Who ever thought that so many battles would surround raw milk? I don’t even like milk but I’m beginning to feel like I need to go out and buy some to help these folks.
But I think it might be illegal to buy in Virginia. I’ll have to go to the black market.
Vernon Hershberger ran a farm which exchanged raw milk for work on the farm, donations, and sometimes if people were hungry, for nothing at all. The government didn’t take kindly to the operation and so sought to make an example of Mr. Hershberger, at significant cost to the taxpayer.
The milk industry is completely controlled by the government for the benefit of a few, mostly corporate, interests.
In the attached article in the New Yorker Dana Goodyear examines the “bust” of Rawsome, a store in California dedicated to selling exotic and not so exotic raw foods. Recently the federal government in its wisdom raided the place. In the name of “public safety.”
Mike Adams “The Health Ranger” was recently on RT talking about why it is that the FDA has come after raw milk producers. It’s not about health. It’s about controlling a commodity.
Last year I went to the grocery store and was greeted by a sign on the door of the milk case that informed me that the advertised price of a gallon of milk in the newspaper could not be honored due to “dairy regulations.”
I grabbed a gallon of skim and went to the front of the store to ask the manager about the sign.
He informed me that the price my grocery store had advertised was below the official price designated for my area by the government/dairy co-op. Someone had reported the “sub-official” price to the authorities and that was why the sign was on the door of the dairy case.
This video was sent to me by someone at the, get this, “Raw Milk Freedom Riders.” Great name.
What it shows is a Wisconsin inspector visiting the farm of Vernon Hershberger for a “look around.”
Apparently Mr. Hershberger has run afoul of Wisconsin state law because he has provided raw milk to members of his “herd share.” This is a no-no.