The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says that raw milk is dangerous, possibly carrying deadly pathogens such as campolybacter, salmonella and E. coli.
But supporters of raw milk say "it is the safest milk in the world" (source: Ron Schmid, author of "The Untold Story of Milk"). Selling raw milk for human consumption is legal in 28 US states, according to the Weston A. Price Foundation, a raw milk advocacy group based in Washington, D.C. Five states allow raw milk for animal consumption, a loophole that raw milk fans exploit. In some of the remaining states, including Colorado, Virginia and Wisconsin, raw milk is available through cow-share programs.
Clearly, if raw milk is free from disease, then yes, it is better than pasteurized milk. This is so because the pasteurization process makes milk protein indigestible and harmful to health. Also the homogenization process (all pasteurized milk is homogenized) is very harmful for reasons explained in The Milk Imperative .
The point though is that raw milk, whether or not disease ridden, is very harmful to consume for many reasons: just like regular commercial milk, raw milk causes mucus congestion, illness, obesity, osteoporosis, cancer, and many other ailments. This is supported by all the latest medical research as explained in The Milk Imperative . For a free synopsis go to