There's a lot of gray area when it comes to raw milk, and it has sparked serious debate -- plus a series of court cases. The FDA boldly prints warnings that raw, unpasteurized milk can carry dangerous bacteria. But supporters of the drink call it real milk and swear by its incredible health benefits. Even U.S. states don't see eye to eye when it comes to raw milk. In roughly 10 U.S. states, the retail sale of raw milk is legal, in seven states it's absolutely illegal, and everywhere else the law rests somewhere in the middle. In some states now, it's legal to buy pot but still illegal to buy raw milk -- activists have a big problem with this fact.
We're not going to pretend to be experts on the matter, but we're here to provide you with some unbiased facts. Below are the seven major pros and cons of raw milk, from both sides of the line. Then you can decide for yourself what you think about this controversial food -- but before you partake, please be aware that the CDC and FDA are both very much against it.