I keep reading about so-called A1 and A2 milk. I haven't read The Devil in the Milk, but have read enough about it to get the main idea. (According to Amazon’s description of the book, “Milk that contains A1 beta-casein is commonly known as A1 milk; milk that does not is called A2.”) A1 milk leads to chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease, while A2 milk promotes good health, goes the hypothesis.
If I’ve sounded negative about the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund’s legal initiatives (see my Aug. 22 and Aug. 24 postings), the negativity isn’t rubbing off on Pete Kennedy, the organization’s president.
He tells me the fledgling organization isn’t about to abandon court actions just because it’s had some legal setbacks.
Ron Garthwaite and his wife, Collette Cassidy, tend to calves at Claravale Farm in Panoche, CA.As he contemplated a possible December trial of the 2008 suit against California agriculture officials in connection with AB 1735 and its tough coliform standard, Claravale Farm’s Ron Garthwaite could see nothing but n
The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund was launched on July 4, 2007, to symbolically emphasize its commitment to farmer and consumer independence.
Stephen Leslie and team plow a field at Cedar Mountain Farm in Vermont. (Photo by Carla Kimball, http://revealedpresence.com/2009/08/25/farming-with-horses/)Before they came to eastern Vermont ten years ago and launched Cedar Mountain Farm, Kerry Gawalt and Stephen Leslie ran an organic vegetable farm in New Hampshire.
Like many Americans, I watched with amazement, and a sense of shame, the videos earlier this week about the thousands of people drawn to free health care services in the Los Angeles area (provided by Remote Area Medical).
So great was the demand that even after thousands were treated for medical and dental problems, thousands more were turned away.
Ray Robinson milks his cows at the family dairy in Hardwick, MA, last Saturday.You have to wonder...
Michael and Anita Puckett, owners of Dee Creek, after a federal judge refused to impose a plea agreement last September.At the raw milk symposium sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) last month, I argued in my presentation that all the fuss over raw milk isn’t b
Since the federal government launched its anti-rawmilk campaign in 2006, I’ve had a tendency to focus much of my attention on the large states where the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has concentrated its fire: New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, and California.
Greg Niewendorp (left) with Joel Salatin at a VICFA event in 2007.Michigan may be in the process of establishing a new regulatory standard for states that currently outlaw raw milk sales.