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  • Minnesota farmer cleared in milk case

    09/22/2012 12:41:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | September 20, 2012 | Abby Simons
    A soft-spoken Minnesota farmer was cleared of violating state laws for distributing raw milk Thursday, a verdict advocates for such foods called their first major legal victory. After a three-day trial and more than four hours of deliberation, a Hennepin County jury found Alvin Schlangen not guilty of three misdemeanor counts of selling unpasteurized milk, operating without a food license and handling adulterated or misbranded food. The trial highlighted a deep national divide between raw milk advocates who contend unpasteurized dairy products can relieve allergies and prevent illness and public health officials who warn that raw milk can cause serious...
  • Mad moms to food police: We'll eat what we want

    05/13/2012 8:38:17 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    WND.com ^ | May 12, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    Moms in Minnesota are preparing to defy state dictates over when and how they can access food supplies for their families, with a rally scheduled Monday to coincide with the beginning of the trial of the manager of a farm buying club, according to the Farm Food Freedom Coalition. WND previously has reported on disputes between farmers and consumers on one side and federal regulators on the other. They have involved the purchase by consumers of raw milk, the rights of consumers to access milk from their own cows, a radio program that offered natural products and a blogger who...