Making sale of raw milk illegal is Voodoo economics
If it is true that the state wants to regulate sale of milk by making sale of raw milk illegal, that will kill the economy of many families. I must say that it will break millions of those families who depending on selling milk produced within their household as the central pillar of their economy. Many people pan cows for the pure purpose of raising additional income to supplement whatever they receive from other sources.
In fact I argue that the state should start by strengthening the milk cooperative societies before criminalizing sale of raw milk.
For the last 32 years that I have lived, o knew families which own a milking cows were far a head of the pack economic wise.
Many parents paid school fees, build houses, paid dowry, paid bills and put food on the table through sale of raw milk.
In the process, raw milk on its own has never killed a soul.
Whenever we had functions in the village such as weddings, funerals, parents day or circumcision ceremonies, raw milk was always booked in large scale in order to satisfy the visitors’ thirst for tea.
Generally, raw milk brought all of us together and we do not care about processed milk. In fact, from some quarters we are advised to reduced our consumption of processed foods. Processed milk is not an exception.
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