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Salt Spring Island dairy goat farmer Jan Steinman talking raw milk on the radio

Click here to go to the audio feed from Jan Steinman’s interview.

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FDA throws a bone to raw milk fans while bashing their favourite food

From Kimberly Hartke at the Weston A. Price Foundation:

Scene from the "Milk and Cookies" rally at FDA a couple weeks ago. Kimberly Hartke photo.


But continues to broadcast misinformation about unpasteurized dairy

Washington, DC ( November 17, 2011)—In a statement issued on November 1, concurrent with a raw milk freedom rally held outside FDA headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, the agency conceded that it “has never taken, nor does it intend to take, enforcement action against an individual who purchased and transported raw milk across state lines solely for his or her own personal consumption” [www.fda.gov/Food/FoodSafety/Product-SpecificInformation/MilkSafety/ucm277854.htm].  Continue reading


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Max Kane calls FDA over moms’ protest

For more on the moms’ protest planned for November 1st, see our earlier post.

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Mothers to transport raw milk across state lines and serve it in front of the FDA headquarters in Maryland in an act of civil disobedient protest

From a recent media advisory:


“Don’t Turn Us Into Criminals over Milk!” Demand Moms 


What: —A group of mothers from across the country who feed their children raw milk plan to hold a demonstration to protest the FDA’s crackdown on raw milk production and distribution, arguing that the government campaign not only criminalizes raw milk, but criminalizes the American citizens who buy and consume it.

Prior to their peaceful demonstration, a caravan of mothers will cross state lines with raw milk and invite the FDA to witness what the agency wrongly considers to be a criminal act. Media are invited to ride along as embedded reporters to report on how the FDA responds to what it wrongly terms a violation of the law.  Continue reading


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FDA now sees raw milk consumers as criminals when they transport raw milk across state lines – Pete Kennedy

From Health Impact News Daily:

By Pete Kennedy, Esq.
Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund

“In an unsurprising response to questions submitted to it by a federal judge, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asserted that any commercial transaction involving the transport of raw milk for human consumption across state lines is subject to the agency’s jurisdiction and is illegal. It is now a matter of public record that, in FDA’s view, even individual consumers crossing state lines to purchase raw milk and bringing the milk back to their home state to consume it are violating the law. 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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