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Raw Milk Proponents Expect Large Crowd at Wisconsin Raw Milk Hearing
March 5, 2010–Washington, D.C.–The Campaign for Real Milk, spearheaded by the Weston A. Price Foundation, a non-profit nutrition education foundation, expects a strong turnout at the raw milk hearings in Wisconsin next Wednesday, March 10, 2010 in Eau Claire, WI.
A previously planned public assembly hearing in Madison on March 16, 2010 has been rescheduled for the same date and moved to the Eau Claire location. Now, a joint-hearing for the raw milk bill by both the Assembly and Senate committees will be on the same day of March 10. The members of both committees will be in attendance. For background on the situation, see blog Wisconsin Raw Milk Ground Zero, http://hartkeisonline.com/2010/03/01/wisconsin-raw-milk-ground-zero/.
Max Kane, an advocate of consumer rights to raw milk, expects a strong turnout, even though the location is further away from population centers. “I have done numerous surveys of raw milk enthusiasts and cow share owners and upwards of 80 percent of those I surveyed say they plan to make this hearing and other important events that will increase consumer freedoms.”
“Anybody who cares about raw milk and food freedom needs to take this opportunity to show their support by attending this event,” explains Kathryne Pirtle, author of Performance without Pain, which details her recovery from chronic illness using raw milk products. “I am anticipating over one thousand people will attend the hearing. We must rally in Wisconsin for the changes that need to happen in our entire country in regards to raw milk.”
Activism for passage of more liberal raw milk laws has been spurred by the Wisconsin Alliance for Raw Milk (part of ARMi), which includes consumers desiring raw milk for their health and farmers wishing to provide this healthy food to the public. The meeting will take place at the Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 620 W. Clairemont Ave., Room 106/Auditorium 10:00 am. Early arrival and carpooling are advised, as parking is limited.
The Weston A. Price Foundation is a 501c3 nutrition education non-profit based in Washington, DC. The foundation is dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, research and activism. For more information visit their realmilk.com and westonaprice.org websites.
Media Contact: Kimberly Hartke, Weston A. Price Foundation Publicist 703-860-2711, cell 703-675-5557
CORRECTION: It is overstated in this News Release that WARM and ARMi has spurred the activism– a little of it for sure. In fact, other groups such as the Wisconsin Independent Farm and Consumer Association, state and local chapters of The Weston A. Price Foundation, and other farm and dairy groups have done far more for much longer. Being the originator of the ARMi, I should know.– Augie
Join the ARMi at http://wholefoodusa.org