The government continues to over-regulate small farmers, and even lemonade stands are not safe.
There are many concerns about how raw milk can harm you, but few realize just how safe modern raw milk production is, and how raw milk harms fewer people than vegetables.
Using government figures for foodborne illness for the entire population, Dr. Beals has shown that you are about thirty-five thousand times more likely to get sick from other foods than you are from raw milk,” says Fallon Morell. “And with good management practices in small grass-based dairies offering fresh unprocessed whole milk for direct human consumption, we may be able to reduce the risk even further.”
“It is irresponsible for senior national government officials to oppose raw milk, claiming that it is inherently hazardous,” says Dr. Beals. “There is no justification for opposing the sale of raw milk or warning against its inclusion in the diets of children and adults.”
This one got fined for the crime of having a birthday party on the farm. Hardened criminals, dontcha know.
Perhaps the most offensive provision of the ordinance authorizes “private personal gatherings” at wineries. Someone obviously forgot to tell Fauquier officials that in America, we don’t need government permission for private personal gatherings on our own property.
Sheesh. If you’re in Washington DC this weekend, you might want to drop by this rally for the right to, you know, grow and eat stuff.