Mothers to hold ‘Raw Milk’ demonstration outside the FDA

Adam Helfer
Omkara World
Washington Times

A group of mothers from across the country will be demonstrating outside the Silver Spring, Maryland FDA office. These mothers represent the many who choose to feed their children raw milk. They will be protesting the FDA’s crackdown on raw milk production and distribution, arguing that the government campaign not only criminalizes raw milk, but criminalizes the American citizens who buy and consume it.

FDA actions a shameful use of force

Recently, the FDA has engaged in several long and involved undercover sting operations and raids against peaceful farmers and buying clubs.

“Not only are the FDA’s actions a shameful use of force, they are also a serious threat to my freedom and my family’s food supply” says Karine Bouis-Towe, Founder of the Farm Food Freedom Coalition and Grassfed on the Hill, a local food buying club. “Moms everywhere are disgusted by the FDA casting us into criminals for feeding our families nutritious food, just because that food happens to come from a farm in a different state!”

Under FDA regulations [21 CFR § 1240.61] implemented in 1987, it is illegal for anyone to transport raw milk intended for human consumption across state lines. That includes individuals purchasing it legally in one state and crossing into another state where they live.

Notable leaders in the “local foods” and “foods rights” movements will join mothers from across the country for the demonstration. Prior to their planned peaceful demonstration, a caravan of mothers will cross state lines with raw milk and invite the FDA to witness what the agency wrongly considers to be a criminal act.

Where: Across from FDA HQ- 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD

When: November 1, 2011, 12pm – 3pm EST

Who: Liz Reitzig and Karine Bouis-Towe of the Farm Food Freedom Coalition

Other Speakers Include: Joel Salatin, Polyface Farm (featured in Fresh and Food, Inc.) • Mark McAfee, Organic Pastures dairyDavid Gumpert, Journalist and Author Raw Milk Revolution • Max Kane, currently fighting the state of Wisconsin for right to private contracts • Michael Schmidt, Farmer currently staging a hunger strike in Canada

For more information about the farm raids,visit:

Information provided via Kim Hartke/ Weston A. Price Foundation and the Farm Food Freedom Coalition.

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Adam Helfer’s bio is at the Washington Times.

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