Food freedom in a milk container
|November 20, 2010||Posted by nourishingnancy under food freedom, fresh milk, raw milk, small farms|
Today is a day that many of us bloggers are trying to draw attention to the plight of our small farmers: Dairy farmers to be specific. If you’ve read the news of late, you have no doubt heard of a raid or two on dairy farms selling, what has become a food freedom fight: Raw milk.
I’ve come to dislike that word, raw; it has a kind of unsavory sound to it: something dirty or unfinished. I’ve come to love the food, however, and wish it came with a better title. A title that befits a king of food that it is. A title that befits the beauty and art and honor that goes along with bringing it to the public.
Our dairy farmers who raise their cows on pasture, moving them day to day for fresh growing green grass; carefully and cleanly milking them and storing their fresh milk; and rigorously checking the safety of each and every cow, these farmers are being persecuted. Crucified, if you will, by a government that has an agenda to wipe out milk that has not been boiled, processed, chemically treated and completely altered from it’s original state.
Government conspiracy, big business bamboozling, media misinformation? My guess is all the above, but the real focus is our small farmers. They don’t care who, they are losing their farms; they don’t care why, they no longer have a livelihood; they don’t have the power to fight any of them and we need to help. And fast.
This issue is not really about whether you believe in or support raw milk or even drink it in your family: this is about whether a government or any other authority has the right to do what they are doing to these farmers. This may be the biggest freedom issue of our lives, folks. We are right in the middle of it, and now is the time to, yes, put your money where your mouth is. Please support small farms: take action against Food Bill S510; join organizations that support REAL food and small farmers; and donate when and where you can to help these farmers keep afloat, at a very, very tense time in farm history. It is, after all, your freedom, too.
For more information: www.westonaprice.org