Australian Raw Milk Articles
The public consultation on the proposed changes to the Dairy Regulations in South Australia closed on 28 February 2017. Now we wait to see what the outcome will be.
Many of you have heard that the Coroner has released findings in relation to the child that passed away in 2014 due to the alleged consumption of raw milk. Read the coroner's report here.
There has never been a greater need to unshackle dairy farmers from the ban on raw milk. Australian consumers are demanding raw milk for health reasons. Industry and regulators need to sit down and work out a regulatory framework for Australia.
Change the rule mandating pasteurisation of all farm milk, as it has no scientific basis in public health and causes an unlevelled playing field. Australia's current dairy regulations benefit processors and retailers, while disadvantaging farmers and consumers.
FSANZ’s projections, which were not verified against real-world data, are still being used to justify a nationwide ban on raw cows’ milk in Australia.
Australia needs to modernise its dairy food regulations to legalise and regulate the sale of safe raw milk to satisfy the existing consumer demand. The recent punitive measures taken by state governments against dairy farmers to prevent the sale of raw milk are counter-productive and will encourage a black market with its inherent problems.
Many long established food and farming systems are collapsing, and some of those who have long been demonising traditional meat and dairy, or envisioned more control of a valuable resource like the food supply, are racing in to capitalise.
Drought-stricken farmers and their neighbours in country communities may not have heard exactly what they wanted from the PM, but Scott Morrison did make some significant statements that the media did not pick up on in their reporting.
Antibiotic-resistant microbes and infections are on the rise. There is a lot of institutional divisiveness that expects us all to adhere to standards of food safety, but an ignorance of how we are mass producing resistant microbes.
We are currently in profound times of change, new paradigms, new ways of thinking and new ways of being. Old beliefs and illusions are dissolving and we are encouraged to transform on many layers. The consumer values and farming revolution is in progress.
‘Bath milk’ a very complicated issue in Australia. This subject has been shrouded in enigma for more than a decade, and is up for discussion again because of a thesis that was published earlier this month.
There is a call for farm justice and a food system in which family farmers can make a dignified living producing a diversity of nutritious food. It calls for structural incentives for environmentally sound production.
Raw milk supporters have been writing to us in recent months asking about the availability of Cleopatra’s in New South Wales. It seems the raw dairy products that had been available on and off for over a decade, have now again disappeared from store shelves in NSW.
The Global Soil Health Challenge call on governments to put systems in place to put atmospheric carbon back into the soil, however Australian politicians do not seem interested.
Australians are coming to the realisation that our health is in crisis, because agriculture is in crisis. Food is medicine.
Australian food authorities announced strict new import controls on all imported raw milk cheese, and the only one 'officially' recognised as permitted for sale seem to be Roquefort.
Dairy farmers have not been getting a fair price for milk for many years and despite the drought, many are spiralling towards poverty. Farmers don’t want handouts, only a fair price.
Australia has been in an agriculture crisis for many years. 100% of NSW has now officially been declared in drought. Answers are few as farmers are in survival mode. How did we get here?
This article questions if the coroner's inquest will be able to deliver real solutions. Australians can get caught up in details, miss a few truths, and then over-regulate to create safety.
A sixth person has died from listeriosis linked to contaminated rockmelon and a Victorian woman had a miscarriage linked to the outbreak. The nationwide total of people affected remains at 19.
Australians are among the sickest in the world and a healthy ratio of fatty acids has proven before that it can help with better health, however finding these foods in Australia is challenging and very expensive.
Two stories appeared on last night's 9 News about health conditions that can potentially benefit from raw milk for human consumption if it was available in Victoria. How many are willing to publicly speak out about it?
It is the social connection with the consumer on the farm that is missing. Here are some beautiful examples of the benevolence that ends farmer social isolation and economic disadvantage.
Dr. Michael Mosley is touring Australia with his new book. Science now demonstrate the profound link between the the microbiome and the immune system and how we can take matters into our own hands.
One of Australia's most ethical dairy farmers have been saddled with fines more than $50,000. What could possibly have justified such excessiveness and high-handedness and is it fair?
"Most of the diseases are nutritionally related to the fact that we don't have the trace elements in our bodies that we need for our immune systems to work. The reasons why we don't have the trace elements is because our soils are not functioning anymore..."
Mass hysteria erupted in a matter of minutes as thousands were gasping for air in a mass asthma outbreak around Melbourne. Nine people died. There has never been an outbreak as catastrophic as this one anywhere in the world.
Consumers compare dignified systems supporting family farmers overseas to the absurd behaviours seen here. Rules should focus on creating quality control, not on regulating the raw product out of viability.
Consumers want "consumer connected" raw milk producers to take individual responsibility for providing the highest quality raw milk. We want to gain fair access to raw milk and keep access to it.
Huon Valley Caravan Park owner Rowen Carter have been enjoying tremendous support from the public since sharing his concerns after the Tasmanian Dairy Industry Authority visited the park.
Researchers believe the milk of the Tasmanian devil can hold the key to fighting drug-resistant bacteria. This milk builds a strong immune system that protects the joeys from infection and pathogens.
This may help people better define what goes into the creation of these two different products and also makes a case for the benefits of certified raw milk from the raw milk consumer's point of view.
... and Victoria is the state with the most draconian anti-raw milk regulation? It is also the state crying out the most for access to raw cow's milk for human consumption. And it is the state where dairy farmers are most in debt and despair due to the dairy crisis!
The Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA) is launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise $100,000 to support farmers facing stifling regulation on food standards.Last month the prosecution of Willunga SA dairy farmer Mark Tyler for providing raw milk triggered a strong reaction from members of AFSA who claim that government failure to keep up with innovation in small-scale local food production is damaging livelihoods and restricting consumer choice.
There have been a lot of buzz in the last four weeks about Raw Milk in Australia. The ABC interviewed raw milk producer Mark Tyler from Moo View Farm and produced this story for The Business that aired 28 March 2016.
RAW MILK producers Stephen and Phil Hook came to Australia for a few days for the screening of the documentary film, The Moo Man, as part of the Melbourne Food and Wine festival.