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Pride and Joy Creamery again filling retail orders for raw milk

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Pride & Joy Creamery was back to bottling its organic grass-fed raw milk on or about  April 4 after the Toppenish, WA dairy handled the scare resulting from E. coli being found in its plastic jugs collected from retail shelves. “We want to assure everyone that no one has been sick from drinking our milk,”… Continue Reading

Texas crackdown on raw milk couriers stirs controversy

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State Rep. Dan Flynn has asked Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton if an apparent crackdown on raw milk couriers by the Texas Department of State Health Services and city health departments is legal. Rep. Flynn, R-Van, has for the past decade been one of raw milk’s biggest advocates in the Texas Legislature. Raw milk may be… Continue Reading

CA Dairyman Fights FDA Over Ban on ‘Raw Butter’ Shipments

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Mark McAfee, founder and president of Organic Pastures Dairy, has “lawyered up” before once again taking on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this time over the interstate ban on transporting raw butter. He has enlisted Gary Cox, general counsel to the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, to represent him. On March 2, 2015, McAfee filed… Continue Reading

Maryland Dairy Farm Licensed to Sell Raw Milk for Pets

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The P.A. Bowen Farmstead at Brandywine, MD, less than one hour south of Washington, D.C., has been licensed by the Maryland State Chemist to sell raw milk to the public — but only for pets. Bowen Farmstead is owned by Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) President Sally Fallon Morell and her husband, Geoffrey Morell. The new… Continue Reading

Cod Liver Oil Controversy Leading to Another Foundation

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A recent controversy over fermented cod liver oil (FCLO) is leading to yet another foundation dedicated to the work of Weston A. Price, DDS, and Francis M. Pottenger Jr., M.D. Behind the new foundation are Kaayla T. Daniel, Ph.D., a nutritionist who published a report Aug. 23 claiming that Green Pasture (GP) FCLO, endorsed as a “superfood” by the… Continue Reading

Food Freedom Bill Aims to Turn Back Time to 1967

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Even though their two raw milk bills have gone nowhere, a bipartisan “food freedom caucus” in Congress has decided to expand its federal agenda. In a campaign helped by Virginia farmer and author Joel Salatin, the group has added House Resolution (HR) 3187, the Processing Revival and Interstate Meat Exemption (PRIME) Act, to allow states to… Continue Reading

Petition: Wisconsin Supreme Court Should Rule on Raw-Milk ‘Right’

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Anyone may purchase a cow and drink its raw milk, but do the people of Wisconsin have a “right to purchase and drink raw milk”? That’s what the losers in a recent Wisconsin Appeals Court case want to know, and they’ve petitioned the state Supreme Court to see if they can get their question answered…. Continue Reading

Raw Milk Distribution Schemes Cannot Escape Wisconsin Licensing Requirements

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Attorneys for the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund lost twice in a single Wisconsin Court of Appeals decision handed down last week in Madison. Farm-to-Consumer attorneys Elizabeth G. Rich and David G. Cox represented two groups of plaintiffs that were both out to trim the regulatory authority of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer… Continue Reading

Jury Nullification May Be Only Hope for Wisconsin Raw Milk Farmer

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We are going to have to wait a little longer to see if supporters of Wisconsin raw milk dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger can pull off a rarely used legal maneuver called jury nullification. Sauk County Judge Guy Reynolds has moved the start of the Hershberger jury tail to Jan. 7, 2013. Evidence and witness lists… Continue Reading