Wednesday, August 3, 2016: 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
225-226 (America's Center - St. Louis)
Primary Contact: Joshua Gurtler
Organizers: Joshua Gurtler and Dennis D'Amico
Convenor: Dennis D'AmicoRaw milk advocates argue that its consumption has health benefits, not found in pasteurized milk. They believe that these benefits outweigh any food safety risks. Many in the food safety community, however, believe that unpasteurized milk is a high-risk food product and its consumption should not be promoted, as its dangers outweigh any alleged benefits. In this debate, experts from the pro-raw milk and the pro-pasteurization sides will square off, in a highly controlled and moderated format, for a risk-benefit analysis of raw milk consumption. A previous debate on this topic, held at Harvard University, in 2012, included no Ph.D. or M.D.-credentialed participants. This exchange will include 3 Ph.D. and 1 M.D./M.S.-degreed professionals. Video-recording this exchange will provide a highly useful tool for reaching out to individuals on both sides of this issue, and will encourage thoughtful consideration of opposition arguments.
Youtube Video of Session - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sin8xrMRHXE
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