Skip to comments.Lawmakers Advance Effort to Legalize Raw Milk
Posted on 03/30/2014 1:34:38 PM PDT by RightSideNews
As a producer of grass-fed beef, I am familiar with some of the difficulties small farmers face when marketing fresh food directly to consumers. Our bills would make it easier for families to buy wholesome milk directly from farmers by reversing the criminalization of dairy farmers who offer raw milk, said Rep. Massie. The federal government should not punish farmers for providing customers the foods they want, and states should be free to set their own laws regulating food safety. Representative Pingree says this legislation supports small farmers. Many consumers want to buy fresh, unpasteurized milk and regulations shouldnt get between them and the farmer who wants to sell it, said Representative Pingree. Given how many food scares there have been involving large-scale producers, it just doesnt make sense to spend money cracking down on small, local farmers who are producing natural, raw milk and cheese. The enforcement of raw milk regulations has been overzealous and needs to be reined in.
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last time I drank raw milk I was 9 and I got Yellow Jaundice..AKA Hepatitis...
I find it encouraging that someone somewhere thinks using SWAT Teams against dairy farmers is ridiculous ...
I'm sure I consumed some in my pre teens.
However, a free people can determine what they consume without government telling them what they can and can't do.
This is about freedom from nanny government, not food safety.
I has good bacteria in it plus many people think it tastes better.
Its also necessary for cheese making.
The microbes may help the flavor of specialty cheeses, but they aren't required. Any cheese making supply can provide pure cultures of required bacteria, along with rennet.
Perhaps i should have said good cheese.
I drank raw milk every day of my life until the folks moved to town when I was 16 - apparently there are some immunities transmitted in the unpasteurized and unhomogenized version of that freshest of products.
The milk was generally consumed the day it was produced, as there was some concern about refrigeration. What cooling there was came about largely because of submerging the milk cans in fresh-flowing spring water, as mechanical means were not yet in widespread use in rural communities.
I wish we could get it down here in FL. Its impossible to make cheese from the usual ultra-pasteurized milk.
I don’t have the slightest interest in consuming raw milk, but I don’t see why other people shouldn’t have it.
If you have problems with digestion, raw milk is a superb probiotic.
Purple berries do it for me..
Helped me get over some wicked acid reflux. Of course, this being Florida, I had to accidentally get from my 'pet's' supply.
This is just crazy talk. before you know it they will be letting people eat and drink what they please. What comes next, freedom of speech too? It’s a slippery slope.
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