Raw Milk Alert and Legislative Updates Print
Written by Michael McCaffrey   
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Raw Milk Alert

If you know the health benefits of consuming raw milk, you probably also know that the FDA is not supportive of your access to it. Government raids on Amish farmers and other unconventional sources of raw milk remind us of this unfortunate fact.

However, there was quite a rally in Washington DC this past month in support of raw milk (see video below) and a new bill (HR1830) was introduced by Ron Paul that needs our support.

And speaking of this bill, our friends at the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund are collecting signatures for a petition to support this legislation.  It would allow the shipment and distribution of unpasteurized milk and milk products for human consumption across state lines. This legislation removes an unconstitutional restraint on farmers who wish to sell or otherwise distribute, and people who wish to consume, unpasteurized milk and milk products.

Please take a moment to sign the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund petition here

If the Raw Milk Debate is new to you, this video should help you get up to speed on this important issue:

RawMilkRally

For more information about fresh milk visit the Weston A. Price Foundation or to find a source near you, visit the Real Milk website.

Other Legislative Updates

As you recall, the Center for Processed-Free Living submitted its science and your online petition signatures to the FDA Food Advisory Committee recently in preparation of their meeting discussing a link between children's consumption of synthetic color additives in food and the adverse effects on child behavior. Unfortunately, despite our efforts and the efforts of many including the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the FDA did not agree with our findings. We, many U.S. consumer advocacy non-profits, and many European countries see the science differently and we will continue to fight this issue.

However, we do have one win that you helped us with the defeat of AZ HB 2490. If passed, this legislation would have eliminated the ability for Arizona cities and counties to address childhood obesity and address the effect of joining kids toys with trans-fat laden fare. Fortunately, last minute calls into the state legislature stopped this bill in its tracks, so thank you again for your efforts and support!!