Daily Archives: August 22, 2010

Microwaves — from Weapons to Wifi

This note about an event this coming Tuesday in Toronto is from Magda Havas, via Pam Killeen. While this is not raw milk related, it is about emerging awareness of threats to health:

Barry Trower will be speaking at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday August 24, 2010 at the University of Toronto (155 College Street at the Health Sciences Building Auditorium, room 610). Title of his presentation is:  History of Microwaves-from Weapons to WiFi. Continue reading


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Raw milk consumers win round one on interstate commerce legal challenge

Excerpted from “Real Raw Milk Facts” blog:

Falls Church, Virginia (August 20, 2010) –  In a complex federal district court ruling, Judge Mark W. Bennett refused to grant a motion by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the agency by the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF) and eight other named plaintiffs.  The lawsuit argues that federal regulations (21 CFR 1240.61 and 21 CFR 131.10) prohibiting raw milk for human consumption in interstate commerce are unconstitutional as applied to FTCLDF’s members and the other plaintiffs named in the suit. Continue reading

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Wisconsin raw milk dairy policy drives artisan cheesemaker to move elsewhere

The following excerpt is from Kimberly Hartke’s blog, where it’s titled “My Farewell Speech to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection:

Farmer Scott Trautman with cheesemaker Bill Anderson. Photo via Kimberly Hartke's blog.

“My name is Bill Anderson.  I am 25 years old.  I was born and raised in Wisconsin, and have lived here for my entire life.  Though I grew up in the suburbs of Milwaukee, I just completed the entire Wisconsin cheese maker licensing program, and passed the final exam yesterday.  I should also mention that my mother grew up on a diversified family-run dairy farm in central Wisconsin. Continue reading

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