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.
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.
Good news! We've been getting positive feedback from some MP's due to the large number of them being contacted about legalising raw milk. They are seeing the value of legalising because of Australia being so far behind the rest of the world.