Tim Rowland’s article in today’s Hagerstown, MD Herald is one of the finest. He, like many others, miss a very important point. We at the Journal, and many other producers, do not want raw milk from farm sales to be regulated as legal in any state. We want it exempt and unregulated– for farm sales. Because if it is regulated as legal, it becomes illegal– you have to understand regulation and law to understand this perhaps. If someone gets sick, the department of health should investigate and help the producer improve operations, as public servants should– with no legal or regulatory repurcussions. The farm purchase of raw milk should be unregulated. Guns and SWAT team raids must be stopped.
Swallow peanuts, but choke on raw milk?
February 22, 2009
It’s rich to hear state health departments and the federal Food and Drug Administration shake a warning finger at the Maryland General Assembly over the dangers of raw milk.
It is equally quaint to hear the farm bureaus raise the same complaints, considering that many of their dairy-farmer members grew up drinking the stuff.
The message is that any milk that hasn’t been cooked beyond recognition under the watchful eye of government regulators is unfit for human consumption – and as regulators guard the front door with shotguns to prevent a dairy breaking and entering, tons of bacterially poisoned peanut butter are slipping in through the back, which should be proof enough that it’s the producer, not the product, that makes the difference. More. . . Visit Tim at the Herald today: