By Rady Ananda
In another frenzy by freaked out regulators, the California Dept of Food and Agriculture recalled raw milk products from Organic Pastures Dairy Co. in Fresno, after five children became ill and admitted to drinking raw milk from OPDC. Tests confirmed, however, that the products did not contain the variety of E. coli known as O157:H7 from which the children suffered.
“Each month [the California Dept of Public Health] tests all Organic Pastures’ products for pathogens,” explained owner Mark McAfee in a public statement. “In addition, Organic Pastures uses a third party for pathogen testing multiple times per week. All these tests have been negative.”
Posted in Big Pharma, CorpoGov, Food Criminalization, Free Range Animals, Health Foods, Monopolies
Tagged california, CDFA, mark mcafee, milk wars, organic pastures dairy co., raw milk
By David Gumpert
[Excerpts] Last week’s multi-agency assault on Rawesome Food Club in Venice, Calif., marked the first time individuals associated with a food club or a small farm had actually been thrown into jail, in this case charged with 13 felonies and misdemeanors, and held on high bail (requested between $60,000 and $130,000).
Many of the 2,000-plus members of Rawesome are extremely upset. Now, they have joined forces with members of a Maryland food club, Grassfed on the Hill, to form a new national association of food clubs, the Farm Food Freedom Coalition, intended to fight the federal and state crackdowns on private food groups and farmers.
Posted in FDA, Films & Books, Food Criminalization
Tagged Farm Food Freedom Coalition, Farmaggedon, Grassfed on the Hill, liz reitzig, mark mcafee, Nevada County Local Food Freedom, organic pastures dairy co., raw food, raw milk, rawesome raid