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Offline ChristineCh

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CA Raw Milk Hearing April 15 - This is Our Chance!
« on: April 01, 2008, 05:32:35 PM »
March 29, 2008

Raw Milk Needs You Like Never Before on April 15th

It is now official. Senator Dean Florez and Senator Abel Maldonado will hold joint hearings on raw milk in California.

Representing the CDFA and the FDA will be the chief of FDA dairy safety, John Sheehan, along with eight other university food safety experts.

Protecting our right to drink raw milk will be a very special Raw Milk Dream Team. These experts include Sally Fallon, Jordan Rubin, Ted Beals, MD., Cat Berge DVM PhD, and more to come in the next two weeks. Also joining us are powerful advocates like Walter Robb, president of Wholefoods. Together, we will argue that the raw milk industry in California has a long history of safety; that raw milk provides superior nutrition; and consuming raw milk is a matter of personal choice.

We expect a history-making showdown that will significantly impact the destiny of our food choices. These hearings will send a message to our government that living and whole, unprocessed foods are a boon to health, and are an important consumer choice.

All Raw Milk lovers should plan to attend this landmark hearing! Please bear in mind that this is an official hearing, and every participant is entitled to deliver his/her testimony in a respectful fashion.

So let's pack the hearing room with respectful yet passionate raw milk fans. Wear your favorite Raw Milk Tee Shirt and grab one of our "I Love Raw Milk" buttons at the pre-rally.


Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Time: 3 PM - 9 PM or until everyone has spoken
Location: Sacramento CA State Capitol Building
John L. Burton Hearing Room (Room 4203)
Subject: Fresh Farm Milk-Assuring Safety and Consumer Choice
Joint Hearing  of: Senate Agriculture Committee and the Select Committee on Food-Borne Illness
Chairs: Senators Maldonado and Florez

Save the day, gather your friends and family, and join us in Sacramento to create a "living food legacy!"
Yours in Health,


Mark McAfee
Founder OPDC



Offline AmandaL

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Re: CA Raw Milk Hearing April 15 - This is Our Chance!
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2008, 09:24:22 PM »
Thats great news!  And very good to have bi-partisan support (Maldonado is a Republican and Florez a Democrat).   I'm local and will try to stop in. 
Wife, mother, food lover, advocate
Healthy Eating Specialist
Whole Foods Market, Arlington, VA

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Re: CA Raw Milk Hearing April 15 - This is Our Chance!
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2008, 12:54:04 AM »
Thank you for being a supporter of this issue, I wholeheartedly support the defense of our rights to choice whole and unadulterated foods. I wish I could be there to see and support this cause.

But as a concerned and informed foody, I think that this battle (however important) is just the tip of the massive ice burg that is seeking to take more power from us. The next huge battle, that I think could help solve some these disputes, is the reconstruction of the guidelines of the CODEX ALIMENTARIUS. This battle is being spearheaded by Rima E. Laibow, M.D. Check out their progress and get involved.

So in combination with this raw milk issue and the CODEX conflict, there should be no reason to not get involved in a battle to ensure our right to health protected.

I'm reminded of the reality that every consecutive generation must learn the cost of freedom when we are faced with losing it. Unfortunately, we are lead to believe that we must go to war to fight this battle, but an even more subversive enemy lies in our own camp and can easily persuade us to give up without a fight, because its "in our best interest". So get involved...your grand kids will thank you...
Tell me what you eat, and I'll tell you what you will become!