One Gansu farmer looks like he is trying to bring the concept of the milkman back single-handedly by taking his cows into the big city and offering the city slickers a sweet taste of raw milk.
By the looks of it, the man’s business strategy seems to have a smashing success with Zhangye city residents flocking around his cows for a fresh cup.
China News reports that some locals actually prefer to drink raw milk over packaged milk because they assume it will be healthier… so that’s yet another not great sign for the Chinese milk industry.
Salmonella, E. coli and Listeria are just a few of the kinds of dangerous bacteria that you can get by drinking raw, unpasteurized milk, according to the FDA.
Perhaps this Gansu farmer got his stroke of genius from goat farmers in neighboring Shaanxi province who have started taking their goats into Xi’an — via van — to sell the freshest of goat milks that 10RMB can buy.
Chinese consumers have a serious lack of trust in domestic milk brands, thanks to a wide assortment of scandals in recent years. Got mercury? This has left the door open for enterprising entrepreneurs who can take their farm animals into the city or who can pop over to Australia and buy up a store’s entire stock of baby formula.
[Images via China News]