Here’s the latest analysis on the developing situation in Wisconsin with Vernon Hershberger, from David E. Gumpert of the Complete Patient blog, along with pictures from local TV station, Channel 3000.com:
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“Erma Hershberger was explaining to me today’s episode of “Life on an Idyllic Wisconsin Dairy Farm”.
Around 8 a.m., she and her husband, Vernon, were finishing up a late breakfast, when a couple of cop cars and a car with two inspectors from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection pulled into the driveway. The sheriff’s deputies surrounded the store and asked three of the couple’s teenage children, who were outside, to open the locked doors. Continue reading
The following article, by Sally Fallon Morell and Michael Schmidt is from the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund news:
Sally and Michael raise a glass to eventual raw milk victory. FTCLDF photo.
“All truth passes through three phases: first it is ignored, second it is violently opposed; third it is accepted as self-evident.” The words of philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer describes the traditional nutrition movement in general and the raw milk movement in particular. Today the best gauge of our progress in the raw milk campaign is the fact that we have moved from the first to the second stage. The recent raids on raw milk producers in Wisconsin and Minnesota, unfounded allegations distributed to the media, the Wisconsin governor’s rejection of raw milk legislation passed with overwhelming support—actions all aimed at sending conscientious farmers into bankruptcy and denying nature’s perfect food to those who need it—indeed, the phase of violent opposition has begun. [Editor’s note: That’s “violent” as in raw milk is being violently opposed by people who perceive it to be a threat to their perceived “interests”.] Continue reading