Mothers to transport raw milk across state lines and serve it in front of the FDA headquarters in Maryland in an act of civil disobedient protest

From a recent media advisory:


“Don’t Turn Us Into Criminals over Milk!” Demand Moms 


What: —A group of mothers from across the country who feed their children raw milk plan to hold a demonstration to protest the FDA’s crackdown on raw milk production and distribution, arguing that the government campaign not only criminalizes raw milk, but criminalizes the American citizens who buy and consume it.

Prior to their peaceful demonstration, a caravan of mothers will cross state lines with raw milk and invite the FDA to witness what the agency wrongly considers to be a criminal act. Media are invited to ride along as embedded reporters to report on how the FDA responds to what it wrongly terms a violation of the law. 

Where: Across from FDA HQ 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD

When: November 1, 2011, 12pm – 3pm EST

Who: Liz Reitzig and Karine Bouis-Towe of the Farm Food Freedom Coalition

Other Speakers Include: Joel Salatin, Polyface Farm which was featured in Food, Inc.

Mark McAfee, Organic Pastures dairy, largest raw dairy company in the U.S.

David Gumpert, Journalist and Author Raw Milk Revolution

Max Kane, Currently fighting the state of Wisconsin for right to private contracts

Michael Schmidt, Farmer currently staging a hunger strike in Canada re: raw milk access

Visuals: Cars decorated with pro-raw milk slogans, protest signs, moms and children drinking raw milk, moms handcuffed to gallons of milk, Federal law enforcers will be meeting the protesters.


FDA has engaged in several long undercover sting operations and raids against peaceful farmers and buying clubs. FDA is also pressuring states to restrict raw dairy access.

Under FDA regulations [21 CFR § 1240.61] implemented in 1987, it is illegal for anyone to transport raw milk intended for human consumption across state lines. That includes individuals purchasing it legally in one state and crossing into their home state.

Info about farm raids For additional information on raw milk 

Contact: Liz Reitzig, Founder, Farm Food Freedom Coalition



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8 responses to “Mothers to transport raw milk across state lines and serve it in front of the FDA headquarters in Maryland in an act of civil disobedient protest

  1. Hope it goes well for these mothers!

  2. The FDA is only one of the Obama Beast many evil heads………………………

  3. Sib

    Go Moms go! Never mess with a mother trying to feed her child.
    Food is a fundamental human right for millennia, even though we are learning on both sides of the border that that basic freedom does not apply to raw milk. Raw milk laws in the U.S. and in Canada need to be changed to give people access to grassfed raw milk. What government wants to go down in history for taking nutritious food away from a child? While government agencies are busy wasting taxpayers’ money over this issue – when no one has been harmed — Canadian raw milk farmer Michael Schmidt is coming to the end of Day 22 of his hunger strike for responsible food freedom. There is a chance he could lose his life. Which government wants this to happen on their watch? It’s time we the people of the U.S. and Canada bring true democracy back. We need to defend our farmers, teach politicians about the safety of grass-fed raw milk production in 2011, and speak up for our right to choose and access nutrient-dense foods of our choice. If we don’t get personally involved, our food will simply be taken away from us.

  4. Sib

    You have my support from up here in Canada, where Michael Schmidt is facing charges for distributing and selling raw milk to his cow share members. He is trying to get the Premier of Ontario to discuss possible legal models for raw milk in Canada, the only G8 country where the sale and distribution of raw milk is banned. Raw milk from grassfed cows is sacred and nourishing like mother’s milk. It is every person’s inalienable right to have access to it. It is a basic human right that should not have to be written into the US Constitution or the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Our governments are supposed to represent the people. If some of those people choose to drink unpasteurized milk from healthy grassfed cows on pasture, then countries need to have legal structures and legislation that help, not hinder, farmers and consumers to carry out this private transaction without government interference. Government leaders and representatives should be listening to their constituents and keep out of their kitchens.

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  6. I am so happy to see real action being taken. However, you need a legal theory so that when the judge asks you why you broke the law, you don’t say “I dont know” or “I have a right.” Here is new tool against tyranny, a book that will explain why you have the right:

    The LAWFUL Remedy to Tyranny:
    How You Lost Your Rights, and How You Can Get Them Back
    Richard Walbaum

    Summary Main Points:

    1) Our government was based upon a long tradition of natural law and the presumption of liberty in which all laws are tailored for minimal infringement upon liberties.
    2) In the 1930s, the Supreme Court changed the rules for reviewing legislation for constitutionality. Henceforth most legislation would be presumed to be constitutional and beyond review by the courts, destroying the presumption of liberty, allowing laws to be passed that infringed upon our liberties, changing our form of government.
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  7. J Shudde

    This issue has been around a whole lot longer than Obama. It is easy to confuse current partisian politics with ignored science and milk industry or corporation pressures.

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