Rare Dairy Artifact Exhibit to Debut at Weston A. Price Foundation’s Wise Traditions Conference

Attendees of the November 2013 Wise Traditions Conference in Atlanta will be the first members of the public to see a unique and rare collection of dairy artifacts that have been collected from around the world.

Butterworld is a traveling exhibition made up of over 150 dairy artifacts that span the 17th through 20th centuries. The collection includes historical books, vintage advertisements, antique bottles, butter churners and other equipment. Chief curator, Sandeep Agarwal, urges visitors to keep an eye out for the Osborne’s Improved Thermometer Churn, which was marketed as a solution to the common mid-19th century superstition that cream couldn’t be churned into butter so long as it was haunted by a “cream witch.” Continue reading

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Op-Ed: State Should Recognize Personal Liberty and Personal Responsibility

One South Dakota resident penned a Letter to the Editor that was published in August 25, 2013 issue of the Capital Journal titled, “On Raw Milk, State Should Recognize Personal Liberty, Personal Responsibility.” In it, the author addresses the business principles, food safety and liberty rights that are all wrapped up in the issue of raw milk. Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Exemplifies How Department of Agriculture Can Work with Farms to Ensure Raw Milk Safety

A Franklin county, PA dairy producer has been given the OK to resume selling raw milk, following a state inspection of the farm after two of its customers came down with Campylobacter, a mild gastrointestinal illness that usually clears up without medical care.

The state ordered The Family Cow to cease the sales of raw milk on August 5, and the farm’s owner quickly sent out an email to his customers that he was working with the state and several experts to identify and correct the source of the problem. The farm ended up removing one cow from the herd and using a pipeline sanitizer that protects against Campylobacter. Following these corrections and additional tests of the raw milk and the premises by an independent expert, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture determined that the farm was clear to resume its sales of raw milk. Continue reading

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Wisconsin Action Alert

Wisconsin is currently considering Senate Bill 236 and Assembly Bill 287, bills that would permit the sale of raw milk directly from Wisconsin farmers to consumers.  Raw milk has been a staple of Wisconsin and American diets for many generations and it has been consumed for many years without negative health effects.

The bill is sponsored by Senators Grothman, Schultz, Leibham, Vukmir and Tiffany; cosponsored by Representatives Murphy, Danou, Clark, Doyle, Knodl, Craig, Pridemore, Pope and Berceau.
The Weston A. Price Foundation is in support of the bill.
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Indiana Festival Raises Funds for Farmer Mark Baker

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Will you be in the Indiana area on September 14, 2013? You’re invited to Farm Fest, an event full of fun for the whole family and featuring hay rides, straw mazes, a petting zoo and a farm-fresh lunch overlooking the picturesque rolling fields of the Seven Sons Family Farm. Continue reading

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Lifelong Raw Milk Drinker “Would Never Touch that Pasteurized Stuff”

Chester Ice, now 75 years old and still going strong, has been drinking raw milk all his life. Born in rural West Virginia, Chester and his two brothers grew up drinking fresh milk that their father milked from his three Jersey cows every morning and every evening.

“I was raised on raw milk from the time I was taken off my mother’s breast milk. I am 75 years old now. So, raw milk can’t be all that dangerous,” Chester concludes. Continue reading

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Michigan Group Works to Find Common Ground Between Raw Milk Advocates and Policy Makers

All across the United States, raw milk is a controversial issue. Over the past year alone there have been several high-profile legal cases and legislative battles surrounding the question of whether raw milk should be available for sale to the public and in what capacity.

Michigan was the first state to ban raw milk sales in the late 1940s and the least likely state to deregulate it now – yet it is there that a group of 13 individuals, made up of farmers, academics, healthcare professionals and regulators, have been quietly working together for six years to find common ground between raw milk advocates and legislators. Continue reading

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Raw Milk Drinker Tells Government to Stay Out of the Kitchen

Elizabeth is a healthy woman in her 50s, who was raised on a diet of farm fresh milk, vegetables, and livestock. Her parents, aunts, uncles and cousins were all raised on the same natural diet and they too enjoyed happy, healthy childhoods and maintained excellent health throughout adulthood. Elizabeth attributes her family’s good health to their natural diet and staying away from processed foods. She urges others to consider all the chemicals and poisons that enter our foods through processing, and instead opt to support local farms that still raise food in the right, natural way. Continue reading

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