VPR: Bill to Expand Raw Milk Sales Faces Opposition in Montpelier

By Peter Hirschfeld Mar 19, 2015 Full Article & Audio Lawmakers are considering a bill designed to expand the raw milk market in Vermont. But health experts and dairy industry stalwarts say the proposal could inflict serious damage on the state’s agriculture sector. Among those voicing concerns is Mateo Kehler. And Kehler knows his audience. Continue Reading

NPR: Why Some States Want To Legalize Raw Milk Sales

February 20, 2015 By Abby Wendle Full Article The federal government banned the sale of raw milk across state lines nearly three decades ago because it poses a threat to public health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association all strongly advise people not to Continue Reading

VPR: Raw Milk Producers Say State Regulations Are Prohibitive

By Peter Hirschfeld 2/23/15 Full Article & Audio Correction: Raw milk farmers have to NOTIFY customers if they get a high test count in their milk samples; they do not need to call customers individually as mentioned in this article A group of agricultural entrepreneurs say they’ve found a product that could make their small Continue Reading

Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund: Rule by Bureaucratic Fiat in Vermont

by Pete Kennedy, Esq. December 11, 2014 Full Article With the passage of the Administrative Procedures Act in the states and at the federal level, government agencies have been given powers traditionally reserved to the legislative and judicial branches. The result has been less representative government and situations where the bureaucracy rules by administrative fiat Continue Reading

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