Re: Re: The lactase gene

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anonymous
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Well don't forget that milk, especially cows milk, in the Dark Ages was nowhere near as safe to drinkThe Centre for Disease Control has a nice summary of the dangers of drinking raw milk (lots!)http://www.cdc.gov/features/rawmilk/Don't forget that it wasn't just failing to pasteurise the milk that was a problem, there was also a serious issue about maintaining it at a suitable temperature. Goats milk would be much safer but limited to the area's where goats were kept during the various periods pre-refrigeration era. (See Jared Diamond Guns, Germs and Steel).

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