Raw Milk

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.

In the month-long game between Michigan agriculture regulators and raw milk distributor My Family Co-Op, the regulators today put down the “Gotcha!” card.

An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released a couple days ago showed that more than 70% of Americans feel the country is “headed in the wrong direction.” 

The Sunday New York Times Magazine ran a lengthy article, “The Kids Who Beat Autism”. 

A few weeks ago, the United Kingdom’s Food Standards Agency came out with an eye-opening report on raw milk. This agency, the UK’s equivalent of the U.S.

A number of people have asked me why Jenny Samuelson didn’t just defy the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development last Sunday and cut the red seizure tape on her co-op members’ food….in much the same way as Vernon Hershberger did in Wisconsin in 2010. Hershberger, of course, chose the path of civil disobedience, and three years later was acquitted of misdemeanor charges in connection with alleged violations of state food permit laws.

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