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  1. #1 Feds sting Amish farmer selling raw milk locally 
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    Feds sting Amish farmer selling raw milk locally

    By Stephen Dinan
    The Washington Times
    9:10 p.m., Thursday, April 28, 2011

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    A yearlong sting operation, including aliases, a 5 a.m. surprise inspection and surreptitious purchases from an Amish farm in Pennsylvania, culminated in the federal government announcing this week that it has gone to court to stop Rainbow Acres Farm from selling its contraband to willing customers in the Washington area.

    The product in question: unpasteurized milk.

    Its a battle thats been going on behind the scenes for years, with natural foods advocates arguing that raw milk, as its also known, is healthier than the pasteurized product, while the Food and Drug Administration says raw milk can carry harmful bacteria such as salmonella, E. coli and listeria.

    It is the FDAs position that raw milk should never be consumed, said Tamara N. Ward, spokeswoman for the FDA, whose investigators have been looking into Rainbow Acres for months, and who finally last week filed a 10-page complaint in federal court in Pennsylvania seeking an order to stop the farm from shipping across state lines any more raw milk or dairy products made from it.


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    Yay government! Protecting us from the . . . Amish?

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    That is lactose intolerance carried to an extreme.

    We all know that milk is a gateway drug. Every crack addict started with milk at some point in his/her life. Obviously, the trade will now be taken over by Mexican cartels, or possibly Mennonites. One can never be too sure about these things.
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    These farmers should have been selling illegal guns to Mexican drug lords.
    More profit, less risk.
    Of course the BAFTE may not like the competition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madisonian View Post
    These farmers should have been selling illegal guns to Mexican drug lords.
    More profit, less risk.
    Of course the BAFTE may not like the competition.
    LOL!

    Unfortunately, the Amish don't really do firearms. Not in scripture. But that's probably why the feds raided them. They learned their lesson after the Branch Davidians: Always raid people who can't fight back.
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    People know the risk. If they chose to accept that risk - FUCK OFF FDA!
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    Was an article on this guy a year ago or more. Looks like he doesnt learn.

    The FDA is right, they and Pasteur have about 100 years of science behind them. If he sold it as raw milk and his buyers knew, that's one thing.... If he DIDN'T tell them it was raw and not Pasteurised, then that's a major health hazard and he had it coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonnabend View Post
    Was an article on this guy a year ago or more. Looks like he doesnt learn.

    The FDA is right, they and Pasteur have about 100 years of science behind them. If he sold it as raw milk and his buyers knew, that's one thing.... If he DIDN'T tell them it was raw and not Pasteurised, then that's a major health hazard and he had it coming.
    except they DO know that it is raw and are buying it specifically because it is raw.
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    Thank you for clarifying. Okay lemme do some reading and get back to you, k?
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    I've had raw milk. I don't LOVE it and won't go out of my way for it, but - - if that's what some people think is better for them, and they know the risks... the government should not interfere, especially when there is so much else out there for them to worry about.

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    except they DO know that it is raw and are buying it specifically because it is raw.
    Exactly. I have to go through the tortures of the damned to get raw milk out here. Since it's illegal in Colorado to sell raw milk, I have to own shares in dairy. As one of the "owners", I can sell myself raw milk.

    This is not 1900 and dairy herds aren't riddled with TB anymore. As long as the herds get a yearly inspection and sanitary practices are followed, raw milk is perfectly fine. One the biggest reasons we want to buy raw milk is because it all comes from grass-fed cows and the CLA content is way, way higher. Commercial dairies can't operate that way with their enormous herds.
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