"Bernard avait raison. Le germe n'est rien, c'est le
terrain qui est tout." ("Bernard was right. The microbe
is nothing, the soil is everything.")
- Louis Pasteur (statement made shortly before his death)
"When we meet a fact which contradicts a prevailing theory,
we must accept the fact and abandon the theory, even when
the theory is supported by great names and generally accepted."
- Dr. Claude Bernard
Does Louis Pasteur's Pasteurization Work?
FDA tells us that it does, and we should trust them.
USDA tells us that it does, and we should trust them.
The dairy industry tells us that it does, and if
we cannot trust them, who can we trust?
How would noted breast cancer surgeon Robert
Kradjian react to that question? Here's how:
"At a modern, large milk processing plant an
accidental 'cross connection' between raw and
pasteurized milk occurred. A violent salmonella
outbreak followed, killing 4 and making an
estimated 150,000 ill." (Chicago, 1986)
- Robert Kradjian, M.D.
Can such errors occur 27 years after Chicago?
On January 1, 2011, the Wall Street Journal reported:
"An upstate New York dairy is voluntarily recalling
milk because it was improperly pasteurized, a process
that heats milk to destroy bacteria that could
Does Pasteurization Work? Does it really destroy
dangerous bacteria as the Wall Street Journal reported?
Here's why pasteurization does not really work. Here's
the real science which insiders do not let consumers
know. Pasteurized wholesome milk is a lie. Before you
purchase your quart or gallon, the milk has been pasteurized
3-4 times. Why? At the first sign of heat, rod-shaped
bacteria such as listeria form a spore. Spore is the
Greek word for seed. When the milk cools, the seed
Wall Street Journal identified the source of incorrectly
"The state agriculture department says the milk was
distributed by FingerLakes Farms from Plant 36-1131
and has a sell-by code of 013111. It was sold under
the names Ithaca Milk Company Lowfat Milk and Ithaca
Milk Company Cream on Top Whole Milk in quart, half-gallon
and gallon size plastic bottles in Buffalo, Rochester,
Syracuse, and the Finger Lakes region."
So, pasteurization works and dairy products are
safe, right? Let's examine other expert opinions:
"Listeria organisms excreted in cow's milk escaped
pasteurization, grew well at refrigerator temperatures,
and were ingested by consumers."
- New England Journal of Medicine, 1985, 312 (7)
"A drop of sour milk may contain more than 50
- Modern Dairy Products, Lincoln Lampert
"Salmonella can remain viable in butter for
up to 9 months."
- Journal of Dairy Science 1992;75(9):2339
Why so many tiny teeming bugs in milk? Because liquid
diarrhea drips down from the cow's anus underneath
her feces-encrusted belly, and then drips down her
udder into the pus-filled broth milk drinkers
enjoy. Bacteria from the cow's colon, such as
E. coli. Wonder where that stuff got its name?
Salmonella? NOT from fish...
Oh, well...Pasteurization works perfectly if you
abstain from consuming bacteria-infused dairy
products. Otherwise, it's a crap shoot.