Raw Milk: The Federal Prohibition Scheme and How to Stop it

The feds don’t want you to drink raw milk. They deem it unsafe for consumption. So, they do everything they can to prevent you from consuming  it.  ~   ~   ~

Simply put, the federal government claims a complete prohibition on the transportation of raw milk across state lines. Carrying unpasteurized dairy from Pennsylvania to Maryland constitutes a federal crime.

Federal raw milk prohibition gives us a glimpse into just how much control the feds claim over the lives of Americans. The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF) sued the FDA over the ban. In its reply to the suit, the agency essentially argued that Americans only have a right to consume things when it grants permission.

“There is no ‘deeply rooted’ historical tradition of unfettered access to foods of all kinds.” [p. 26]

“Plaintiffs’ assertion of a ‘fundamental right to their own bodily and physical health, which includes what foods they do and do not choose to consume for themselves and their families’ is similarly unavailing because plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to obtain any food they wish.” [p.26]

In its response, the FDA went as far as to claim it can not only regulate transport of raw milk across state lines, but can even ban unpasteurized milk within the borders of a state.

“It is within HHS’s authority…to institute an intrastate ban [on unpasteurized milk] as well.”

continued at 10th Amendment Center

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“When you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.” - Mark Twain - Politicians and diapers - change 'em often, for the same reason. "Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other." Ronald Reagan "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley, Jr. “The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.” - Bertrand Russell The people are the masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert it. Abraham Lincoln “Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” - George Orwell “Satan will use a lake of truth to hide a pint of poison”.
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