I’ve long wanted to visit China before the new completely overwhelms the old.
You might think that after half a dozen years of intense debate and a procession of legal cases in the U.S. and Canada over raw milk and food rights, that there might be some softening, some moves to compromise and acceptance-- “live and let live,” as it were.
This may sound like a silly question, but why does the assault on nutrient-dense foods need to be cloaked in so much complexity? Consider...
(I have spent much of the last week reading a 189-page report issued jointly by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Health Canada, with the dry title, “Joint FDA/Health Canada Quantitative Assessment of the Risk of Listeriosis from Soft-Ripened Cheese Consumption in the United States and Canada”. The reading is as dry as the title suggests.
An unlicensed organization like a food club is not only distributing “contraband,” but a “controlled substance,” in the view of a Minnesota prosecutor fighting to prevent dismissal of three misdemeanor food allegations against farmer Alvin Schlangen. In other words, if licenses aren't purchased and regulators involved, food is no longer just food, it is in the same realm as oxycontin or morphine.
It’s always dangerous from a journalistic perspective to write about a particular food safety situation in the midst of the regulatory process, especially when it involves raw milk.
Missouri is turning out to not be a great place for raw milk cheese makers to be operating.