Some official comments in news are worth nothing. Stephen J. Hedges writing in last Friday’s Chicago Tribune quotes John Sheehan, director of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s Office of Plant and Dairy Foods on raw milk.

Here’s what he said: "Raw milk is inherently dangerous, and it should not be consumed by anyone at any time for any reason. There is absolutely nothing to the claims that it is magical, mystical elixir that cures all."

The Tribune went on to report this: "Health officials argue that raw milk can carry dangerous pathogens, such as E. coli, listeria, salmonella and campylobacter–bugs that are killed by pasteurization." Go to the rest of the story by clicking on this headline: "Raw milk trend concerns many: some love it, but safety isn’t certain."