What is going on? FDA SWAT TEAM? Raw Milk and Home Grown Veggies!
What is going on? FDA SWAT TEAM? Raw Milk and Home Grown Veggies!
There is a form of milk that is much more dangerous than other milk. According to the Weston A. Price Foundation, this suspect kind of milk was linked to 10 times more cases of illnesses than the healthy kind from 1980 to 2005. Federal officials and authorities in 20 states have declared a milk war, but theyve mostly picked the wrong side. The Price Foundation reports it was pasteurized milk with the questionable record, while raw milk was the healthy alternative. Raw-Milk-Facts.com reports that "clean, raw milk from grass-fed cows was actually used as a medicine in the early part of the last century." In fact, the use of raw milk is documented back to the time of Hippocrates, the father of Greek medicine. But certain key enzymes, as well as beneficial bacteria such as Lactobacillus, are destroyed by the pasteurization process. Turning to the headlines, The Washington Times reported this past February, "Feds Shut Down Amish Farm for Selling Fresh Milk." There are countless stories like that, and it has caught the attention of US Senator Rand Paul, of Kentucky. He recently told fellow Senators, "I think we have bigger problems in our country without sending armed FDA agents onto peaceful farmers land and telling them they cant sell milk directly from the cow." This past week, Senator Paul offered an amendment to the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act that would have stopped such raids, as well as harassment of health food stores. It failed by a vote <b>…<b>
by Sally Fallon
The city of Toronto spreads out from its center as an inundation of asphalt and grey rooftops, punctuated by soul-numbing high-rise apartments. Gradually the city gives way to farmland, dotted with small towns and pleasant farms, a land of richness and variety. The farms are attractive and well ordered, with old-fashioned barns and silos in good repair. The only jarring note is the occasional pile of old tires cluttered against the outbuildings. Follow the road northeast through the town of Durham and eventually you arrive at Glencolton Farms with its stone farmhouse, compact farmyard and painterly vistas.
The owners are Michael and Dorothea Schmidt who purchased Glencolton when they came to Canada from Germany in 1983. Michael Schmidt is an innovator and an activist. He grew up in the Waldorf education system and has a master’s degree in farming. His entire practical training took place on certified organic farms in Germany.
In 1978 Schmidt started a biodynamic organic dairy farm in southern Germany. This farm became the first certified organic farm with cheese processing facilities and today cheese from this farm is distributed throughout Germany. Three years later, Schmidt helped establish the first biodynamic organic farm in Egypt, supplying breeding stock for dairy cows. Today this Egyptian experiment is a flourishing research center and community farm. In recent years he has helped train Russian farmers in the principles of biodynamic farming and has participated in a research project in China.
I just took action, telling President Obama to dump Monsanto super lobbyist and FDA Food Safety Czar Michael Taylor.
Under President Obama, factory farm operators are getting away with serious food safety violations while raw milk dairy farmers and distributors across the country have been subjected to armed raids and hauled away in handcuffs.
When Barack Obama ran for President he promised to end the “revolving door” between agribusiness lobbyists and government and to “regulate” factory farms. Unfortunately his decision to break both these campaign promises has left America’s food supply more vulnerable to food safety outbreaks and allowed the highly consolidated industrial meat and factory farm industry off the hook despite growing problems.
Pasteurization is “a” way to prevent dangerous pathogens in milk; however it is not the only way. Raw milk producers are required to take several steps to ensure that the safety of the end product is equal to that of pasteurized milk. This is done without compromising the molecular structure or nutritional value of the milk.
pathogen is defined as a bacterium, virus, or other microorganism that can cause disease. Pasteurization is a cheap efficient way to make milk “safe” (in the short-term sense of the word). This allows farmers to mass-produce milk from 1000s of cows in unsanitary, inhumane conditions. It is done to lower the cost of production.
Here is a small excerpt from a GREAT article by Dr. Mercola. He is one of the leaders in natural health information and my idle. The full article offers great statics confirming what I already knew about raw milk to be true. find it at mercola.com
According to the US government’s own data, you are about 35,000 times more likely to get sick from other foods than you are from raw milk.
Between 1999 and 2010, there were only an average of 42 cases of illness per year attributed to raw milk. Meanwhile, an estimated total of 48 million foodborne illnesses occur each year from all foods.
Pasteurization protects you from deadly pathogens contained in CAFO milk. However, milk from free-range grass-fed cows does not need to be pasteurized as it is inherently less prone to contamination to begin with.
News reported by Alliance for Natural Health (August 9, 2011) — Public Outraged over Armed Raid of Food Co-op — Federal and state teams arrest people at gunpoint, destroy food, and seize assets—all because they’re afraid of unpasteurized milk and cheese. Please don’t let them trample the Constitution this way—a new Action Alert! On August 2, there was an armed raid on Rawesome Foods in Venice, California, conducted jointly by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office, the FDA, the Department of Agriculture, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. You may recall that we reported about a similar FDA raid on the same co-op last year.
Boy this is just too much! And as I said I am trying so hard to not turn it into Leon’s Thought for Politics! If I bite my tongue any harder it will fall off! I think I am going to have to add a “Politics” category. Let me know what you think in the comment box.
There is a lot of untrue information about raw milk from cows. But what do you really know about milk in general? Processed milk (pasteurized, homogenized and/or fortified) offers very little nutrition and causes health complications. Raw milk (unprocessed) is the opposite of this and can be used as medicine. I am going to clear up the differences between the milk you can get at the store and the milk directly from the cow.