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Government seen to be “over-reacting” to the magnitude of the raw milk danger

Chris Freind, on Newsmax.com:

“Sorry to disappoint, but the presidential election may prove anti-climatic, since it appears the federal government has solved all its problems.

Why? Well, based on all the resources the feds are putting into the eradication of a mammoth problem, one that strikes fear in the heart of citizens, it would seem its other troubles have been resolved. It’s an issue of such importance that pollsters surely find it at the top of every survey: The production, sale, and voluntary consumption of raw milk.

The threat is so great that armed federal officials find it necessary to routinely raid farms that produce that product. And rightly so, since the incidence of bovine malfeasance has obviously surpassed that of drug dealers, child predators, and murderers. Continue reading

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“Where government fails” — as in dealing with public demands for freer access to natural foods like raw milk

Some insights from Bruce on the Bruce, stating what you might imagine would now be obvious to many people who’ve been following this saga:

“It is we that have to pick up the ball and run with it!

In this country we are regulated to death with a myriad of Simple serpents,spending our tax dollars justifying their existence.

Take for example the whole Raw Milk issue that Michael Schmidt is fighting. The fact of the matter is that people are drinking raw milk.  The health authorities charge people for selling and in Alberta for producing the product. Of course Schmidt has wrestled with them for 15 to 20 years and beat them, and they in turn appeal the decision. There is value for you tax dollars! Continue reading

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What’s for dinner? — Corporate Food Tyranny threatens raw milk and more

Russ addresses the threat posed by “Food Safety” bill S-510 in a new post on his “Volatility” blog titled “What’s for Dinner: Corporate Food Tyranny (1 of 2)”

“Last April the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF) filed a lawsuit against the FDA’s interstate raw milk ban. While the suit is unlikely to prevail given likely court deference to the imperial executive branch, it’s already done important work in eliciting a remarkable statement of the FDA’s ideology and general attitude toward the American people. Before I get to the FDA brief, let’s first recap the pending food bill. This bill has been the subject of great controversy, with many like me calling it a Food Tyranny bill, others dismissing this as overly alarmist. I will establish in this two-parter that there’s nothing exaggerated in the alarm we raise. I’ll cite the evidence of the government’s stated ideology and its record of action to date. Continue reading

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“Road to hell is paved with the promise to protect you” — Michael Schmidt

Raw milk farmer Michael Schmidt, from his “Reflections of a Candidate” blog:

Raw milk farmer Michael Schmidt, addressing the media at one of his many Queen's Park news conferences on the subject of raw milk.

“The exploration of unknown territory used to be and still is nature, science and our own physical strength. However, today we are dealing with the erosion of our rights, which should be on our priority list to explore. Many  people think that we have no right to explore our rights or the steady limitations imposed by bureaucratic agencies through the power of regulations. We are very well-trained to always ask for permission.

I need to repeat myself again and again; if you truly understand the function of law. REGULATIONS ARE NOT LAW Continue reading

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