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