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RAW MILK Farmer in PA Busted

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Paige
Staff member
#1
So now that our rights are being eroded right before our very eyes, I get an email that a farmer I am familiar with in PA, who has been selling raw milk, is no longer allowed to do so...

Raw Milk in NJ is illegal, but there are many people who get it from PA, where it is legal...but I guess he is not supposed to sell it...I'm unclear on that aspect...

I cannot wait to move and have goats and my own raw milk!!!
 

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Paige
Staff member
#3
Because it is not pasteurized and we all might get sick is the Govt excuse...not every sate bans raw milk...but the big milk companies don't like it and want to put the farmers out of the milk-selling business...

i am getting really sick of all of this...this poor farmer now will lose megabucks, since we are not allowed to have raw milk in NJ...
 
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Dantes

Guest
#5
Sadly, this sort of thing has been going on for a little while now. Started researching this when I started changing my garden to an edible garden (2007-2008). I have better links (need to dig them up) but found this with a google search: http://educate-yourself.org/cn/HR875andS425organicfarmingban13mar09.shtml

HR 875: SHORT TITLE.—This Act may be cited as the "Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009"
Full text version pdf of HR 875: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_bills&docid=f:h875ih.txt.pdf
http://www.agreenerindiana.com/forum/topics/bill-to-ban-organic-farming
Pay special attention to
* Section 3 which is the definitions portion of the bill-read in it’s entirety.
* section 103, 206 and 207- read in its entirety.
What it Does:
* Legally binds state agriculture departments to enforce federal guidelines effectively taking away the states power to do anything other than being food police for the federal government.
* Effectively criminalizes organic farming, but doesn’t actually use the word 'organic.'
* Affects anyone growing food, even if they are not selling it but consuming it.
* Affects anyone producing meat of any kind including wild game.
* Legislation is so broad based that every aspect of growing or producing food can be made illegal. There are no specifics, which is bizarre considering how long the legislation is.
* Section 103 is almost entirely about the administrative aspect of the legislation. It will allow the appointing of officials from the factory farming corporations and lobbyists and classify them as experts and allow them to determine and interpret the legislation. Who do you think they are going to side with?
* Section 206 defines what will be considered a 'food production facility' and what will be enforced upon all food production facilities. The wording is so broad based that a backyard gardener could be fined and more.
* Section 207 requires that the state’s Agriculture department act as the food police and enforce the federal requirements. This takes away the states power and is in violation of the 10th amendment.
 
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Dantes

Guest
#7
I think the final version of the bill eliminated/softened the stuff about home farming, but still it's very scary. The people in power don't always use common sense--the result is that if a bill is enacted that has certain language, it's open to interpretation, and it's usually really bad interpretation by someone with less common sense.
 

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Paige
Staff member
#8
yes, but we all should be the people in power...we elect the legislators...these bills should never come into play. The excuse from legislators is that they are doing it to "protect" the people - yeah, right!
 
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Dantes

Guest
#9
I agree. It's scary stuff! The sad part is that it's hard to find out about...a lot of this type of legislation comes in attached to completely unrelated stuff, sneaked in. We need to really be paying attention! And speak up!
 
#10
This was on a crunchy Momma video that I watched the other day... It showed a Momma sneaking off to meet some guy- looked like he was dealing her drugs- but then when he left, she started chugging this big bottle of raw milk.

It is very sad how many things the government controls... I get it- we want milk to be safe, but IF the farmer gave out a disclaimer with the milk- wouldn't that be enough? You would think it would, huh?