Lactoperoxidase is a potent enzyme and automatic antibacterial agent with a single-focus purpose to Seek & Destroy harmful bacteria. It is native to pasture raised raw cow’s milk, her saliva and her tears. In an identical beautiful way, it is also present in human breast milk, human saliva and human tears. Lactoperoxidase tag-teams with Leukocytes to eat all foreign bacteria, foreign yeast and molds, and marches alongside Lactoferrin to stimulate the human immune system. Everything about raw milk’s biology and chemistry protects the consumer of it, from pathogens.
So then why was pasteurization (invented for preserving wine) ever introduced to raw milk? Politics! And cheap, denatured food made easily available to underprivileged neighborhoods, made it vogue.