The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has had no hesitancy about spending taxpayer dollars to promote its viewpoint that raw milk is a mortal danger.
I've seen the video at least twice now, the one of Wisconsin food inspector Cathy Anderson throwing blue dye into a vat containing hundreds of gallons of Vernon Hershberger's raw milk that fateful second day of June, 2010.
The trial of raw milk farmer Vernon Hershberger, due to begin Monday in Baraboo, WI, is becoming not just a big legal and political event, but a big media event as well.
The criminal misdemeanor trial of Vernon Hershberger is a week off, and I find myself wondering...Is there any other country (aside from Canada) in today’s crazy mixed-up world that would devote the resources the U.S. is devoting to punishing a farmer for selling meat, raw milk, and other fresh food to a few dozen friends and neighbors?
Government scientists have examined an outbreak of 148 illnesses from campylobacter last year at The Family Cow dairy in Pennsylvania, and concluded it’s impossible to produce raw milk safely.
Maine’s food sovereignty movement took a hit when a state judge ruled earlier this week that farmer Dan Brown must have a license to sell raw milk, despite his town’s ordinance exempting local farmers from state food regulations.
Last week I had the pleasure of meeting a food writer I have long admired--Tom Philpott, who produces the great Mother Jones food blog.
Dave Milano made a telling observation in a comment following my previous post: “The simple notion of basic human rights gets lost in tangles of misunderstanding, and as a result, States are given more power than they ought to have, or are
For years, the public health, medical, regulator, and conventional dairy communities have marched in lockstep against raw milk.