THE Campaign for Raw Milk has urged the Government not throw away what they describe as ‘a real business opportunity for small farmers’.
Within two months the Irish Government will ban the sale of ‘raw’ (unpasteurised) milk direct to consumers. The move is being taken despite the fact that, according to campaigners, the product represents a valuable opportunity as a niche market for small, specialist dairy farmers. Repeated attempts to convince the Government of this have fallen on deaf ears. In other countries where the product is legally available, consumption is increasing. The Campaign for Raw Milk is comprised of food industry organisations as well as food businesses and consumers. Continue reading