ThimphuTech was the first technology blog in Bhutan. We started writing it in 2009, just as broadband and mobile internet started to take off. (Although internet in Bhutan was launched in 1999, it was either super-slow or super-expensive, and was only used by a selected few).

In the blog, we wrote about technology and food, but also about plenty of other stuff. The blog became popular and influential in Bhutan. A companion bi-weekly column -- Ask Boaz -- was published for many years in the Kuensel, Bhutan's national newspaper. (The complete Kuensel columns are available as an ebook, Blogging with Dragons).

We stopped updating the blog when we left Bhutan in 2014, but the information within the posts can still prove useful, and thus we decided to keep it online.

We thank all our readers.
Tashi Delek,
Boaz & Galit.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Raw-milk raid in the U.S.

Can you imagine the Royal Bhutan Police, guns drawn and ready to shoot, storming a shop in Thimphu because it is selling the ubiquitous plastic bottles filled with fresh, raw milk? This kind of scenario sounds like a weird joke in most countries. People here and other countries in Asia can buy raw milk, boil or pasteurize it, and otherwise use it as they like.

But in many states in U.S. - "land of the free and the home of the brave" - raw milk is outlawed, and authorities sometimes take extreme measures to enforce the law. Take a look at the following video clip, describing a raid on "Rawesome", a raw-food store in California.

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