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December 15, 2013

Interview with David Gumpert Takes a Look at the 100-Year War Against Raw Milk

As more Americans embrace the farm-to-table movement, tensions between consumers, farmers and food safety officials in the dairy industry have grown increasingly contentious when it comes […]
December 11, 2013

Public Interest in Raw Milk Overwhelms Foxborough, MA

Foxborough, MA Public Hearing on Raw Milk Moved to December 16 The public hearing on proposed changes to the regulations allowing the sales of raw milk […]
December 10, 2013

Oregon Dairy Farmer Challenges Constitutionality of Ban on Raw Milk Advertising

In August 2012, a dairy farmer received a visit from Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) officials, who instructed her to remove the prices of raw milk […]
December 6, 2013

Wisconsin Senate Committee Passes Raw Milk Legislation

On November 12, 2013, the Wisconsin Senate Committee on Financial Institutions and Rural Issues passed Senate Bill 236, which would allow the sale of raw milk […]
November 29, 2013

Farmers Experiment with Milk Treated with UV Light Instead of Pasteurization

Several farmers in the United States and other countries are experimenting with treating milk with ultraviolet light instead of pasteurization, for feeding calves on the farm. […]
November 25, 2013

Massachusetts Family Farm Since 1732 Threatened by New Proposed Regulations on Raw Milk

The town of Foxborough, MA is considering new regulations that would limit the bacteria count of raw milk to a more stringent level than current state […]
November 25, 2013

Cow-Share Programs Under Scrutiny in Australia

The May 2013 raid of a dairy farm in Willunga Hill, Australia is another battle in the war between consumer choice and public health that is […]
November 20, 2013

Research Implies that Saturated Fat is Not the Cause of Heart Disease

A recent article published in BMJ, a peer-reviewed medical journal, titled “Saturated Fat is Not the Major Issue” has medical, nutrition and health experts talking about […]
November 15, 2013

Minnesota Judge Criticizes MDA’s 10-Year Harassment of Farmer Michael Hartmann

Farmer Michael Hartmann has been battling the Minnesota Department of Agriculture for close to a decade. On October 7, 2013, Hartmann received a little support from […]