Monday, September 23, 2013

Raw Milk: Freedom from Government Milk Tyranny

Real milk does better for the body than that other stuff.

Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton
Activist Post

We decided to take a road trip to a local farm in Central Texas to purchase some of the delicious and empowering raw milk (from grass fed cows). Not only was it a pleasant diversion to the countryside, but a worthwhile chance to put the journey for milk freedom into the context of food politics and the larger awakening.



With a few caveats in place, raw milk is currently illegal to purchase in 17 states, whereas it is legal to purchase in retail stores in 11 states.

Meanwhile, in states like Texas (and 18 other states), raw milk can only legally be purchased directly from the farm. In Wisconsin, the state persecuted Amish farmer Vernon Hershberger and took him to trial; in Texas, the authorities-that-be went after Miller Farms for daring meet (more than) willing customers at pre-paid drop points including private residences and local Farmer’s Markets, dumping more than 700 gallons of pure milk (at $7 per gallon) and revoking their license.


Refer to this map with up-to-date information on raw milk’s legal status inside the U.S., created by the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund:



http://www.farmtoconsumer.org/raw_milk_map.htm
http://blogs.sacurrent.com/index.php/miller-farms-penalized-for-illegal-raw-milk-drop-offs/
http://www.realmilk.com/real-milk-finder/texas/
http://nodisinfo.com/Home/feds-and-state-goverment-censure-good-health-vernon-hershberger/
http://www.fda.gov/Food/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/ucm079516.htm

Aaron and Melissa created TruthstreamMedia.com, where this first appeared, as an outlet to examine the news, place it in a broader context, uncover the deceptions, pierce through the fabric of illusions, grasp the underlying factors, know the real enemy, unshackle from the system, and begin to imagine the path towards taking back our lives, one step at a time, so that one day we might truly be free...




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