Raw Milk

The “narrative” on raw milk from the public health community has been heavily negative, going something like this: Raw milk producers skimp on safety. They are just in it for the money, selling raw milk at high prices to line their pockets. The raw milk community is insensitive when people get sick.

In its 730-word press release yesterday on the status of its investigation into five illnesses tied to raw milk, the Kentucky Department of Public Health spent most of its verbiage warning of the dangers of raw milk.

It’s been more than two weeks since the media began reporting on five Kentucky children hospitalized with E.

It’s been nearly a half-dozen years since I last visited Europe, and I wondered this time if the continent’s vaunted decline might also include its food. 

I like to think that some day in the not-too-distant future people will look back on the official hysteria surrounding raw milk and shake their heads in wonderment. One prime example of the hysteria would be found in a just-completed Public Broadcasting System (PBS) documentary about raw milk.

It’s one of those problems no one wants to talk about. Something only discussed at food conferences or other gatherings in quiet side conversations.

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The first-ever, and hopefully first annual, Food Freedom Fest brought together about 200 food rights advocates from around the country on Saturday to farmer Joel

If you look at the recent legal scorecard, the Food Rights movement is getting clobbered.