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HHS Attacks Amish Too

Did you see what the Food and Drug Administration did to an Amish farmer? The Washington Times reported, and I saw it again tonight on the news:

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

you really are against pasturized milk? From Food Safety News: "

Not so long ago, milk was this country's number 1 food safety concern. Before milk was routinely pasteurized beginning in the 1920s, it regularly caused large outbreaks of deadly diseases. Now in 2011, raw, unpasteurized milk has made its way back into some Americans' diets and is once again causing outbreaks of disease."

Amish selling raw milk IS a safety issue.

The birth control pill reduces alot of cancers. Equating raw milk and Womens birth decisions is irresponsible.

Rover.

Archangel said...

Re contraceptives: the Health Care Tax Credit allows smaller churches to pay less for health insurance. Obama sponsored that one. Non-Catholics paid taxes to help Catholics pay for health care, regardless of whether they support Catholic activities or not. Now that it is time for Catholics to give back a little bit by supporting others, irregardless of whether it is for a Catholic activity or not, Catholics take support but refuse to give it.
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Elizabeth said...

Anon, I go out of my way to get raw milk. I grew up drinking it, drink it now and have never been sick from it. I'm not against pasteurized milk, drink whatever the heck you want. But your quote is uninformed and lacking context. It was not until big, overcrowded dairies moved into cities that there were problems with raw milk. These dairies kept their cows in crowded and unsanitary conditions, and fed them on discarded whisky mash. These were not cows in farms out in fields. Raw milk is more easily digested and better for you. I'm aware of the risks, so I am very careful about where my milk comes from. But even if there is some greater risk associated with raw milk, so what? Should it not be MY choice to drink whatever type of milk I want to drink? If not, what would the argument against banning cigarettes and alcohol be? Those can cause diseases as well, many much more serious than anything you will get from drinking raw milk.

Anonymous said...

Eliz,

If you are against the food and drug administration, say so. Government has a duty to protect citizens. If you choose to make your own drugs, fine. I'll take mine inspected. If you choose to drink raw milk, fine. The regulated drugs will probably pull you thru using a regulated doctor and regulated hospital.

Probably clean water is a waste too. Clean air is overrated. Government does do some good things, hate to break it to you.

Rover.

Mary De Voe said...

Informed consent, something the government will not give you in abortion, truth in advertizing, the freedom to not be swindled or extorted, like Obambcareless is the pure factor. The citizens know what they are buying and choose to purchase the milk. Right to Choose something you only get for an abortion. May God have mercy on us.

Mary De Voe said...

Archangel:Taxes cannot be used to send people to hell. The First Amendment prohibits the establishment of religion and sending people to hell as Obamcareless does. Obamacareless is a violation of the First Amendment.

Anonymous said...

Good grief! If you want your milk cooked and full of hormones, antibiotics and bacteria go to the grocery store and load up. I drink raw milk whenever I can get it and you know something? It keeps at least a week longer than the pasteurized stuff does and tastes way better. Why do some people always want to force others to live as they claim they should using government...and always for "safety", "the children", blah, blah.

Anonymous said...

I don't know about Eliz. but anyone who thinks the FDA is protecting them is a fool. It's a protection racket to prevent competition fron noncorporate "players". Meat recalls are routinely ID'd by their inspection numbers but the local farmer can't sell a steak without going to jail or being fined heavily. Your regulations have doomed the small farmer who is now forced to be a price taker at the local auction house getting 50cents a pound while the steaks will go for much more at the store. These agencies have a revolving door between them and the corps they supposedly "regulate"....with regs the corps write. Laws are for the "little people". Why do you trust government so much with absolute power but have no trust for a farmer or businessman?

Elizabeth said...

Rover, what are you talking about? I think I should be allowed to drink raw milk if I want to and you assume I am against all FDA regulations? Not at all, I agree the FDA has a duty to protect citizens, particularly from things like drugs that haven't been properly tested. But are you equating taking some kind of homemade/untested drug and drinking raw milk? That's not really logical. I completely agree with the above commenter, the FDA sometimes (not always) uses its status as a 'protector' to ensure the money train keeps going where they want it to go. And of course they do, it's the govt. They do some good, but let's not pretend they are always the benevolent, disinterested protectors. Lastly, with the ridiculous amount of debt and deficit in this country, you really think the FDA spending tax money cracking down on raw milk sales is a good idea?


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