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This is just one of the dumbest things I have ever read, right up there with federal raids on marijuana dispensaries.

Thank God I pay my taxes. If I didn’t, the government might be forced to only enforce laws that are of advantage to the population, and we certainly don’t want that.

Honestly, the horror, people are knowingly drinking unpasteurized milk… Really, they actually know what they are buying and consuming! The fact that the sun has once again risen over the eastern coast of the US is obviously due to federal action here.

Just so we are clear, what the government has the power to do, is tell us that we may own a cow and drink milk directly from it with no treatment. We may buy milk from someone who lives in our state, directly from the cow with no treatment. You MAY NOT source milk from someone who lives in another state unless pasteurized and who knows what else, regardless of whether or not you understand the risks involved or whether or not you own the cows.

Because after the initial trouble with the FDA, the farmer in question did just that, he sold his cows, or rather, he sold shares of them to other people. The court correctly found that this changes nothing in any practical sense, but foolishly found that the government still has cause to regulate this fly by night, international and interstate, criminal, terrorist, network of milk distributors.

These people are obviously doing “God’s work.”

** It is actually unclear if the government has the power to regulate whether or not you can have a cow and drink the milk from it. Honestly I would probably say they do, because it is apparently considered interstate commerce if you grow your own food.

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  1. 2012/02/14 at 12:18

    Yeah, screw you, Louis Pasteur!

  2. 2012/02/14 at 14:32

    Hey, I realize that some of these people are arguing that the process is somehow harming the milk, but no one cares if I eat undercooked hamburg or steak enough to require it to be cooked before sale.

    I’ve also been looking into cheese making to complement my brewing, and it does seem there are advantages to being able to start with raw milk.

    What they are exactly, I am unclear on at this point. Interestingly enough, Mr. Pasteur wasn’t interested in milk, but beer when he was creating the technique.

  3. 2012/02/14 at 15:32

    People don’t tend buy raw meat with the intent of eating it as is. They do with raw milk. I’m glad the government has stepped in and done the right thing here. Some people need to be protected from themselves.

  4. 2012/02/15 at 06:03

    “Some people need to be protected from themselves.”

    How telling. These people do not need such protecting. The plethora of material and warnings on meat and near meat would have me believe there are people stupidly under cooking their meats, either by accident or intentionally. It’s pretty easy to see there is a bigger issue there than there is with people consuming raw milk, for which I am having a very hard time finding any significant cases of food poisoning by comparison.

    If anyone needs to be protected from themselves, it would much more likely be these meat under cooking people.

    Is the girl who recently had her lunch confiscated one of these people who needs protecting? In this case from her mother? Thank goodness we have the government protecting little girls from turkey and cheese sandwiches and forcing chicken nuggets on them instead.

  5. 2012/02/15 at 12:24

    Again, the government did the right thing here. Your raw meat comparison fails since people do not use it in the same way as raw milk – though there are federally mandated standards and warnings and efforts that come with raw meat.

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