Cornucopia’s Take: The podcast below gives a brief history of raw milk, including what it is, why the Weston A. Price Foundation and others believe it should be legal, and how you may be able to buy it in your state.
Raw Milk on the Move with Pete Kennedy
The Weston A. Price Foundation
by Hilda Labrada Gore
How easily we forget! Raw milk has been part of the human diet for thousands of years, yet only after a century of introducing pasteurization many people think that the only way to consume milk is to pasteurize it first. Our raw milk heritage is getting lost. But thanks to farmers and activists who believe in the value of raw milk and who are brave enough to fight against the establishment, raw milk is coming back. From being legal in only 27 states in the 1990s, raw milk is now legal in all but 7 states and more people are drinking it every day.
Join Pete Kennedy in today’s episode as we discuss the history of the raw milk movement, what’s left to be done and what we should do to be a part of it all!
- how one of the biggest raw milk cases litigated in this country ended up with members of the jury signing up for the accused farmer’s buying club, out of admiration for the farmer
- how the government agencies really are protecting the profits of the dairy industry with business protection laws disguised as public health laws
- how the number of raw milk consumers is going up but illnesses caused by raw milk are going down
- how the Weston A. Price Foundation is the biggest promoter of raw milk becoming legal in the US
- how Sally Fallon originally started the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund to protect raw milk producers
- why raw milk from farms is seized and often wasted
- what makes pasteurized milk different from raw milk
- how 50 years ago there were 600,000 dairies in this country and today there are less than 50,000
- how raw milk can be one way to revive the dairy industry
- how pasteurized milk is not tested for pathogens, but raw milk is
- the affordability of organic pasteurized milk
- the definition of a herd share is and how people use it to get raw milk legally
- how a state loses money when raw milk is illegal in it
- how WAPF members can take part in bringing about change
- how the campaign for raw milk is mobilizing to target the 7 states where raw milk is still illegal
- what the future holds after raw milk is legal in all 50 states
- other products whose sale is restricted or illegal include raw cheese, yogurt, and butter