Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Country’s Largest Raw Milk Supplier Sues FDA for Ban on Interstate Sales

Organic Pastures FDA Lawsuit
Got Raw Milk?

Brad Jordan
Activist Post

The battle for raw milk and food freedom is well under way. Demand is rising, and that has mega pasteurized-milk producers running scared to government officials, looking for protection in the name of public safety.

They aim to limit our access to this highly nutritious food so they don’t have to compete with it. Currently, the so-called “white gold” can’t be sold across state lines, leaving many with little to no options for obtaining this whole and complete food, which has been nourishing people for centuries.

Up until 1987 raw milk producers could ship raw milk to any state in the good ole’ US of A. But in the last couple of decades, access to nutrient-dense foods such as these is becoming more and more scarce because of pressure from food and pharmaceutical industry giants who view them as a threat. These special interest groups lobby government officials who, in turn, legislate or regulate small farmers out of business, thus eliminating their competition.

The food-pharmaceutical complex and its hired hands in the government have gone so far as to lie about the health benefits of raw milk and other organic foods. Hell, they even lie about their own products – just look at their labels.

Their biggest hired thug is the FDA, whose aim isn’t public safety but corporate protection. That’s right, it’s mission is to protect “big” cheap food from having to compete with “little” healthy food, leaving us simpletons with pre-packaged, sterile foods, which contain little to no nutrients.

Mark McAfee of Organic Pastures – the largest raw milk dairy in the country, based out of Fresno, California – has had enough and is taking the FDA to court. He’s suing the agency over its current ban on the interstate sale of this precious and delicious food, and I was lucky enough to speak with him in a recent interview.

Mark claims that there is overwhelming evidence that proves raw milk, from healthy grass-fed cows, is far superior in flavor and nutrition than the pasteurized swill found in the meg-lo-marts around the country.

He wants to sell his fine product to stores in Arizona, where people have been demanding it. It’s natural – really natural, unlike the naturally labeled “stuff” in commercial grocery stores – wholesome and safe. If it’s safely nourishing people in California, why can’t it safely nourish people in Arizona? It’s not going to spoil or go bad by crossing some arbitrary line carved out by our overlords. Or as Mark said, “There’s nothing that happens across a geopolitical line that causes someone to spit in the milk.”

When asked why the FDA wouldn’t respond to his citizen’s petition, filed over four years ago, about the ban of interstate sales of raw milk, he said, “The FDA is a corrupt food organization. It’s a revolving door for former employees at Monsanto, Tyson Food, Dean’s Food, and the Dairy Processors, who can’t get their greedy their mitts on my food. It’s not meant for long shelf life, like pasteurized milk, it’s meant for the gut. It goes from my farm to the consumer.”

That has the big “food” producers mad because they want a cut of his action. They want to get paid for processing his food. Well it ain't gonna happen.

Tear Down the Wall

It’s high time people start telling government officials enough is enough and demand their freedom back, especially when it comes to food. Why should people in Arizona and other states where raw milk is unavailable suffer because of this interstate ban? Many of them need access to this healing, medicinal food. If the crummy state legislatures don’t have the spine to legalize raw milk production, at least let it come in from another state.

This wonder tonic has been known to cure ailments from autism to allergies, and for me – it makes me feel good, healthy and alive. I can drink a glass of raw milk and egg yolks and feel like I’m on top of the world, not even Bill Gates with his vaccinated GM crops, the FDA, or any other pathetic corporacratic agency can stop me.

McAfee has been busting his hump for 13 years, been shut down three times and continues to fight like a rabid dog. This man won’t be beat. In order to survive, though, he complies with new rules and regulations to a T.

Mark explained, “In order to shift the paradigm, I need to stay open and grow my business.” You can’t do much that if the state shuts you down. Quick compliance is the key to staying in the fight.

It’s hard to challenge state goons head on. They have all the guns, money and resources and can make a farmer’s life miserable in a matter of days, stealing all the fruits of his labor. They don’t care; they’re bottom feeders, gut-maggots with no guts. Instead of letting us milk, drink, and sell our own raw cow’s milk, they’d rather milk us instead. Pump us with pharmaceuticals, sterilized foods, soft drinks and other unhealthy junk to make us productive for 8 hours, and then crash on the couch and zombie off watching Dancing with the Stars. We’re looked at like confinement cattle. Our overlords only let us out of our cage for the occasional milking and then back to work.

