Across Australia and the US, there is a new booming underground trade – not in drugs or guns, but in raw milk. Ordinary mums and dads are paying up to six times the normal price to exploit a legal loophole and get their hands on milk the way Mother Nature created it – straight from the cow. It’s sold as ‘bath milk’ and the label says ‘not for human consumption’. Supporters argue that raw milk has health benefits that everyday pasteurised milk does not, even though food authority officials warn raw milk can be deadly. It’s led to a milk war, and Doctor John D’Arcy meets both sides – including a Sydney shopkeeper fined a staggering $180,000 after being caught selling it illegally. And it’s not just raw milk that’s causing headlines – scientists now say there is growing proof that we should all switch to A2 milk because ordinary A1 supermarket milk could be linked to diabetes, autism and schizophrenia.
WHEN NOBODY LISTENS
Many children go to school every day living in fear and trepidation, subjected to relentless bullying which their parents have little or no idea about. From physical violence on the school bus, to torment and torture in the classroom, it’s a modern day epidemic, with tragic consequences. SUNDAY NIGHT’S Ross Coulthart meets the parents of Olivia – a beautiful and talented teenager from Melbourne, who was the victim of bullying. The outcome is every parent’s worst nightmare. Olivia’s parents share their very personal story and share the emotional message that Olivia left behind.
33-year-old Ben Cryan should not be alive. After a horrific surfing holiday overseas, his parents were told there was a good chance he wouldn’t make it. Then after more than 30 gruelling operations, his body failed him again. SUNDAY NIGHT’S Alex Cullen meets the young man who has defied the odds to pull off a medical miracle, and his mother who made it all possible. An amazing story of how a mother’s love saved a young man’s life.
SUNDAY NIGHT will be hosted by Mark Ferguson while Chris Bath in London for the Olympic Games. It airs on Sunday, August 12 at 6.30pm on Channel 7.