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.
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.
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.
We’re on the cusp of switching from Veganuary to Februdairy. These are social media hashtags around which there have been many new developments that affect us all in a profound way.
At the recent Oxford Real Farming Conference dairy farmer Christine Page from Smiling Tree Farm, gave a great presentation as part of the The Rise of Milk Substitutes: how can dairy producers respond? session.
In the last couple of years, structures, rules and authority around raw milk systems around the world, have been going through a deep transformational process, which is much needed. As a human collective, we need to identify and weed out dysfunctional elements.
According to Project Censored, Regenerative Agriculture as the "Next Stage" of Civilization is ranked 7th on a list of 25 of the top censored news stories of 2018.
Beneficial microbes improve health in many terrains. Colonisation resistance is a completely different way of thinking. When the information is applied, it is both pioneering and revolutionary.
Peg is a senior medical microbiologist and risk analyst who takes an interest in the raw milk movement. She has started her own blog with interesting information that will appeal to a varied audience, not just scientists.
Prohibition-based policies around raw milk - which focus solely on minimising risk - are missing the critical point of raw milk's unique health benefits, at a time when they are desperately needed. We are “bacteriosapiens”. It is our nature.
Both animals and people need a good diet to build strong resistance to disease and bacterial infections. For ruminants it is a nutrient-dense forage, and for humans it is a diet containing diverse living foods.
Mark explained how mankind has been busy destroying our earth’s macro-biome, and how it is now affecting our inner biome. For mankind to thrive, we need bacteria.
‘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.
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.
Research has found a probiotic bacteria that can destroy this superbug. Researchers discovered that a probiotic bacteria called Bacillus can fight and effectively eliminate Staphylococcus aureus.
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.
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.
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.
Churchtown Dairy, a Hudson, upstate NY biodynamic farm became the 17th to be listed with the Raw Milk Institute last month.
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.
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.
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.