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Defending Small Farmers With Peter Kennedy, FTCLDF Attorney

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Peter Kennedy of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund on the Nutrition Heretic Podcast This week, we continue our discussion with Pete Kennedy of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, where he’ll describe the Great Apple Muffin and Oatmeal Cookie Confiscation by authorities in Michigan, several more ways in which our food freedoms are assaulted, and how Peter’s role at the Fund helps real farmers make a living and thoughtful consumers get access to health-promoting foods.

If you missed the first half of this interview with Peter when he described the outrageous cases in which he has to defend small farmers, how the government protects corporate food operations from responsibility and what the FDA thinks about your right to consume healthy food, click over to listen now.

Peter Kennedy is an attorney in Sarasota, Florida and served as President of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund from 2008-2016. He has represented or assisted in the representation of dairy farmers facing possible state enforcement action in Florida, Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. He has helped farmers get started in the business of distributing raw milk and raw milk products in many other states. He is currently working with others to challenge the federal ban on the interstate shipment of raw milk for human consumption.

Highlights from today's episode:

2:13 ~ The danger behind 18 Oatmeal Cookies and 17 Apple Muffins

07:49 ~ Bogus claims about real food

11:00 ~ Accountability for large processors

21:21 ~ Number of farms driven out of business by the government

22:20 ~ The difference in safety between imported and local food.

14:58 ~ Success stories in favor of real food

27:18 ~ Why you should become a member of the Farm-To-Consumer Legal Defense Fund

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Guest Heretic Peter Kennedy of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund

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Peter Kennedy of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund on the Nutrition Heretic Podcast In the US, we’ve been led to believe that our Constitution protects our freedoms. But if you’ve ever been seriously ill and relied on certain foods like raw milk or organic, non-GMO foods for your recovery, you’ve quickly found out that the government doesn’t have your back and in fact is working overtime to outlaw these very foods. That’s why our Guest Heretic Peter Kennedy, an attorney for the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, has dedicated his work to protecting both family farms and consumers who want to consume the life-affirming foods they provide.

Listen in as Peter describes the outrageous cases in which he has to defend small farmers, how the government protects corporate food operations from responsibility, and what the FDA thinks about your right to consume healthy food.

Hear the conclusion of Peter's interview when we find out what makes muffins so dangerous to the US government, more secrets about food freedoms, and Peter’s role working with Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund.

Peter Kennedy is an attorney in Sarasota, Florida and served as President of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund from 2008-2016. He has represented or assisted in the representation of dairy farmers facing possible state enforcement action in Florida, Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. He has helped farmers get started in the business of distributing raw milk and raw milk products in many other states. He is currently working with others to challenge the federal ban on the interstate shipment of raw milk for human consumption.

Highlights from today's episode:

05:32 ~ Why didn’t the founding fathers protect food?

19:29 ~ What happens when the FDA raids a farm?

26:59 ~ What the FDA says about citizens’ rights to consume foods.

28:30 ~ How the FDA violates congressional statutes.

34:07 ~ The problem with studies.

38:19 ~ How the dairy and pharmascuetical industries are on the same team.

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Ensuring Access To Real Food With Food Rebel, Charlotte Smith

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Ensuring Access To Real Food With Food Rebel, Charlotte Smith is on The Nutrition Heretic Podcast This episode isn’t just for farmers. It’s for anyone who depends on farmers to provide food for their families!

Welcome back to part 2 of our interview with Charlotte Smith of 3 Cow Marketing and Champoeg Creamery. In the first half of our interview, we discussed how farmers need to price their products to stay in business. In today’s conversation, we’ll find out the vital role raw milk plays in the health of Charlotte’s family, which type of cow’s milk is easiest to digest, how to ensure your access to real food and much more.

Charlotte Smith was named a food rebel, pioneer and visionary by PBS’s Food Forward TV, and a “Pioneering Leader in Raw Milk Production” by Mark McAfee, CEO Organic Pastures Dairy, and Food Tank named her one of the 25 “World’s Most Influential Women in Food and Ag” Charlotte Smith has created a sustainable farm-to-consumer business selling premium meats, poultry, eggs and milk. After witnessing one too many small business owners close up shop after being run ragged and still not being able to pay the bills with their sales, she founded 3 Cow Marketing to help others transform their marketing skills and begin to live the life they always dreamed of.

You can follow Charlotte through 3 Cow MarketingChampoeg Creamery, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

 Highlights from today's episode:

02:16 ~ Why access to raw milk is important.

09:24 ~ Controversies surrounding meat.

12:52 ~ Running a sustainable milk farm.

20:01 ~ The differences between A1 and A2 milk. Which is easier to digest?

21:45 ~ Why the cream line differs over the year.

25:53 ~ Truth in labeling.

35:13 ~ The controversy around raw milk.

42:55 ~ Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund protecting farmers rights to grow real food.

46:37 ~ Catch Charlotte on PBS Food Forward TV.

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How Farmers Can Make a Viable Living with Charlotte Smith of 3 Cow Marketing and Champoeg Creamery

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How Farmers Can Make a Viable Living with Charlotte Smith on The Nutrition Heretic Podcast American farmers are broke, so when today’s guest heretic Charlotte Smith started her grass-based farm, she wanted to make sure she wouldn’t go out of business in two years because she couldn’t make ends meet. She’ll share how she helps farmers to earn a living wage, discuss the controversy over the food that rocked her world and tell us about her involvement in the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund.

Tune in again next week for part two of our interview where Charlotte will discuss how she runs a sustainable milk farm, how she cured her family's health problems with raw milk, and what to do when the US government, big pharma and big agriculture aim to take away your access to the foods you need to stay well.

