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Steve Bemis is a retired corporate attorney and farms hay in Michigan. For the last several years, Steve has worked with the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund advocating for greater access to local foods, especially raw milk. He is a founding Board Member of the Fund and also serves on the Farm-to-Consumer Foundation Board. Steve regularly posts comments on David Gumpert's blog, The Complete Patient.

I’ve been wondering, why does one part of the USDA promote cheese consumption while another says it’s an unhealthy source of too much fat?  As I ponder, I assume USDA has thought about the conflict at a policy level (maybe too generous, but safer than assuming they don’t think), and I imagine the decision: “Hell, …