The Raw Food World: New study proves raw milk protects children from respiratory infections, fever, and inflammation of the middle ear

by Lynn Griffith 30 Nov, 2014 Full Article (TRFW News) A large European study led by Professor Erika von Mutius reports that fresh, non-pasteurized cow’s milk actually protects children from respiratory infections, fever and inflammation of the middle ear. The study does acknowledge that untreated cow’s milk could contain pathogenic microorganisms that could pose a health risk, Continue Reading

Times Argus: Real local control

Op-Ed by Robin CHESNUTTANGERMAN 11/16/14 Full Article Every spring as town meeting rolls around, we hear renewed talk about “local control” — usually related to schools, roads, or mandates from Montpelier. But so many of us don’t give a second thought to the one area where we can and should exercise far more local control: Continue Reading

WCAX: Debate continues over safety of drinking raw milk

Nov 10, 2014 By Judy Simpson Full Article & Video HINESBURG, Vt. – The latest warning about the health risks associated with drinking raw milk comes from a somewhat surprising source, The Vermont Veterinary Medical Association. “We have some concerns for a number of reasons,” said Eileen Wolfe, Orleans Veterinary Service, Inc. Wolfe is a Continue Reading

VT Digger: Raw milk producers say new rules hurt business

By Morgan True Oct. 1 2014 Full Article Raw milk producers held a news conference Wednesday to say new Agency of Agriculture policies are making an otherwise friendly law more burdensome. The agency is simply implementing changes to the state’s raw milk regulations that became law this year, responded Diane Bothfeld, deputy secretary of dairy Continue Reading

WCAX: Vt. farmers cry foul over new raw milk rules

Oct 01, 2014 Full Article & Video MONTPELIER, Vt. – New policies on the sale of raw milk in Vermont started Oct. 1, and dairy farmers who sell the unpasteurized milk are crying foul. At a press conference Wednesday, they said the new testing procedures will add unreasonable costs for farmers and will not produce Continue Reading

WCAX: Raw milk producers protest new Vt. rules

Sep 30, 2014 Full Article MONTPELIER, Vt. – The Vermont Legislature passed a law to make it easier for farmers to sell raw milk, but raw milk producers don’t like the new rules. Rural Vermont, a farm advocacy group, is sending a formal letter of protest to the Agency of Agriculture, saying the new rules Continue Reading