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“SANTA CRUZ – Boulder Creek resident Annette Mello, who had sworn off milk, tipped a cup of fresh, warm goat’s milk to her lips and took a drink.
Mello was part of a small group of people who gathered across from the downtown Santa Cruz Farmer’s Market Wednesday for an act of civil disobedience: drinking raw milk from an unlicensed Bonny Doon dairy. Five of the county’s estimated 20 dairy collectives, or “herd shares,” gathered to protest a series of cease-and-desist letters sent by state regulators to similar farms across the state. Continue reading
“Last week Santa Cruz went to the dogs, with its new law giving canines rights to visit the boutique downtown.
This week it’s going to the goats, who will be milked near the downtown farmer’s market by a group of protesting farmers. The milk, unprocessed and untainted by the government, will be shared for free at 3 p.m., after a 2:30 p.m. parade of goats.
The protest stems from attempts by the California Food and Drug Administration to limit consumption of unprocessed milk by dairy collectives, those that share their food among shareholders. The CDFA says all dairies should be licensed to monitor public health issues. Continue reading
From Cody, Tanya and Abigail Dahl, in the December update from “Journey of Health” email newsletter:
“I have a lot to say and a lot has happened this month. Most of you know that Alberta Health Services came into our store and seized Abigail’s raw milk. Cody was charged with assault charges for chasing after the health inspector in the parking lot trying to take back Abigail’s life force nutrient dense raw goat milk. Continue reading