Salute to Raw Milk
Raw Milk – A Right in Massachusetts
The raw milk debate and controversy continues.
Rawsome Food Raids – coverage on The Colbert Report on Colbert Nation
As of May 20th, 2011:
Headfirst into the Raw Milky Way, by Jan Buhrman
Monday, May 17th:
Organic Consumers Association: Raw Milk Advocates Call on Attorney General Coakley to Investigate MDAR Commissioner Scott Soares
The Atlantic: Pasteurization Without Representation
Wednesday, May 12, 2010:
The MDAR has a monthly photo contest. I suggest we all send loads of photos of raw milk and cows and freedom slogans to the contest!
Boston Globe: Cows on The Common
Boston Herald: Cowabunga on the Common
Suzanne The Cow Photograph: There is a cow on Boston Common…
Monday, May 10, 2010:
Crying Over Spilled Milk: MA Ag Bureaucrat in Desperate Maneuvers, by David Gumpert
The raw milk battle continues on.
The milk buying clubs (which bring raw milk to the co-ops) are still under fire!
The Friday MDAR statement re-committed MDAR to putting the buying clubs out of business.
It views the buying clubs as “Milk Dealers”, and according to the Friday release: “A Milk Dealer is defined within the Milk Control Laws as anyone in the business of receiving, purchasing, pasteurizing, bottling, processing, distributing or otherwise handling milk. This is still the case, and MDAR will take such steps to enforce violations as they become aware of them.”
The MDAR only took the proposed regulation “off the table” for Monday ONLY, (what about on Tuesday?). This means nothing. They are pretending to back off so that people will not come to the rally. MDAR is trying to trying to stop the event and make people believe that the issue has been resolved.
We want MDAR to go back to the situation prior to January. 2010, when MDAR started sending out cease-and-desist letters to the buying clubs. No new laws, no new regulations, no nothing. Just leave the buying clubs alone and let MA consumers buy their raw milk.
The only language MDAR will understand is lots of people saying we mean BUYER’S CLUB business. That’s why it’s more important than ever that people show up–to show they can’t get away with last-minute press releases to diffuse opposition. The message to MDAR: Take our right to eat the food we want to eat, SERIOUSLY!
- ‘No raw milk consumer, buying clubs, or farmer left behind.’
- The raw milk Drink-In on the Commons on Monday is on – begins at 8am.
- The MDAR has taken back nothing!
- The buying clubs are still under fire!
Now is the time to act and stand up for our rights!
The Raw Story by Alex Beam, Boston Globe, Friday, May 7, 2010
Fight Over Raw Milk Moves East Amid Charges of Collusion with Big Dairy by David Gumpert, author of The Raw Milk Revolution: Behind America’s Emerging Battle Over Food Rights
Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Delicious Happiness
“No state in the nation has acted in this way to make milk buying clubs illegal.”
Attend Raw Milk Hearing:
Monday, May 10th | 9:15 am | 100 Cambridge St., 2nd Floor, Conference Room A, Boston, MA
If you can’t attend the hearing on Monday, May 10th:
Please send a letter ASAP
click here for sample letter you can cut/paste on to your own letterhead
Raw Milk is Cream of the Crop
Resources & Writings:
Boston Localvores: Why this raw milk debate matters
Slow Food Boston: Raw Milk Buying Clubs Threatened
Slow Food BU: Massachusetts Raw Milk Hearing
The Weston A. Price Foundation: A Campaign for Real Milk
Feed Me Like You Mean It: Massachusetts Raw Milk/Food Freedom Hearing In Boston, May 10
Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group: Hearing on Proposed Changes to Massachusetts Raw Milk Regulations
Health Banquet: Raw Milk Benefits - Raw Milk Song