Raw Milk for West Virginia. . .


The Governor of West Virginia vetoed a 2015 bill which would have reversed an older law that prohibited West Virginia residents from co-owning dairy livestock for the purpose of being able to use their animals’ milk without pasteurization.

So folks, you cannot even give locally produced milk from your cow to anyone. Not in West Virginia. 

Let us face a stark fact. America is systemically being disenfranchised at every turn. We, as a whole people, have sat by; we allowed this to happen with almost no fight.

This veto, the opposition to this bill and the very fact we had to seek this legislation at all proves this out.

The so called “Food Freedom Fight,” a movement spearheaded by small farmers nationwide, is one of many movements birthed because of too many years of silence by too many Americans.

While we slept, we lost liberty after liberty with almost no protest.
We backslid. Some are so deep in the kool-aide even now, they see no important to "Food Freedom."

Unless you were already familiar with the Food Freedom movement, how many of you would have believed that any state in the nation would be so bold as to create a law that says an American citizen could not enter into a private contract to co-own and co-use livestock to gain a traditional food?

Would have believed that an entire government system was actually so broken and oppression-minded they feel they MUST protect the people from “the people” by dictating where your food can originate and how you MUST cook it, as well? Maybe if they dictated what flavors your soda came in, maybe then you'd be upset?

I must have misread our Founding Fathers . . . I could have sworn it was. . . “By the people” & “For the people.” Someone is confused here. Someone. . .not me.

Here is a fact: Farm to consumer sales of all types are wrapped up in economics. This is a corporate oligopoly (a few entities dominating an industry) the American government is protecting; this revolves around the 80 billion dollar a year dairy industry that buys milk from dairy farmers for $1.00 a gallon. It isn't about keeping you SAFE.

Keep in mind, many of these dairy farms run at such a loss, they operate on tax payer funded welfare known as “Agriculture subsidies." These dairy farmers cannot make a living that is decent at that price, but they have no option for their milk sales outside of selling to these few companies, conglomerates like Kraft. So they continue to sell at poverty prices. The massive buyers of most all of the milk produced across the nation work hard to keep this multi billion dollar industry unable to operate without them.

They pour money into lobbying against small farmers and consumers. They see that the FDA and CDC and state Health Department propagate Real milk (raw) as dangerous to the public; they tout it as a volatile product that must be heavily regulated. Of course they do, this works in their interest. Remember, this is about 80 plus BILLION dollars a year. People believe the propaganda, as people as usually want to do. Here we are.

What happens if raw milk sales suddenly becomes legal across the county, both intra and interstate sales? Not mass illness because we can see from current numbers from the CDC and FDA. What happens is the market controlled by Mass Corporations see some of their dairy farmers skipping the middle man and selling direct. You would not see farms operating at a loss giving away milk for $1 per gallon to big corporate buyers. That is a fact.

The actions by the government in American on our food system are not some type of unimportant joke a fringe group has taken up. Hardly.

Last time I checked, small farmers built this nation and feed this nation.

Fringe group? Hardly.

American farmers have been Terrorized for a decade across this county by the FDA and state law enforcement for simply selling real milk to informed Americans who desire to use it. There are no shortage of stories, though they fail to make the headlines in this biased Media environment.

The steps that have been taken systematically over decades concerning where our food comes from is one of an American Government siding with huge industry over the citizen.

Our wildly out of control government is demanding our food go through a middle man in order to assure mass profit to huge corporations. To ensure control is out of our hands.

Please realize this is about controlling that most important aspect of day to day life: Sustenance. Control Food = Control Everything.

Our most basic freedoms are eroded more and more each day. We sit back and talk and grumble. Some find themselves too disillusioned to even care anymore. But when consuming a traditional food becomes a hot bed for Civil Disobedience, We have to realize this Nation is in danger of heading down the wrong path, it is already half way to hell.

When one says American Farmers’ Survival does not matter, Americans’ choice concerning what they eat is trivial, one needs to also accept that it will hardly be long before the same tyranny which robbed that Farmer of his survival is going to be knocking at your door.