Santa Cruz Collective to Stage a "Milk-In" for Raw Milk Rights

Santa Cruz area raw-milk proponents are tired of the government getting up in their dairy.

In response to "cease and desist" letters from the Santa Clara County DA's office sent to small, herd-share businesses that contract out milk from a goat or cow, the Santa Cruz Food Rights Coalition formed and is hoping to rally support for a "right to eat" cause -- with animal guests.

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Goats at Milk Mama Goat Farm
​Next Wednesday, Sept. 7, the coalition will hold a "milk-in" where local farmers will bring goats downtown to milk them publicly and distribute the raw milk as a calcium-rich protest.

This comes on the heels of a SWAT-like crackdown on a health-food market in Venice, Calif.

Those who support an individual's right to contract with a herd share for raw milk -- sidestepping food regulations designed to keep down the risks associated with dairy -- say that the government shouldn't interfere with an individual's private right to contract and consume.

"The CDFA wants control over every drop of milk in the state," said Kimberly Hartke, a publicist for the Campaign for Real Milk.

Because entering the milk-distribution market with licenses and inspection fees can be pricey and cost-prohibitive, small farmers often "herd-share" their dairy animals, collecting fees from those who want to have access to the animal's milk, often for consumption without pasteurization. They maintain it's a private contract and not an unlicensed public retailer.

"Consumers want this," Hartke added.

And with demand for locally sourced, raw foods only growing, the raw-milk issue is unlikely to stop getting tugged.

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Sarah Geer
Sarah Geer

So glad I live in Alaska. The authorities aren't all up in one's milk share business! Am watching and fervently hoping that this issue is resolved in favor of people's choice in California though. Ron Paul 2012.

RobertWilliams
RobertWilliams

CDFA is a front group for pesticide chemical companies and industrial farms.

They are attempting to eliminate all reasonable, safe and healthy means of farming so that the inferior and dangerous industrial farms can totally dominate without competition.

As people learn more and more, they move towards reasonable healthy alternatives including the raw milks etc.  So CDFA is trying to eliminate reasonable alternatives.

It is similar to PG$E's monopoly power resulting in so-called smart meters being placed directly onto homes even though the World Health Organization classified the non-ionizing radiation from smart meters as a class 2B Carcinogen.

SMART METER PRIVACY VIOLATIONS.

1. Must-See 4-minute youtubevideo on Smart meters:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?f...

 

 

SMART METER HEALTH PROBLEMS AND CANCER.

2. The WORLD HEALTHORGANIZATION on May 31 2011 placed the Non-ionizing radiation coming fromWireless smart meters (and some other wireless devices) on the Class 2-BCarcinogen List.
http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-ce... 

 

3. The NATIONAL INSTITUTE OFHEALTH months ago (Feb 2011) found biological changes in the brain after onlyminutes of exposure to non-ionizing radiation.
http://jama.ama-assn.org/conte...

 

4. LABORATORY SCIENTISTS haveobserved
(1) Human Cell Damage
(2) DNA Chain Breaks
(3) Breaches in theBlood-Brain Barrier
from levels of non-ionizing radiation lower than emitted byWIRELESS Smart meters.
http://electromagnetichealth.o...

 

5. INSURANCE COMPANIES Hired IndependentLaboratory Scientists and these scientists also observed Cell Damage and DNAChain Breaks and now the Insurance Companies will NOT Insure Liability damagefrom Wireless Smart meters and other wireless devices.
TV Video (3 minutes)
http://eon3emfblog.net/?p=382 

 


So shouldn’t installation ofWireless smart meters on people's homes STOP?

Because Cell Phone use andother devices are Voluntary and can be shut off at the user’s discretion, thatis a different issue.

 


6. WIRELESS SMART METERS –100 TIMES MORE RADIATION THAN CELL PHONES.
Video Interview: Nuclear Scientist,Daniel Hirsch, (5 minutes).
http://stopsmartmeters.org/201...

7. WIRELESS SMART METERS – CANCER, NERVOUS SYSTEM DAMAGE, ADVERSE REPRODUCTION AFFECTS.
Video Interview: Dr. Carpenter, New York Public Health Department, Dean of Public Health, (2 minutes).
http://emfsafetynetwork.org/?p...

8. THE KAROLINSKA INSTITUTE IN STOCKHOLM (the University that gives the Nobel Prizes) ISSUES GLOBAL HEALTH WARNING AGAINST WIRELESS SMART METERS.
2-page Press Release:http://www.scribd.com/doc/4814...

9. RADIATION MEASURED FROM SMART METER MOUNTED ON A HOME (once active in the utility system) SHOWS RADIATION TRANSMISSION PULSES APPROXIMATELY ONCE EVERY FOUR SECONDS 24 HOURS PER DAY traveling through the bodies and brains of the inhabitants of that home.
Youtube Video (6 minutes, 1st minute is sufficient).
http://www.youtube.co/watch?v=...

Note: many of the tests on non-ionizing radiation (the type of radiation emitted by smart meters) have been done using instruments other than smart meters because smart meters have only been in people’s homes for a very short time. But as a Wireless smart meter emits 100 times more radiation than a cell phone, it is not difficult to project.  If a machine gun fires 100 bullets in the same time that a pistol fires one bullet, it is not difficult to project the harm that the machine gun can inflict, even if the tests were done with the pistol.

CUSTOMER UTILITY BILLS AFTER SMART METERS INSTALLED.

10. Skyrocketing Utility Bills after installationTV News Video (3 minutes)http://www.bakersfieldnow.com/...

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