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Special Digest: Have a raw milk shake, “he said/she said” style

These are frothy days for the debate over access to unpasteurized milk. Business-reporter-turned-raw-milk-blogger David Gumpert has a new book out, "The Raw Milk Revolution: Behind America's Emerging Battle Over Food Rights"; Ethicurean review coming soon. And friends o'Ethicurean Jill Richardson and Amanda...

Memo to raw-milk advocates: Improve information, or get sued

Fifty veterinarians and others concerned with food safety gathered at a raw milk symposium last Sunday in Seattle. Sponsored by the American Veterinarian Medical Association (AVMA), “The Raw Milk Conundrum” featured speakers from nearly every regulatory agency in this country,  food safety academics, and...

Memo to raw-milk advocates: Improve information, or get sued

Fifty veterinarians and others concerned with food safety gathered at a raw milk symposium last Sunday in Seattle. Sponsored by the American Veterinarian Medical Association (AVMA), “The Raw Milk Conundrum” featured speakers from nearly every regulatory agency in this country,  food safety academics, and...

Take the Raw Milk Consumer Survey

As many as 3% of consumers may prefer their milk unpasteurized, a growing trend that has spurred federal legislation to allow raw milk to cross state lines. As demand grows, we have seen an increase in raw milk blogs, regulatory action in states such as Connecticut and California, and even an increase in...

Schwarzenegger goaded into raw milk veto, dairies may have to lose to win

Interest groups across California got their feathers ruffled this week as Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger systematically vetoed a record number of bills — including the Farm Fresh Milk Act. Authored by food-safety-conscious Senator Dean Florez, and the bill would have allowed dairies to adopt Hazard Analysis...

A whole lot of drama: Raw milk, Hollywood celebrities, and a politically suicidal senator

The raw milk debate is heating up in California -- and pasteurization has nothing to do with it. California’ raw milk community is continuing the fight to reform a draconian bacteria standard passed last year. They've proposed new legislation that would allow raw-milk dairies to develop a custom food safety...

California’s raw-milk bill — skimmed?

California’s ongoing drama about permitting raw (unpasteurized) milk to be sold in stores has turned sour once again this week. Just when it looked like proposed legislation palatable to the raw dairy industry — that would allow those that implemented a more holistic food-safety program to opt out of...

Digest – News: GM soy underperforms conventional, food riots, raw-milk development

OK, please bear with us while we catch up on the last few weeks' worth of news and remember how to pun. The links in the Digest that got deleted are gone forever, however; apologies to readers who'd sent in tips. We did go back and hunt down a few of the biggest stories for the Re-Digest below. Obviously...

California raw milk: Headed for a HACCP?

California legislators, food safety experts, and raw milk advocates met this evening in Sacramento to discuss improving raw milk safety. Legislators passed new language in October that required producers to meet much stricter bacteria standards — legislation strongly opposed by the raw-milk community, who...

Digest – News: So Monsanto, going to take on Wal-Mart? Meanwhile, raw milk’s losing

It ain't over until the biotech giant screams: Wal-Mart says its private-label milk will be produced with no artificial growth hormones, aka Monsanto's rBST drug Posilac. (Globe and Mail) Related: Kroger wants to be able to tell consumers in its more than 3,200 groceries and convenience stores that its milk...

Digest – Features: Farming San Francisco, 0157′s mutant bastard, mo’ milk

Question for Digest readers; Does it annoy you when a Digest is really long like this one and we don't break it with a More jump? How bout when we do? Locavore locus: The Chronicle's Farming the City package features Kevin Bayuk, a young landscaper who wants to turn the city's 100+ acres' worth of vacant...

Two lawsuits filed against raw-milk dairy Organic Pastures

The Ethicurean has learned that California's leading raw-milk dairy, Organic Pastures, has been named in two personal-injury lawsuits related to a 2006 outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7. Meanwhile, California’s Assembly Agriculture Committee is currently establishing a "blue ribbon commission" to...

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