Daily Archives: August 3, 2011

Latest Rawsome raw milk raid stories picked up by the Drudge Report — the folks who brought you Monica Lewinski

Excerpts from several Natural News.com stories on the case:

Counterthink cartoon, made in response to the latest Rawsome raid. Click for source

Breaking News — Multi-Agency Raid on Rawsome Foods in L.A.

“(NaturalNews) This is a NaturalNews exclusive breaking new report. Please credit NaturalNews.com. A multi-agency SWAT-style armed raid was conducted this morning by helmet-wearing, gun-carrying enforcement agents from the LA County Sheriff’s Office, the FDA, the Dept. of Agriculture and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control). Continue reading

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Criminal conspiracy charges arise from latest raid on the Rawsome private food club, supplying raw milk in Los Angeles

From David E. Gumpert on the Complete Patient blog:

“The American government has launched a major new escalation in its campaign against food rights by arresting on criminal charges the manager of the private Rawesome Food Club in Venice, CA, a farmer who supplies the club, and her assistant.

The circumstances of the arrest, following on an investigation by California and federal officials involving purchases of raw dairy products by undercover agents who joined the club, sound eerily similar to the case brought last April against Amish farmer Daniel Allgyer. In that case, U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials spent 13 months in an undercover investigation, in which FDA agents joined a Maryland food club under assumed names. Continue reading

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Visiting Dutch farmers toured Michael Schmidt’s raw milk dairying operation at Glencolton Farms yesterday

This report from Michael Schmidt:

Sixteen Dutch farmers confer with Markus Schmidt over lunch at Glencolton Farms.

Hosting a tour of about 16 Dutch farmers at Glencolton Farms.

They got a tour of the dairy processing facility, the barn, the cows on pasture and the direct marketing concept. Continue reading

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Private food market “Rawsome” in Los Angeles raided again by federal agents

From Huff Post Los Angeles:

“Rawsome foods, a private market in Venice California, has been raided a second time by federal agents. Initial reports from NaturalNews.com reveal that the owner, James Stewart, has been arrested and is being held on $123,000 bail. Continue reading

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Legal remedy for drifting pesticide

From Josephine Marcotty, in the Star Tribune:

“Oluf Johnson’s 1,500-acre farm in Stearns County is an organic island in a sea of chemically treated corn and soybeans.

Improperly applied pesticides repeatedly drift over from neighboring farms, often with dire consequences for Johnson. But now, thanks to a new court ruling, he and other farmers can sue to recover their losses.

Letting damaging chemicals cross property lines is trespassing, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled on Monday. Moreover, since those pesticides made his crop unsalable in the organic market, Johnson is entitled to damages from the company that applied it, the Paynesville Farmers Union Cooperative Oil Co., the court said. Continue reading

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