In less than two weeks, a caravan of raw milk lovers headed by a group of mothers will transport the taboo food from Pennsylvania into Maryland, and stage a “drink-in” in front of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters in Silver Spring. And some of the biggest names in the health freedom movement will be there to offer support and speak publicly about important health freedom issues.
Joel Salatin, who is considered to be one of the most influential organic farmers, has written several books including You Can Farm and Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal. He is also featured in the popular documentaryFood Inc. where he talks about government food politics and what he believes is the future of food (http://www.polyfacefarms.com/).
Mark McAfee is founder and CEO of Organic Pastures Dairy in California, and a renowned expert in raw milk production. He has spoken in over 15 states and three countries on the topic of raw milk. He advocates for expanded freedom nationwide to produce and sell raw milk, and continues to fight the government in his own home state to protect raw milk freedom (http://www.organicpastures.com/).
David Gumphert has long been an outspoken advocate for raw milk and food freedom. His book, The Raw Milk Revolution: Behind America’s Emerging Battle Over Food Rights, highlights the persecution and prosecution of raw milk farmers, cooperative members, and consumers (http://www.davidgumpert.com/). He also runs the popular online health journal The Complete Patient, which covers the full gamut of pressing health freedom issues (http://www.thecompletepatient.com/).
Filmmaker and raw milk advocate Max Kane is currently embroiled in a legal battle with the state of Wisconsin over his refusal to release the identities of individuals who legally obtain raw milk through buying clubs (http://rawmilkparty.com/). He is currently finishing up a film called Milk Men that highlights his struggles in defending and preserving food freedom (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLJ_…).
Organic farmer Michael Schmidt has had his Canadian farm targeted and raided by officials on several occasions, and has even had equipment and animals destroyed in the process. An expert in biodynamic organic farming practices, Schmidt has built quite a following in fighting back against government tyranny against food freedom, and continues to operate a cow-share program from his farm (http://www.realmilk.com/real-milk-c…).
Liz Reitzig is co-founder of the Farm Food Freedom Coalition (FFFC), a group pushing back against unreasonable and excessive government regulation of food. She also coordinates the Grassfed on the Hill buying club in Washington, DC (http://grassfedonthehill.com/), and contributes regularly to the Liberation Wellness Blog (www.liberationwellnessblog.com).
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