The explosive increase in raw milk consumption—according to CDC statistics, at least ten million Americans now consume raw milk—has created innovative partnerships between consumers and their farmers. By accepting responsibility in their food choices, Americans are paving the way to the next phase of the US local food movement: partnership with producers to ensure we a way of providing raw milk and other healthy foods that our families require for good health.
The Farm-to-Consumer Foundation and the Foundation for Consumer Free Choice will co-host the Third Annual Raw Milk Symposium: Producer-Consumer-Choice in Bloomington, Minnesota. The event will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2011, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Bloomington. It is open to the public. Farmers and consumers are especially invited to learn more about the safety and health benefits of Raw Milk as well as the critical relationship between producers and Consumers.
Featured speakers: Ted Beals, M.S., M.D. retired pathologist on raw milk safety; Sally Fallon Morell, M.A., President of the Weston A. Price Foundation, David Gumpert, Author of The Raw Milk Revolution, Sylvia Onusic, Ph.D. on the European perspective; Michael Schmidt – biodynamic farmer from Canada; Catherine Shanahan, M.D., Author of Deep Nutrition and Food Rules; Alan Watson , Author of 21 Days to a Healthy Heart and Cereal Killer.
Interested parties may register online or by telephone. Visit the http://RawMilkSymposium.org website to register. The cost is $4 to attend the Symposium (no meals included, 8 and under free). A lunch ticket is available for $25.00, and the Fundraiser Reception and Dinner is $100.00. To register by phone, call 703-208-3276.
The Farm-to-Consumer Foundation through education and charitable relief, supports farmers engaged in sustainable farm stewardship and promotes consumer access to local, nutrient dense food.
To learn more about the Farm-to-Consumer Foundation, or to make a donation, visit their website,http://farmtoconsumerfoundation.org. The phone number is: 513-407-8899.