My unnatural infatuation with raw dairy issues was fed tonight by an email from a friend. He sent me a link to the USDA’s goals for their “Developing Healthy People 2020” campaign. Sounds good, right?
Their explicit goal:
Increase the number of States that have prohibited sale or distribution of unpasteurized dairy products.
I can’t make this stuff up, folks. That’s right, your government’s goal to make you healthier is to use your tax dollars to restrict your food choices. Never mind that millions (literally, about 3 million) US consumers feel that raw dairy is the right choice for them, their health and their families. No mention that consumption of raw dairy, done properly, is completely safe.
Nope, they just want to take away your choice. And they are so proud of it, they post it on their web site as a “developmental” goal.
We need to get rid of these people.
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My dirty little secret – that’s not so secret – is that I like raw milk. I grew up on raw milk. I attribute my good health, in part, to consumption of raw milk.
And I HATE the fact that it is illegal for me to buy raw milk for my own consumption in North Carolina. But where there is a will, there is a way, and we’ve managed to continue to consume raw milk (legally!) thanks to a little help from our friends, as we raw food anti-conformists tend to find each other.
One of those friends, a customer of ours at Muddy Dog Roasting Company, sent us this video interview of Mark McAfee, a raw milk superhero. It’s a long video, but worth watching every minute.
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