From David E. Gumpert on the Complete Patient blog:
“I was at a food safety conference a few years back that focused on raw milk, and one state public health official concluded his remarks by saying, to effect, “I personally don’t see why we spend all this time going after raw milk. If people are going to be stupid enough to drink it, then let them go ahead and kill themselves.”
Then, at a raw milk symposium a couple years after that, I heard a raw milk proponent give the other side of the same mind-set. “You know, things will change over the next few years, because the people who oppose us will die off from all the junk food they eat,” she said, referring to the public health regulators. Continue reading
From Ellen Frankman, on The Daily Meal:
“Most Sundays, Tyrone Mayorga sets out a cooler in the entrance of his West Village walk-up apartment building, waiting for a delivery van service to fill it with raw, unpasteurized milk. The quasi-legal beverage comes from a creamery co-op that delivers to customers throughout New York City.
“I drink it for the laundry list of health benefits,” Mayorga, 23, said. “I’m all about a return to raw living [and] natural and sustainable food products, no matter the fat content. I also drink it because I like the idea of keeping small farmers in business, knowing my money is being given to honest, hardworking members of my community.” Continue reading
Jordan Heller, writing for “The Daily”, a “newspaper” for the ipad:
“Wearing a black-brimmed country hat, suspenders and an Amish beard, “Samuel” unloaded his contraband from an unmarked white truck on a busy block in Manhattan. He was at the tail end of a long smuggling run that had begun before dawn at his Pennsylvania farm. Continue reading
Raw milk intelligence from David E. Gumpert at the Complete Patient:
That's Michael Schmidt at the right in this painting of raw milk luminaries. Details at end of post.
“During the question-and-answer period following my talk at the Northeast Organic Food Association-NY conference in Saratoga last month–about the government-industry campaign to rid us of raw milk–a man piped up to say he ran a herdshare operation in New York, and was wondering about the Meadowsweet Dairy case. Continue reading
From Nicole Bode, writing for DNAinfo:
The half-gallon containers look like they could have contained any milk, but in this case, it was unpasteurized milk. (DNAinfo/Nicole Bode)
“MANHATTAN — It didn’t look like a batch of groceries that could get someone in trouble.
I inspected the cardboard box full of two half-gallons of milk, two cartons of eggs and a white plastic bag with some chicken livers inside. All of the goods were straight from the farm, including the milk, which was “raw,” or unpasteurized. Continue reading
By Brett Michael Dykes, via Yahoo News:
Oh Happy Day 180. Like those relics of the saints, this Happy meal is looking like it's "incorruptable". Could be good for those folks who "need all the preservatives they can get". Picture via Yahoo News.
“Vladimir [Ilyich] Lenin, King Tut and the McDonald’s Happy Meal: What do they all have in common? A shocking resistance to Mother Nature’s cycle of decomposition and biodegradability, apparently. Continue reading
This just in from Michael Schmidt, from the Biodynamic conference in progress this weekend in Spring Valley, NY:
Nicanor Perlas with Michael Schmidt
Michael says: ” Growing the food revolution. Nicanar Perlas former candidate for the last presidential election in the Phillipines and I have been key note speakers at the national conference New York. Raising the awarness among young people that action with purpose and no fear will initiate change.”
Jeff Gordinier writes, in the NY Times, about dining on insects: (after all, one can’t be banging on about raw milk ALL the time)
Illustration from the New York Times story
“SOMETHING happened when Kisha Moorehead looked into the bowl of live worms. Continue reading
This just in from North Country Public Radio:
“Pasteurization equipment failed at the Midland Farms plant in Albany on Tuesday. According to the Associated Press, state regulators say the milk marketed under the brand names Midland Farms, Corrado’s Market, Jersey Dairy Farms and Trade Fair Premium will be recalled.
The milk was distributed to stores in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island. From the AP: Continue reading