• Legalize Raw Milk

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    The right to clean, unpasteurized, whole milk is as essential a right as that to clean drinking water. How can a government that is supposed to support Freedom, then deny it's citizens the right to buy locally produced, raw milk or the right to sell the same? Denying a citizen of the United States the right to choose his or her own food, as well as to deny those citizens the ability to sell good, wholesome milk from their farm as a way to provide for their families and preserve a way of life known to Americans since its founding, is to infringe on the rights those citizens.

    The following video features food freedom and raw milk advocate Liz Reitzig of FarmFoodFreedom who was crucial in helping the world to learn about the attack on her dairy provider, Dan Allgyer, as well as other small farmers victimized by FDA sting operations.

    This 18 minute video interview is a great, concise education about the politics surrounding raw milk as well as the origins of pasteurization in the U.S. It answers important questions you might have about it as well as “why is this such a heated issue”?

    Liz has recently launched a new website, Nourishing Liberty, that features news stories about food freedom but also articles for your nutrition, including some of her real food recipes. Also check her out on Facebook and let us know what you thought about the interview!

    As a science-based regulatory agency, the FDA looks to the scientific literature for information on benefits and risks associated with raw milk. While the nutritional and health benefits of raw milk consumption have not been scientifically substantiated, the health risks are clear. Since 1987, there have been 143 reported outbreaks of illness – some involving miscarriages, still births, kidney failure and deaths – associated with consumption of raw milk and raw milk products that were contaminated with pathogenic bacteria such as Listeria, Campylobacter, Salmonella, and E. coli. The FDA's position on raw milk is in concert with the Center for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatricians.

    The FDA does not regulate intrastate raw milk sales, or selling raw milk within a state, which is left up to the individual states. Today, 20 states explicitly prohibit the intrastate sale of raw milk in some form and 30 allow it. FDA bans interstate raw milk sales, or selling raw milk across state lines. The FDA has never taken, nor does it intend to take, enforcement action against an individual who purchases and transports raw milk across state lines solely for his or her own personal consumption.

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