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Raw milk — the view from down under

The Australian online journal, The Age, writes a story about what they call the raw milk fad in America. Here’s an excerpt:

Australians seem to think raw milk in America is a fad -- from "The Age" website

“Anonymous drop-offs, arrests and packages disguised as pet food – it’s the underground world of raw milk, the latest health food craze sweeping the United States.

Marta, 29, is among thousands of Americans seeking out unpasteurised dairy products that enthusiasts say can cure everything from asthma to autism – despite it being illegal in many states on the grounds that it is unsafe. Continue reading

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Whole Foods Florida speaks up on why raw milk is no longer for sale there

This interview is from the Miami New Times food blog:

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“Cooked milk, get your cooked milk.

Whole Foods Market has officially dropped raw milk from its shelves in Florida.

Raw Milk is milk that has not been pasteurized or homogenized.

Pasteurization is a heating process meant to kill bacteria, and homogenization is the process of making the milk one consistency throughout. The fat of non homogenized milk collects as cream like head on beer.

Some people swear by the alleged health benefits of raw milk, a problematic sentiment for Floridians. It is illegal to sell raw milk for human consumption in the sunshine state.

Until yesterday Whole Foods market sold raw milk with a pet food label. Human drinkers bought it for their personal consumption.

They think Whole Foods should continue to sell the product. Here is the company’s response to them, and our questions, via their regional marketing director for Florida, Russ Benblatt. Continue reading

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Out-of-state pets will be out of luck — FDA sues Organic Pastures for shipping

Photo of raw milk cow from Organic Pastures website

Miss 2029 -- an Organic Pastures cow. Photo from the Organic Pastures website.

Further to our last post about running “moo-shine” across state lines, it seems that another bunch of underemployed regulators are justifying their existence by making trouble for Mark McAfee’s Organic Pastures. Thanks to Eddie from Haphazard Gourmet Girls for drawing this to our attention. Sounds like those FDA regulators just can’t believe anyone would go through the trouble of ordering Organic Pastures raw milk from another state and then feed it to their pets. Either that, or they think it’s time Organic Pastures got a little more free publicity in the media. As Mark McAfee has said in the past, “every time the regulators crack down, people love us more and sales go up”. Maybe those regulator types are really friends of raw milk — in disguise.

Here’s an excerpt from one of several stories that have appeared in the online media covering this action. This is from The Capital Press website:

“A California organic dairy producer vows to fight a federal government lawsuit that seeks to bar his company from shipping raw milk products across state lines. Continue reading

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