The Maryland bill that would legalize raw milk sales through cow share agreements has been delayed now that the bill’s chief sponsor, Del. James Hubbard, has withdrawn his support. Hubbard says he withdrew his support for the bill because it became clear that the House Health and Government Operations Committee wouldn’t vote on the issue before adjourning on April 7.
Raw milk advocates plan to reintroduce the bill in 2015, following the publication of a report on raw milk by the Bloomberg School of Public Health at John Hopkins University (expected December 2014). Hubbard expects that the report will prove that raw milk does not pose a significant public health risk, and hopes that the findings will help change perceptions about the “evils” of raw milk and bolster the support that the bill needs to pass.
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i’ll be glad when this bill is passed.
Just another example of how the gates swing open for large corporate interests ($), and close for “just folks”. How ridiculous that in 2014 you can’t get something as simple as a glass of unprocessed milk without
political interests throwing themselves in the way. Our politicians serve us reluctantly, or not at all . . .