Raw Milk Enthusiasts Slam Proposed State Ban on Raw Milk Buying Clubs
Press Conference Precedes 10 AM Public Hearing at Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources
BOSTON, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Raw milk enthusiasts and dairy farmers will bring a cow to Boston Common for a "Raw Milk Drink In" and gather on State House steps for press conference.
The raw milk rally comes as the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) attempts to restrict the delivery of raw milk to thousands of consumers throughout Massachusetts. Earlier this year, the MDAR issued a cease and desist order to four raw milk buying club drivers who were delivering the milk to customers to urban and suburban areas of the state.
Who: Raw milk cow, farmers and consumers.
What: Photo opportunity with raw milk cow, "Raw Milk Drink In" and press conference.
8 am Cow & "Raw Milk Drink-In," Boston Common
9:20 am Press Conference, State House
10 am Public Hearing, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources
2 pm Cow leaves Boston Common
Where: Boston Common - Adjacent to Brewer Fountain, then Statehouse
Speakers/Available for Interview:
Doug Stephan, Raw Milk Dairy Farmer, Owner Eastleigh Farm in Framingham, MA, (bringing the cow)
David Gumpert, author of The Raw Milk Revolution: Behind America's Emerging Battle Over Food Rights
Max Kane, a Wisconsin buying club owner who is currently fighting contempt of court charge brought by the WI Dept of Agriculture for his refusal to reveal his sources of Raw Milk
Mark McAfee, the owner of Organic Pastures Dairy Co., the largest raw dairy in the country, based in California
The proposed law is just the latest in an organized assault against small farmers and unprocessed foods in America. Over three million Americans now prefer organic raw milk and raw milk dairy products over pasteurized milk because of its superior nutrition and disease fighting qualities and because it comes from small, local producers who pasture their dairy cows, rather than keeping them confined all day and all year in dairy feedlots on huge, disease-ridden factory farms.
There have been no reported cases of raw milk-related illnesses in Massachusetts in over ten years.
For more information go to www.organicconsumers.org/raw-milk
SOURCE Organic Consumers Association