Skip to comments.Feds Take Down Amish Farmer... Over Milk
Posted on 04/29/2011 8:46:52 AM PDT by therightliveswithus
Our government at work.
A year-long sting operation came to an end this week. In that time, the government used fake names and surprise inspections all to nab the people at Rainbow Acres Farm in the D.C. area. The reason: they were selling milk.
Unpasteurized milk, to be exact. Asked for comment, the government released this statement: It is the FDAs position that raw milk should never be consumed. Therefore, the Amish farmers at Rainbow Acres had to be brought down.
Asked for comment, one Washington resident stated, I look at this as the FDA is in cahoots with the large milk producers. I dont want the FDA and my tax dollars to go to shut down a farm that hasnt had any complaints against it. Theyre producing good food, and the consumers are extremely happy with it."
Is this the government over-reaching? I guess you can decide.
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Did the FDA go in SWAT style to do the take down?
When are those evil Amish going to learn that the District of Criminals isn’t going to put up with that?
It is the FDAs position that raw milk should never be consumed.
A basic product available throughout Europe—but too dangerous for Americans.
Fedzilla strikes again.
“I dont want the FDA and my tax dollars to go to shut down a farm that hasnt had any complaints against it.”
1.It’s going to happen anyway whether you like it or not.
2.It’s for the children
3.The gods in D.C. have spoken.
4.Shut up and watch the royal wedding like a good little peon.
We are living under a MARXIST rule and nobody gives a sh!t. PATHETIC!
You know, since our federal government - the FDA and whatever police agency was involved - obviously has so much free time that it has to conduct year-long sting operations on farmers selling a product that people drank without incident for literally thousands of years, it’s obviously time to start axing federal employees by the thousands.
Raw milk should never be consumed? I lived on farms and drank a lot of raw milk. Never harmed me. Nothing like the taste of whole milk. The FDA does not believe that we have the fundamental right to food choices. They have to make the choices for us.
First the came for the smokers, but I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a smoker.
Then they came for the milk drinkers.......
Sell it as Cow Juice.
The EPA is following the life-cycle of any bureaucracy. They have gone well beyond their intended function to the point where they are coercing their ideology on the nation, often extra-legally.
Did they Shoot the cow??
When are they going against these people?
Human gene milk will shortly be available from local daries. I daare say the Amish and whole milk people will get on that bandwagon. Will the FDA now require human milk be pasteurized?
I am much more concerned about the easy availability of uncooked fish, especially shellfish. These are proven toxic especially when served as sushi. FDA should get right on that.
We were warned time and again this would happen.
You can thank all those Senators who voted for the Public Safety Act (including our illustrious Gang of Six RINO Saxby Chambliss from GA). Now the FDA is a fully armed enforcement agency and they may search and seize your farm and/or backyard garden with absolutely no right of judicial review by the injured party. Thats right folks, you can’t go to court and sue. You are screwed, blued and tatooed. Welcome to the USSA.
Our uncle had a dairy when we were growing up. He gave all the relatives milk. Over half of my cousins tested positive for TB—linked back directly to the cow herd. We were dairy farmers also, but faithfully pasteurized our milk. We were fine. Wonder if the Amish test their herds for TB? Probably not. Just a heads up for drinking unpasteurized, untested milk.
I grew up on it, from about ages 5 to 17, from the farm a mile down the street, and I ain’t dead- yet.
The Obama commie machine must go!
On the other hand, the smallpox vaccine was invented when Thos. Salk discovered that diary maids never got smallpox. “Fresh faced, like a dairy maid. No scars.”
Cowpox confers immunity to smallpox.
How many lives has that saved?
Letters being written to elected representatives about such over-reaching and anti-liberty actions of bureacracies? Or only sarcasms being posted on forums?
Do you think this is the vision of America our founding Fathers had when they spoke about freedom? They are making a libertarian out of me..
Testing positive for TB is not the same as having it. My mother’s family got their milk from their cow with a T branded on her cheek. She always tested positive, but she never has never had TB.
America, land of the free and home of the brave. Love it or leave it.
They said if I voted for John McCain, the government would shut down Amish Milk Producers, and they were right.
Funny how that works completely absent GOVERNMENT.
Actually we had better form one new alphabet agency if we get rid of most of the other ones. Freepers would do just fine. But we’d need the DIA (Department of Idiots Assistance) for the ones that seem to think they need all this government intrusion into their lives.
The farm where I usually buy my milk is now acting illegally, thanks to our previous Congress. And yes, that includes Republicans.
You buy raw milk from farmers you trust, then review their testing records for not just TB, but brucellosis and johnes also. It’s really none of the gov’t business what kind of milk people want to drink.
But pasteurized milk can have just as many problems as unpasteurized including salmonella and e coli contamination and people have died from those infections directly attributed to come from the pasteurized milk they drank.
oh thank goodness we had the feds taking out the amish milk sellers.
it’s not like we have radical blank panthers intimidating voters or rabid drug gangs kidnapping & killing our citizens or anything.
get those evil milk peddlers!
these people would be a joke if their actions didn’t have consequences. unfortunately, they do. as such, they are a clear and present danger to all Americans (that won’t vote for them)
we need to stop funding their bullsh*t
Oh for Pete's Sake...I didn't say let the Feds run your life, I was just saying that if you get milk straight from the farmer, then pasteurize it yourself before you drink it. Good Grief. Calm Down. Chill OUT! Or are you normally a Drama Queen?
if this were a Republican adminstration and chocolate milk, the leftholes would be screaming racism
BTW... I agree that Pasteurization is a very good idea and I wouldn't personally buy raw milk. I just wanted to make the point that this should be an individual decision absent government asshattery.
Don't take the Internet too personally. It isn't healthy...
That was Edward Jenner. Salk invented the Polio Vaccine...
When I was a kid I drank raw milk at my grandparents house, it was very good but I bet if I tried it now it would be too rich for me to handle.Always liked the butter my gerandmother made but could never in my 49 years of life get a sip of buttermilk down which is really butterless milk.
Nanny State PING!
I test positive for TB because my father died of it in 1938,and I had been exposed.
It is the FDAs position that raw milk should never be consumed.
If it is good for you the government doesn’t want you to get it.
Ooops. I always get these things wrong ...
Which of course supersedes the opinion and legal rights of their FREAKING SUPERIORS!!!!!
Thanks for the ping!
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