Daily Archives: August 25, 2010

Playing chicken with the egg scare

Here’s an excerpt from Globe and Mail food reporter Jessica Leeder’s take on “Massive egg recall opens window on inhumane farming”:

What's it about, the chicken or the egg? Photo via Globe and Mail.com

“If anyone stands to benefit from the most sweeping egg recall in America’s history, it is the chickens.

Animal-welfare advocates waging an ongoing war to free caged birds have seized on the U.S. recall of half a billion eggs over fears of salmonella contamination as evidence that common industrial egg-producing systems are not only inhumane, they pose a real threat to food safety. Continue reading


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Another media rant on how “Raw milk draws fans, despite being illegal to sell”

It’s pretty much the same old story we’ve heard a hundred times before. But it’s not going away. Time and again the media throw it up into the public’s face. No wonder raw milk is on a roll in America. Free publicity like you can’t believe.

You've gotta wonder what the government's repeated attempts to suppress raw milk does to people's attitudes towards their government. Photo by William J. Lizdas, captioned "Raw milk flows directly from the bulk tank to glass jars at the dairy farm of Kay and Wayne Craig."

Well sure they quote the government naysayers. But people are not stupid. I’ll bet fewer and fewer of them are still “drinking the kool aid”. Nope, they’ve switched — to raw milk!

This time our eternal story of raw milk’s popular appeal despite dire government warnings is by Rick Barrett of the Journal Sentinel. We found it at JSOnline, where it’s titled “Raw milk draws fans, despite being illegal to sell“:

“Some people drive a long way for a gallon of raw milk at Wayne Craig’s farm in New Holstein.

It’s one of a dozen or so dairy farms in the state openly providing unpasteurized milk to the public – a practice that regulators say is illegal and unsafe because the milk can carry pathogens capable of making someone very ill or even killing them. Continue reading

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