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Saturday, December 01, 2007

California's Life-Giving Raw Milk Will Become Illegal March 2008

I grew up in the days when raw milk was a common food. It came in glass bottles and the cream was still on the top. My children who both are now in their 40s grew up on raw milk with absolutely no problem.

I wonder if diminished immunity in children caused by too many vaccines and antibiotics at very early ages doesn't contribute to the problem beleived to be the reason why government does not want you to have access to the health promoting benefits of raw milk.

A healthy gut is very able to fight of disease.

Once homogenization started heart disease rates started to skyrocket. This is because once the fat is homogenized it becomes indigestible and passes right along into the blood stream. Imagine that!

Once pasteurization became law and your access to real food in its natural state dwindled over the decades more disease states can be atrributed to daily.

Now that GMO hormones have been regulaly feed to dairy cows along with other drugs and curtailing their pasture grazing milk has become nothing but a white liquid wary or our consumption.

In the old days many traditional naturopaths used raw milk as a healing food.

Happy are those who remain in countries with access to pure raw milk.
by Rami Nagel

Many people’s lives and good health depend on their access to certified, raw grass-fed milk from happy cows. California used to have one of the most liberal raw milk laws in the country, allowing raw milk to be purchased in grocery stores. However, on January 1, 2008, California raw milk producers will face new requirements for bacteria counts in the milk they sell to consumers. All raw milk must have 10 coliform bacteria or fewer per milliliter under the new law signed on October 8th by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

“This new law limits the sale of perfectly healthy, pathogen-free milk,” says Mark McAfee, owner of Organic Pastures Dairy, the largest raw milk dairy in the United States. “Most batches of our milk will not comply with the new legislation. By about January 20th, under the new law, our milk will be available to consumers intermittently at best. Thousands of our customers who visit 300 stores in California each week will be without a source of raw milk.”

The new law has to do with the level of a non-pathogenic bacteria called Coliform, that does not cause illness. These are killed by pasteurization. This new law does not test for pathogens, so it is totally arbitrary.

Raw milk is a health giving food, while pasteurized milk can be life depleting. This is because life-giving anti-microbial and immune-supporting components are reduced and destroyed by pasteurization.

Back in the 20s, Americans could buy fresh raw whole milk, real clabber and buttermilk, luscious naturally yellow butter, fresh farm cheeses and cream in various colors and thicknesses. Today's pasteurized milk, from cows crammed in cages loaded with synthetic hormones, is accused of causing everything from allergies to heart disease to cancer, but when Americans could buy Real Milk, these diseases were rare. In fact, a supply of high quality dairy products was considered vital to American security and the economic well being of the nation.

What is Wrong With Pasteurization?

Probably pasteurization's worst offense is that it makes insoluble the major part of the calcium contained in raw milk. This frequently leads to rickets, bad teeth, and nervous system troubles. This is because sufficient calcium content is vital to children; and with the loss of phosphorus also associated with the calcium loss, bone and brain formation suffer serious setbacks.

Pasteurization also destroys 20 percent of the iodine present in raw milk, causes constipation, and generally robs the milk of its most vital qualities.

Your Actions Can Help

California resident or not, you may be affected by this precedent setting law because similar laws may be sneaked into agricultural codes in different states.

Finally, raw milk is an excellent food for children because it helps them grow strong. Without the access to raw milk, thousands of children around California will be starving for the life-giving food they need to grow.

Take Action

1) Ask Governor Schwarzenegger To stop Enforcement of This Law.
Fax to the Governor at 1-916-445-4633

2) If you are a California resident, please contact Theo Copley in San
Francisco to add your name to the class-action suit; she will email you the form.
Theo Copley (

3) Legal bills may run high, if you know an attorney or law firm that might be
interested in this case and for donations, please contact Theo Copley at:
Theo Copley (

Learn more about the health and Safety benefits of raw milk at

About the author - Rami Nagel is a father who cares about the way we affect each other, our children, and our planet through our lifestyle choices. His health background is in hands-on energy healing, Hatha & Bhakti yoga and the Pathwork.
Rami is author of several health resources: - Heal and Prevent Cavities with Nutrition! - Learn the Cause and Prevention of the Diseases of Pregnancy and Childhood - A Program for Preconception Health based on Indigenous Wisdom - The cause of disease and the end of suffering of humanity.

1 comment:

Phyllis Entis said...

The Washington Department of Agriculture has advised consumers that raw milk bottled by Pleasant Valley Dairy may be contaminated with Campylobacter. More details here: