Pasteurization, which is necessary when milk is to be stored for an extended period of time, is accomplished by exposing the milk to high temperatures, which destroys many of the milk's valuable nutrients. Some nutritionists therefore recommend consumption of unpasteurized milk.
Government health and safety regulations require pasteurization of all mass-marketed milk and milk products in order to prevent the growth of potentially harmful bacteria.
If the statements above are true, which of the following conclusions can most reasonably be drawn?
The only way to ensure adequate nutrition is to ban pasteurization.
Pasteurization at slightly lower temperatures can meet government regulations while leaving much of milk's nutritional value unaffected.
Changes in governmental health safety standards will allow some milk products to be sold without undergoing pasteurization.
Government health and safety regulations are not strict enough to control the growth of certain forms of bacteria.
Government health and safety regulations make it difficult to conform to some nutritionists' recommendations regarding milk consumption.