Government wrongly targets raw dairy

Recently, several governmental agencies came together to bravely fight one of the most dangerous forces endangering our citizens today. Caches of this dangerous issue have been broached all over the country as of late. Agents have been entering the premises with guns drawn.

The next time you see an FBI, FDA or Department of Agriculture agent be sure to thank them for keeping us safe from the utmost evil: raw dairy. Yes, dairy. Bravo.

Raw dairy is what you get when a cow is fed grass, allowed to roam on the farm and does not have anything added to its diet or milk.

There is a growing movement of people think that unpasteurized, farm-fresh milk is exponentially healthier than the mass-produced milk from cows that are fed synthetic and alternatives and kept in unpleasant shelters.

In order to circumvent current legislation which prevents raw dairy products from being sold in conventional stores, people have set up milk co-ops and drop sites to get raw dairy products to those who want them.

In the past couple of years, however, the perfectly legal raw milk systems have been taking heat from the FDA and the states’ respective Departments of Agriculture. The farms Morningland Dairy (Missouri) and Hartmann Dairy (Minnesota) have been under attack. Both cases have been eerily similar.

The government agencies cited E. coli O157:H7 and salmonella as potential dangers that the raw dairy could be carrying.

In both cases, the milk was put under embargo (Morningland’s dairy was being sold at a raw food co-op in California, called Rawesome), and began testing products for evidence of E. coli O157:H7. Neither of the cases have had any definitive closure.

One reason is that The FDA and the Departments of Agricultures have been twisting the stories, bouncing the blame back and forth. Neither is willing to admit to that they made a judgment error in pulling the dairy from the market in the first place. The E. coli that was found on the Hartmann Dairy farm was found in cow poop, where it is supposed to be.

Warm-blooded organisms have E.coli in their digestive systems, where it helps digest foods. The way it is transmitted is through fecal matter. Every time you hear of an E. coli scare, it is because food is contaminated with waste.

The second reason is that even if the tests come back negative, the FDA can say that it the tests are inconclusive and therefore unreliable as evidence. In fact, this is the case with all food: the FDA regulations state that it can never be proven that any food is not contaminated.

The FDA website states that “to be adulterated, food need not be shown actually to contain filth or other contaminants; a demonstration that the food was prepared, packed, or held under conditions whereby it would, with reasonable possibility, become so is legally sufficient to prove adulteration and provide grounds for taking action against the lot.”

I believe that non-raw dairy contains contaminants. Contaminants like the pasteurizing chemicals, fake hormones, not to mention that the milk is coming from animals that are kept in conditions that could be considered torture. Americans should have the right to choose between the mass-produced, pasteurized, chemical-laden substitute for milk and the milk that humans have been drinking since we figured out how udders works.