I had assumed that the tension and drama in the Vernon Hershberger raw milk trial would build gradually over the expected five days of the proceedings, culminating in a verdict that would either acquit him or possibly send him to jail for up to two-and-a-half years.
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.
A chapter in my new book on food rights is en
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?
For those people expecting the upcoming trial of Vernon Hershberger to provide a jury verdict on the benefits of raw milk, there’s been a glitch.
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.
For a long time, I have argued that the state and federal judges hearing food rights cases are living on a different planet than the people. The judges nearly always come down entirely on the side of the regulators.
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.