Charlotte Smith was named a food rebel, pioneer and visionary by PBS’s Food Forward TV, and a “Pioneering Leader in Raw Milk Production” by Mark McAfee, CEO Organic Pastures Dairy, and Food Tank named her one of the 25 “World’s Most Influential Women in Food and Ag” Charlotte Smith has created a sustainable farm-to-consumer business selling premium meats, poultry, eggs and milk. After witnessing one too many small business owners close up shop after being run ragged and still not being able to pay the bills with their sales, she founded 3 Cow Marketing to help others transform their marketing skills and begin to live the life they always dreamed of.

You can follow Charlotte through 3 Cow MarketingChampoeg Creamery, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Highlights from today's episode:

05:33 ~ How to price so you stay in business.

11:33 ~ Why marketing for female farmers is different.

22:43~ Things most farmers are doing wrong.

34:08 ~ The value of relationships with customers.

40:16 ~ How big pharma and grocery stores fit into the mix.

47:37 ~ The top two sacrifices farmers make and why they're ironic.

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Is Raw Milk Good For You?

Is Raw Milk Good For You?

Is Raw Milk Good For You?

Anyone who knows me knows that I continually tout the benefits of raw milk. Raw milk packs a powerhouse of fat soluble nutrients and easily assimilated minerals in it.

Unfortunately, governments worldwide are increasingly not only trying to deter consumers from consuming this natural, nourishing food, but, in the US and Canada, small raw dairy farmers (including raw cheese producers) are being harassed and even put out of business because of supposedly contaminated raw milk products.

This recent vendetta is not only bad for our health, but misinformation about dairy now abounds not only from our governments (heavily funded by producers of puss, feces and blood filled pasteurized milk products), but by many health movements that are largely anti-government such as supporters of vegan or macrobiotic diets. Let’s take a look at some myths and truths surrounding the raw milk argument.

Myth #1: Raw milk is dangerous because it harbors infectious organisms such as E.coli.

Truth: Raw milk kills many infectious organisms including E.coli on contact. Just like raw meat begins to smell bad when it is not fit for human consumption, raw milk will begin to smell very rancid whenever a dangerous organism that it cannot kill is present. Pasteurized milk has no such defenses and so is prone to harboring dangerous diseases-causing bacteria without letting the consumer know.

Myth #2: Raw milk has caused many people to get sick.

Truth: As far as my research has revealed, there are less than 10 cases per year in the United States of people considered to have gotten sick from raw milk. Many of these people never even consumed raw milk! One such case, for example, was in Washington state where 7 people  (5 according to some reports) suddenly became sick with a mysterious disorder. Only 2 of the 7 had consumed raw milk, yet raw milk was blamed for all 7 cases! It was later discovered that the 2 children who had drunk raw milk were also caught eating dirty snow on the day they got sick. Pasteurized milk, on the other hand, has been responsible for causing thousands of people to get sick at one time. Twice in the 1980s pasteurized milk caused disease outbreaks in 17,000 people (each). The most recent case in Massachusetts occurred in 2007 and resulted in 3 deaths. Let’s face it, if raw milk should be banned because it did ever cause anyone to get sick, then peanuts, lettuce, scallions, blueberries, pasteurized milk and many other foods should be outlawed as well.

Myth: Milk is a bad source of calcium.

Truth: Raw milk is an excellent source of assimilable calcium. It is only pasteurizing milk that makes calcium unavailable to the body. Raw milk is also an important source of vitamins A, E, and K plus phosphorus, magnesium and the trace minerals as well as enzymes, essential fatty acids and probiotics. Take that soy milk!

Myth: If raw milk was safe, the FDA would approve it as safe for human consumption.

Truth: The FDA is run by executives of pharmaceutical companies, many of which are involved in making the chemicals that go into conventional foods. Do you really think they have any interest in making decisions that would hit themselves in the pocket book? Remember, this is the same agency that considers aspartame safe even though it is linked to over 200 side effects (including death), convinces us to eat soy foods for its health benefits even though it contains 196 entries in its poisonous plants database (and growing) and is 100% behind releasing genetically engineered plants and cloned animals into the food supply despite the fact that study after study has shown these foods to be the cause of infertility and many diseases. 

Myth: If raw milk was safe, the government would make it legal.

Truth: The only purpose of a gun is to kill, yet the government has found ways of making guns legal for those who want them. Interestingly enough, as voters we are all convinced that politicians receive financial kickbacks from various industries to drive their decisions — except when it comes to food policy. Why would we think that this would be any different?

There are many, many more myths about raw milk, but as a working mom, I don’t have time to delve into them all. Suffice it to say, that raw milk is not only safe, but also healthful.

That’s why it’s so important for us to Stop FDA Tyranny Against Dairy Farms today.

The Weston A Price Foundation has been working tirelessly for the past several years to help small farmers such as Morningland Dairy and Estrella Family Creamery from unfair scrutiny and raids on their farms inauthentically in the name of food safety.

You can click here to help Morningland Dairy and click here to help Estrella Family Creamery. Please pass this post on to your friends, Tweet it, Facebook like it or otherwise spread the word. If for nothing else, to preserve true freedoms in the modern world.


About Adrienne Hew

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Adrienne Hew is a Certified Nutritionist and the Nutrition Heretic Podcast Host, but is best known online as an author of the Amazon Top 100 Bestseller 50 Ways to Eat Cock: Healthy Chicken Recipes with Balls! Receiving a certificate in Chinese dietetics in 2002 and her degree as a Certified Nutritionist in 2004, she has helped many clients and workshop attendees to decode their own health dilemmas by understanding the inconsistencies in conventional nutritional dogma. She currently resides in Hawaii with her husband and two children.