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The final solution…. Morningside Dairy saga comes to an end thanks to the FDA

From Doreen Hannes, via Morningside Dairy’s Uncheese Party blog:

“On August 26th, 2010 the destruction of Morningland Dairy began. Having lost a two and half year battle with cancer of the State, the interment will take place on January 25th, 2013.

People involved in all aspects of food production, be it growing, processing or distributing, should read through all the documentation [found on this blog – Hen] and understand that Morningland’s saga is the model for all independent food production under the FDA’s new Food Safety Modernization Act. Critical to this destruction are “science-based standards” as opposed to scientifically accurate controls and concerns. The Global Food Safety Initiative combined with “Good Agricultural Practices” and the “Guide to Good Farming” will ensure that an inability to feed the population will occur.  Morningland Dairy is an early casualty of these “science based standards”. Continue reading

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Morningside cheeses await legal verdict

David E. Gumpert from The Complete Patient blog with the latest on the case of Morningland Dairy vs the food police:

“Suppose the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and its various local ag and public health minions had to show detailed laboratory evidence before declaring food contaminated.

Suppose the authorities needed to demonstrate that the bacteria being labeled as unfit for human consumption really were.

And suppose the presence of certain bacteria couldn’t automatically be equated with “adulteration” of food. Continue reading

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Raw milk farmer Michael Schmidt at the Weston A. Price Wise Traditions conference in Philadelphia yesterday

Pictures of Michael and friends at the conference:

The Dixon family with Tim Whiteman at the Weston Price Conference in Philadelphia. The Dixons own Morningland dairy which was ordered to destroy 250 000 .- worth of cheese because of an order by health officials. Never ever some body got sick. Always the same story bureaucrats kill small farmers they do not care. Photo via Michael Schmidt's Facebook page

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Sloppy documentation behind FDA’s destruction of product demands at raw milk cheese maker Morningside Dairy

Doreen Hannes, writing on the Complete Patient blog, with an introduction from David E. Gumpert:

The case of Morningland Dairy in Missouri has been one of the more outrageous in The State’s continuing campaign against nutritionally-dense foods, especially such foods sold privately. Morningland has effectively been shuttered, ordered to destroy its entire 2010 inventory worth about $250,000, because of the supposed presence of the pathogen listeria monocytogenes seized by government agents in their June 30 raid–a highly unusual step. Continue reading

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First they came for the raw milk…

From Russ at the “Volatility” blog:

“I’ve never drank raw milk, but it’s my right to do so. Humanity has done so for tens of thousands of years. On a broader level, we have a human and constitutional right to grow and produce our own food and distribute it among ourselves as citizens. When you read the history books few things stand out as so emblematic of tyranny as feudal designations of all the produce of the land and the farmer as belonging to the king or the nobles. Continue reading

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FDA attacks Estrella Family Creamery near Seattle with another Morningside Dairy style raid

From the farm’s website:

Estrella Family photo from 2006. Via Augie's Journal of Natural Food and Healing.

“Last night at about 5:30 three cars pulled into the yard with FDA and Federal Marshals, alarming our kids. They posted a seizure order that named all cheeses on the property.  This is serious, it could put us out of business. Continue reading

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FTCLDF to defend Morningside Dairy

Via Facebook:

The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund has agreed to represent Joe and Denise Dixon, owners of the Morningland Dairy of the Ozarks, LLC, in their struggles with the State of Missouri Milk Board.  The Milk Board has threatened to seek a Court Order ordering the destruction of the Dixons entire supply of cheese, cut and whole, which was produced from February to August, 2010.

The case against the Dixons stems from the FDAs and State of Californias raid on Rawsome Foods in California.  At that time, a California representative obtained a piece of cheese sold to Rawsome by the Dixons and had it sampled.  The result came back positive for Listeria yet the validity of the sampling collection procedure and its handling is questionable.  California then contacted the Missouri Milk Board, which then conducted an inspection of the Dixons facility. Continue reading

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