There is a growing movement to appreciate and protect artisan cheese heritage, against the pressure to industrialise, and the foisting of restrictive food safety regulations ill-suited to the needs, and conditions of small-scale dairy producers.
The Global Strike 4 Climate took place in 110 towns and cities across Australia. Greta is calling for ‘system change not climate change’ as well, and recognises that changes to political, economic and social systems are essential.
David, Liz and son Chris Wines operate this family farm in Northville, New York, on the north fork of Long Island. The Riverhead, New York state farm began selling regulated, unpasteurized milk in 2011 and is currently the only raw milk dairy on Long Island.
Daloris Jersey Dairy is a small, family run operation in Rigby, Eastern Idaho. On their website they say that they try to keep things simple, healthy, clean and fresh and RAW MILK is now their specialty.
Old Hall Farm is a micro dairy of Jersey cows that started selling raw milk in May 2017. The Mayhews saw it as an opportunity to diversify. They are now selling milk at the farm gate and at the farmers market.
After 100 years of processor and political oppression raw milk is emerging as a consumer favourite. Raw milk provides all the immune system elements that are lost in processing and no longer found in the Standard American Diet. Today raw milk can be safe (ultra-low risk) and no longer a gamble.
Introducing potential harm and eliminating competition for certain industries with genetic modification?
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.
The Ethical Farming Conference was recently held and we are sharing this information because there is great demand for resources on the subject of ethical farming, its definitions and how that relates to animal welfare.
We are now in a unique time in history where old systems are collapsing due to a lack of structural integrity and some innate dysfunctions. The failures of old systems are paving the way for new systems.
What does all regenerative farming and biological farming methods have in common? They all in some way contribute to growing and preserving more mycelial networks, like mycorrhizal fungi and other beneficial microbes, that increase nutrient-cycling between microbes and plants.
Hook and Son had their first ever positive TB reactor failing the skin test, and as a result they have lost their TB-free status and their ability to sell raw milk. The TB skin reactor test is the only test that currently determines a farmer’s TB-free status, says Steve.
Farmers need to seek out regenerative farmers who excel at passing on these concepts in an easy to understand manner, because not all regenerative farmers are good teachers.
We have a farming and economic revolution on the way, and most raw milk supporters don’t even know that they have something to be excited about. Many people feeling quite depressed about our food supply, farming systems etc.
The anti-raw milk propaganda campaigns that the media often blow out of proportion are clearly designed to shock people to the core and get them to drop seeking or drinking anything other than pasteurised milk.
The RMPA was launched today by a group of dairy farmers who currently produce and sell raw milk to consumers. They felt this was the right time to collaborate, and with the FSA, to ensure the new controls on raw milk production are proportionate and supportive.
What is the latest news from experts and pioneers on increasing fertile topsoil? The right set of land management practices have huge potential for providing the highly fertile topsoil and remineralised, green biomass needed for a thriving raw milk industry in Australia.
We are approaching the midpoint of #FebruDairy 2019. Social media is a powerful social indicator of what people feel passionate about. Some dairy stories are going viral so far, and with reason.