Let’s Go, Raw Milk Mamas!

Go mamas!  A group of mothers who feed their children raw milk are planning a peaceful demonstration to “defy FDA interstate commerce and food safety law on raw milk in support of farmers across the nation willing to supply fresh milk to mothers across state lines risking their business to serve their customers.” They will ride from Pennsylvania to FDA headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, where selling raw milk is illegal.  That’s sure a long way from Houston, but I wish I could be there with them.  I’m behind their cause all the way.  My children are grown (two do drink raw milk now) but I wish I had known about, and had access to, raw milk when they were younger.  How much healthier we would all be today!

Here are the details:  the caravan of mothers will cross state lines with raw milk on November 1, 2011, from 12 Noon to 3 PM EST.  At the end of the ride, there will be a rally at the FDA site in Maryland.  Speakers at the rally include Liz Reitzig, raw milk mother and one of the organizers of the caravan; Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm; Mark McAfee of Organic Pastures dairy; David Gumpert,  journalist and author of the Raw Milk Revolution; Max Kane, fighting the state of Wisconsin for access to raw milk; and Michael Schmidt, Canadian dairy farmer charged with delivering raw milk.  The organizers of the demonstration are Liz Reitzig and Karine Bouis-Towe of the Farm Food Freedom Coalition.  For more information about the ride and rally, go to RawMilkFreedom Riders.com.

Here’s some background on the purpose of the caravan and rally from a press release: 

“The FDA has engaged in in several long undercover sting operations and raids against peaceful farmers and buying clubs, FDA is also pressuring states to restrict raw dairy access.

Under FDA regulations [21 CFR § 1240.61] implemented in 1987, it is illegal for anyone to transport raw milk intended for human consumption across state lines.  That includes individuals purchasing it legally in one state and crossing into their home state.”

For information on raw milk, go to RealMilk.com or the Weston A. Price Foundation.

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2 Responses to Let’s Go, Raw Milk Mamas!

  1. aed939 says:

    Actually, carrying across a state border one’s own property that one intends to keep, does not constitute commerce. Commerce means only transfers of goods or services for valuable consideration. What you propose to do is legal, but has been either misunderstood, misinterpreted, by the FDA, or it is an intentional overreach of their authority. To make it illegal, you would have to be in the business of reselling the milk in Maryland. The buying clubs are legal because the milk is bought legally in Pennsylvania on behalf of the final consumer–it is not resold in Maryland.

  2. concerned2 says:

    Wow and Fantastic!
    We need to educate, inspire and stand out for a great cause: the very right of FREEDOM OF CHOICE and FREE WILL.
    It is not just raw milk, but the right to have THE FREEDOM to be able drink raw milk.
    The majority of milk being processed by large corporations has in it: Neotame and other chemicals that are added to the cattles feed, or some chemicals are vaccinated to “fatten cattle”. Neotame, particularly is a sweetner being used to fatten the cattle – causing them to eat more.
    That is going into our milk and all dairy foods. It is based on Aspartame, plus it really has a very dangerous chemical added to it, that the EPA has even listed as toxic.

    We don’t need that in our milk! Raw milk from cows who eat grass – should be our choice.
    One last thing: The Constitution says that Only Congress can write laws. No one else can write a law. If they do, such law is Null and Void.
    Please see the Constitution: Article 1 Section 7,8,9.
    Any “law” made by the FDA , therefore- is Null and Void, and doesn’t need to be followed.
    “No one is bound to obey an Unconstitutional law and no courts are bound to enforce it.” This was taken from The Legal Encyclopedia:
    16 Am. Jur. 2d, Sec 177 late 2d, Sec256.
    Our government is great because of the Constitution . We can never have it changed. We can never loose it. Our military today and our veterans in the past have laid down their lives for our freedoms……..So: Good Luck on “The Milk March for Milk Sovereignty.”

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