Daily Archives: January 9, 2010

CTV quotes Mark McAfee as raw milk expert vs B.C. health department claims

Here are some excerpts from a recent CTV.ca story by Darcy Wintonyk:

Alice Jongerden, from Home on the Range. Photo from CTV.ca

“Raw dairy enthusiasts are challenging lab results by the B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), saying samples of unpasteurized milk deemed dangerous by the agency does not prove the product is unfit for consumption.

Earlier this week, the B.C. CDC warned consumers against drinking unpasteurized milk from the Home on the Range Farm in the Fraser Valley, citing fecal contamination found in five of 15 samples….”

“….But Mark McAfee, the CEO of California’s largest and oldest raw milk operation, said coliform counts aren’t indicative of whether raw dairy is unsafe to drink. Continue reading

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“I don’t care what you say about me, just spell my name right” — P.T. Barnum

Or, as it often seems in the case of attempts at slandering raw milk, “no publicity is bad publicity”. Here’s a story showing that, just because you operate in a jurisdiction in which raw milk is legal, doesn’t mean you’re not going to have the sort of problems with health departments that Home on the Range has been having lately. Again, this missive is from Gordon Watson:

“DUNGENESS — In the last month of 2009, the Dungeness Valley Creamery faced one of the worst things that can befall a small food business.

Now, in the first month of 2010, the family-owned dairy is awash in local love.

That’s not too strong a word for the response, after Dec. 2, from North Olympic Peninsula residents who drink the raw milk from the dairy just north of Sequim. Continue reading

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A lie is halfway around the world before the truth gets its boots on

Here is the latest from Gordon Watson, out in B.C., where Home on the Range cowshare dairy has recently been the subject of much adverse publicity from the local “health” department. See earlier posts for the blow by blow.

“After the furore of the last couple of weeks,  I hesitate to overload people with too much information.  It’s important, though,  for shareholders who have worries about what’s been said about our milk, to spend a few minutes reading this page on the website of the BC Centre for Disease Control website.

http://www.bccdc.ca/NR/rdonlyres/8BB26F92-095E-412F-A8C1-CA22D05840C5/0/2005FQsummaryreportJun2006.pdf

It is everything one needs to know,  to appreciate that the campaign of mis-information we suffered from the Health Authorities,  amounts to a blatant lie. Continue reading

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