I am sick of my dietary preferences being treated as a criminal activity so I am getting active.
Today, our Government is pouring enormous resources into interfering with people’s rights to their own property and to obtain the food they need for their well-being. Governments that are truly concerned with justice are supposed to protect citizens’ rights, not violate them. I urgently demand an open, in-depth dialogue with government and health officials about these violations of food freedom.
Increasing numbers of people consider it crucial to their health to obtain high-quality foods directly from organic, sustainable farms. These foods often include raw dairy products, meat and eggs from free-ranging, grass-fed animals—foods of very dense nutrient value that cannot be found in grocery stores.
In Australia, the law bans the sale of raw milk yet the most allergenic food in the world is pasteurised milk, so it is not an option for many families. Raw milk is not allergenic and can cure asthma and allergies (huge international studies show this to be true). That is why we must be free to have that choice. That is why our lack of food freedom creates illness and pushes us all into food slavery.
Legalising raw milk would reduce the risks caused by prohibition (cirrently people enter into contracts to co-own a cow and board the animal with a farmer. As owners of the cow, they are also the owners of the milk the cow produces, and are legally entitled to drink it because no sale of milk is involved. These arrangements are called “cowshares”). It would also further reduce risks over time by bringing competitive forces to bear on them. The increased numbers of raw-milk producers could result in new discoveries for preventing cows from being exposed to disease. Over time this could become a very large market associated with very little health risk and substantial health benefits.
The Government should not be making these decisions for us. They should not prohibit something that has been going on for more than 8,000 years of human civilisation. There is no public interest here that might justify Government intervention into the sale of raw milk and raw milk products at all.