that seminar series I often recommended the first edition of this book to colleagues needing an introduction and overview of the subject. Once the second edition was published, I carefully reread this book with many of the critical questions in mind that were raised during the discussions that surrounded the raw milk seminars. I also checked many literature citations as I read this second edition.
Pasteurization of milk is often described as one of the major public health victories of the last century. With many people unaware of the historic and economic circumstances that lead to the mandate for pasteurization in the first place the author appropriately covers this subject at length. Schmid chronicles how,…..(link below)
Review by Joseph Heckman, PhD, from The Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, January 5, 2010
Ron Schmid, ND, naturopathic physician, writer, teacher, and farmer, has prescribed raw milk for his patients for nearly 25 years. The author of Traditional Foods Are Your Best Medicine, Dr. Schmid is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and has taught at all four of Americas naturopathic medical schools. Hes the former Clinic Director and Chief Medical Officer at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine.