The Declaration of Independence states that by our creator, we have unalienable rights as citizens to pursue life, liberty and happiness. Having this right also means we should be able to have the right to choose what kinds of foods we purchase and eat, which is in itself, the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness!
As you probably know, right now, access to traditionally raised foods from small family farms cannot be taken for granted. These very foods from pastured animals–raw dairy, pastured meats, poultry and eggs–were the backbone of our people for thousands of years.
However, today, while these foods are becoming more and more available and they are helping to heal people from chronic illness and build optimal health, governmental agencies are putting them under much scrutiny. Therefore, people need to be active in helping to insure that governmental over-regulation does not cause your access to be affected.
On Monday, there is a rally in Viroqua,Wisconsin supporting Max Kane, who has a farm co-op. The members of the co-op own cow-shares, which means that they have the legal right to receive food from the animals they own. Governmental authorities have asked Max to give them the names, addresses and e-mails of people in the co-op. Because he refused to do so, he may be jailed for contempt of court. This type of harassment is happening to farmers from small farms all across the country. In fact, many farmers have been put in jail for selling these foods to their co-op members. For more information on the rally, see http://rally4rawmilk.blogspot.com/.
As we search our hearts and minds for what is right, let us not be complacent in our actions to insure the health of our food supply, our people and generations to come. Please become involved with this issue through both the Weston A. Price Foundation at www.westonaprice.org and become a member of the Farm to Legal Defense Fund at farmtoconsumer.org.