We’re the cash crop and they’ve been harvesting us for too damn long. Well, I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore! And neither is Mark. “We’re gonna battle the FDA out in the open and make them respond and look at the facts,” he said.

So, now he and the Consumer Legal Defense Fund are bringing the fight to FDA, by slapping a lawsuit down upon them. He wants an answer to why they continue to ban the interstate sale of this wonderful product. And while the courts haven’t responded to his suit, the line in the sand has been drawn. What side will you stand on, freedom or tyranny?

To hear to Brad’s interview with Mark, click here.

Brad Jordan hosts a podcast called Food Riot Radio. He and his co-host Sara Burrows work to expose how a collusion between government, big agriculture, big pharma and big food has determined what ends up on our plates and offer ideas for how to fight back.


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Anonymous said...

Go Mark. People need to step up & support this man and the farmer's legal defense fund. FDA wants to outlaw everything that is healthy and force us to live off Monsanto's poison and take Big Pharma's life sucking vaccines & pharmaceuticals.

Anonymous said...

what can we do to support this lawsuit?

Anonymous said...

really? you think its natural to drink cow's milk? There is no need to drink cows milk. What other animal milk do you folks drink?

The jokes on you I'm afraid unless your mother or father were a cow.

abinico said...

Cow milk is great food for a baby cow. What don't you understand about that?

abinico said...

Milk is great for a baby cow - no so great for people.

Anonymous said...

Humans have been drinking cows milk for quite a while now. The facts are that it is loaded with nutrients. If its perfect for baby cows what makes you think that it's not great for humans too? Raw cows milk is food for all creatures of the Earth. My cats sure like it. Thousands of years of human history are there as the proof. So drink some raw milk and enjoy it. It tastes great, especially when the cream rises to the top. The brain requires fat to synthesize amino acids. Support your local dairy farmer. They need the business. Oh and I was vegan for 20 years.

Anonymous said...

you guys have been brainwashed about the necessity for cow's milk. You all sound like my mother and what she regurgitated from her mom.

Get a brain. No...not a cow brain. Then get a clue and do some reading. No...not blogs. They teach you nothing and continue the never-ending cycle of BS, fantasy and mistruths.

Really...the joke is on YOU if you believe that an infant NEEDS cows milk, and the same goes for you.

Heather Callaghan said...

Hey anon 6:48 - I'm sure there's good info and I think we all agree that everyone should have their own dietary preferences...

That being said, do you see how the point of what Mark McAffe is doing is for food freedom which could ensure your food freedom too - like for local produce and co-ops. Would you agree to uphold others' food freedom whether they might "need" it or not? Even if you think they are brainwashed - does that mean their free choice should be revoked?

Anonymous said...

yes heather I agree with your logic. Free choice should be absolute when it doesn't threaten or harm another. No doubt.

But WHO is deciding whether you can have raw milk or not? Who will give your that right? And after they "establish" that its your right (within bounds) to drink raw milk...what then? What will you ask them for next?

You and others are still looking to the system for your rights, and perpetuating the criminal cabal that decides our fate and how we live our lives.

The issue is NOT really about whether you have the right to consume raw milk, or to dispense it. The point is that it will be decided by the same powers-that-be that continue to degrade our society and effectively constrain us under servitude...or simply slaves.

This issue is merely a distraction. Another false hope just like voting.

You want to stop this nonsense, stop paying and supporting those that infringe upon our freedoms, including freedom of choice.

Since when do we need the government to grant us our freedoms? I thought they were there to protect our freedoms? Ironic isn't it?

Yet this issue is a perfect example of how we continue to rely upon the system so that we may be "allowed" to do what we choose to do.

Am I making any sense here?

So its really not a worthy discussion about free choice because you are seeking approval from those that should not hold any powers to grant us freedom of choice.

Thus this issue boils down to one thing (for me) valid of an issue is this and is it worth fighting for or not? Consumption of cows milk? Why would I expend energy knowing what I know? Just because its as you say, "free choice"??

Anonymous said...

You can support Mark and Organic Pastures by donating to the legal defense fund on his website.

The stuff is magic and the company awesome!!!

Gregg Moore said...

Don't you think it's ironic that the government will allow the sale of cigaretts across state lines and not raw milk, in lieu of the Surgeon General's assessment of tobacco? It's all about money and power, who has it and doesn't, and who is on the take. No fight is too insignificant because it is all related to the same problem.

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