Understanding ‘bath milk’ in Australia: a unique perspective.

‘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.

Growing nutrient-dense food for dairy cows and humans

Soil scientist show that grassland really need the right kind of aerobic soil microbes, agrochemical-free farming, rotational grazing and high diversity of plant species, to create soil fertility and remineralised forage.

Farm justice for Australians

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.

Potential pitfalls in raw milk systems

Systems that fail to identify all of the commonly known potential risks are common. Whatever steps system architects take have far-reaching consequences. It is necessary for decisions and alterations to be weighed and evaluated with the most careful and wisest of judgements.

NSW Raw Milk Amendments and Restrictions on 'bath milk'

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.

Ecosystem Collapse and Climate Change in Australia

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.

Probiotics, pathogens and superbugs and their effect on health

80% of immunity lies in the gut. Many consumers have ideas about probiotics that are simply not stacking up to science. Biology should not be ignored when it comes to modern diseases.

Nutrient-dense food in Australia

Australians are coming to the realisation that our health is in crisis, because agriculture is in crisis. Food is medicine.

What raw milk cheeses will we be able to buy in the future?

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.

Farmers in the face of drought and economic disadvantage

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?

Thunderstorm Asthma Inquest

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.

The terrain and the reductionist approach

Research shows we need an abundance of beneficial, diverse species microbes to crowd out harmful ones. It is time authorities look at the reasons why raw drinking milk should be available in Australia.

The Raw Milk movement is on the move

On the 3rd of May 2018 dairy farmers who produce raw drinking milk (RDM) met with the FSA with the aim of working together to ensure the continued sale and appropriate controls for the sale of RDM.

Listeria in Australia

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.