With no warning one weekday morning, investigators entered an organic grocery with a search warrant and ordered the hemp-clad workers to put down
their buckets of mashed coconut cream and to step away from the nuts.
Then, guns drawn, four officers fanned out across Rawesome Foods in Venice. Skirting past the arugula and peering under crates of zucchini, they
found the raid's target inside a walk-in refrigerator: unmarked jugs of raw milk.
Cartons of raw goat and cow milk and blocks of unpasteurized goat cheese were among the groceries seized in the June 30 raid by federal, state and
local authorities — the latest salvo in the heated food fight over what people can put in their mouths.
Just because raw milk is legal and is sold in 28 states in the U.S., and is legal in most countries in Europe, Africa and Asia, doesn’t mean
that it’s OK to sell it here Canada; who, after all, wants to take 127,000,000-to-one chance of becoming sick.
The 2nd article is just an opinion, Im not sure if the chances of getting sick are 127,000,000-to-one.
Heres a video of the raid.
Im still waiting to see if Colbert's segment about this will get posted.Colbert asked the 2nd (i think) in charge of the FDA (not sure who), why they
are against raw milk and why we cant drink it, and he said, its because the government wants to make sure everybodys healthy, and went on to say
"Individuals are stupid."
My favorite line from the segment is when he interviewed Ron Paul, and Paul said "Pasteurization without representation." He went on to say, why
cant I have the right to choose what I want to put in my mouth?
Hopefully I will be able to find the segment soon and post it on here.
They want to ban raw milk and organic food because it promotes health - healthy people cuts into the profits of pharma companies who thrive on your
sickness. And as the FDA is owned by pharma companies, they are going to try and ban raw milk because of it's nutritional properties.
SWAT teams raiding food stores for raw milk and health food? Excellent way to use our resources and taxpayer money. Meanwhile meth labs,
coc aine, heroin, crime, gangs, rape and murder are going on...but those aren't as important as taking down a raw milk dealer.
So much more to post...I think I'll start a new thread.
Theres a letter from one of the Rawesome members
The Hearing Notice claimed ILLEGAL FOOD FACILITY violation of CAL Code 114381 (states that a food facility shall not be open for business without a
valid permit to operate. Operation of a food facility without a valid permit may result in closure of the facility and penalty fees of up to three
times the original permit fee) , and violation of Title 8 LA County Code 8.04.932 (Business without a public health license or permit prohibited
Seem like they are more concerned with them running a business that sells food under the guise of being a "private club" and so bypassing needing any
public health standards
edit on 7-10-2010 by davespanners because: (no reason given)
Ah, geez. The issue is that raw milk products are so much better for you. I have a rheumatological condition and I can eat all the raw cheese I
want, drink raw milk, too. But pasturized, processed, and/or homogenized milk and products will set my joints on fire.
Another case of trying to keep us from pure foods.
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