The battle for raw milk and food freedom is well under way. Demand is rising and that has mega pasteurized-milk producers running scared, to government officials, looking for protection in the name of public safety. They aim to limit our access to this highly nutritious food so they don’t have to compete with it. Currently, the so-called “white gold” can’t be sold across state lines, leaving many with little to no options for obtaining this whole and complete food, which has been nourishing people for centuries.
Up until 1987 raw milk producers could ship raw milk to any state in the good ole’ US of A. But in the last couple of decades, access to nutrient dense foods such as these is becoming more and more scarce because of pressure from food and pharmaceutical industry giants who view them as a threat. These special interest groups lobby government officials who, in turn, legislate or regulate small famers out of business, eliminating their competition. The food-pharmaceutical complex and its hired hands in the government have gone so far as to lie about the health benefits of raw milk and other organic foods. Hell, they even lie about their own products – just look at their labels.
Their biggest hired thug is the FDA, whose aim isn’t public safety but corporate protection. That’s right, it’s mission is to protect “big” cheap food from having to compete with “little” healthy food, leaving us simpletons with pre-packaged, sterile foods, which contain little to no nutrients.
Mark McAfee of Organic Pastures – the largest raw milk dairy in the country, based out of Fresno, California – has had enough and is taking the FDA to court. He’s suing the agency over its current ban on the interstate sale of this precious and delicious food, and I was lucky enough to speak with him in a recent interview.
Mark claims that there is overwhelming evidence that proves raw milk, from healthy grass-fed cows, is far superior in flavor and nutrition than the pasteurized swill found in the meg-lo-marts around the country.
He wants to sell his fine product to stores in Arizona, where people have been demanding it. It’s natural – really natural, unlike the naturally labeled “stuff” in commercial grocery stores – wholesome and safe. If it’s safely nourishing people in California, why can’t it safely nourish people in Arizona? It’s not going to spoil or go bad by crossing some arbitrary line carved out by our overlords. Or as Mark said, “There’s nothing that happens across a geopolitical line that causes someone to spit in the milk.”
When asked why the FDA wouldn’t respond to his citizen’s petition, filed over four years ago, about the ban of interstate sales of raw milk, he said, “The FDA is a corrupt food organization. It’s a revolving door for former employees at Monsanto, Tyson Food, Dean’s Food, and the Dairy Processors, who can’t get their greedy their mitts on my food. It’s not meant for long shelf life, like pasteurized milk, it’s meant for the gut. It goes from my farm to the consumer.” That has the big “food” producers mad because they want a cut of his action. They want to get paid for processing his food. Well it ain’t gonna happen.
Tear Down the Wall
It’s high time people start telling government officials enough is enough and demand their freedom back, especially when it comes to food. Why should people in Arizona and other states where raw milk is unavailable suffer because of this interstate ban? Many of them need access to this healing, medicinal food. If the crumby state legislatures don’t have the spine to legalize raw milk production, at least let it come in from another state.
This wonder tonic has been known to cure ailments from autism to allergies, and for me – it makes me feel good, healthy and alive. I can drink a glass of raw milk and egg yolks and feel like I’m on top of the world, not even Bill Gates with his vaccinated GM crops, the FDA, or any other pathetic corporocratic agency can stop me.
McAfee has been busting is hump for 13 years, been shut down three times and continues to fight, like a rabid dog. This man won’t be beat. In order to survive, though, he complies with new rules and regulations to a T. Mark explained, “In order to shift the paradigm, I need to stay open and grow my business.” You can’t do much that if the state shuts you down. Quick compliance is the key to staying in the fight.
It’s hard to challenge state goons head on. They have all the guns, money and resources and can make a farmer’s life miserable in a matter of days, stealing all the fruits of his labor. They don’t care; they’re bottom feeders, gut-maggots with no guts. Instead of letting us milk, drink, and sell our own raw cow’s milk, they’d rather milk us instead. Pump us with pharmaceuticals, sterilized foods, soft drinks and other unhealthy junk to make us productive for 8 hours, and then crash on the couch and zombie off watching Dancing with the Stars. We’re looked at like confinement cattle. Our over-lords only let us out of our cage for the occasional milking and then back to work.
We’re the cash crop and they’ve been harvesting us for too damn long. Well, I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore! And neither is Mark. “We’re gonna battle the FDA out in the open and make them respond and look at the facts.” – he said.
So, now he and the Consumer Legal Defense Fund are bringing the fight to FDA, by slapping a lawsuit down upon them. He wants an answer to why they continue to ban the interstate sale of this wonderful product. And while the courts haven’t responded to his suit, the line in the sand has been drawn. What side will you stand on, freedom or tyranny?
To hear to Brad’s interview with Mark, click here.