From a recent media advisory:
MOTHERS TO HOLD DEMONSTRATION OUTSIDE THE FDA
“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.
Contact: Liz Reitzig, Founder, Farm Food Freedom Coalition