Americans Are More Afraid Of Unpasteurized Milk Than Marijuana

Sam Benson | HigherPerspective

In recent years, there has been a sea change of sentiment on marijuana. For the first time since the numbers since polls were taken, fewer than half of Americans want to keep pot illegal. But nearly 60% of Americans polled that that raw, unpasteurized milk should be banned.

The US currently has a mishmash of different laws that regard raw milk. New York and Iowa have a complete ban on it, while California and Idaho allow it. It’s definitely difficult to imagine Americans’ perceptions of safe and unsafe goods being the same as they were 50 years ago. A vast majority, more than 80%, of Americans support mandatory country-of-origin labels for meat and labels for food produced through genetic engineering. Just short of 70% support calorie labels on restaurant menus, and more than 64% support calorie limits for school lunches.

What do you think? Ban raw milk and legalize pot? Legalize raw milk and ban pot? Or just let consenting adults figure out their lives for themselves?

Sources:

http://agecon.okstate.edu/files/FooDS%20Report%20January%202015.pdf

http://knowmore.washingtonpost.com/2015/01/20/americans-are-more-scared-of-unpasteurized-milk-than-marijuana/

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