Walker reiterates concerns about raw milk

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Associated Press | October 3, 2013

MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker still isn't sold on raw milk.

Walker spoke about his reservations Wednesday when asked about the issue at the World Dairy Expo in Madison. A bill to legalize on-farm raw milk sales in Wisconsin has been introduced in the Legislature and has bipartisan support.

Walker says he will look at the proposal, but he wants to make certain that any consideration revolves around protecting Wisconsin's $2.6 billion dairy industry.

Walker says the effects of legalizing raw milk must be looked at both from the impact on the farm industry and public health concerns.

Supporters of legalizing raw milk sales say it has health benefits and is safe, but opponents say not pasteurizing milk needlessly puts people's health at risk and jeopardizes Wisconsin's dairy industry.

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