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 Raw Milk Institute was founded in 2010 to develop and provide raw milk food safety standards, farmer education and farmer-to-farmer mentoring. RAWMI is a nonprofit organisation with a board that includes raw milk producers, PhD veterinarians and researchers from around the world.
Wise Traditions speaks to Pete Kennedy, lawyer and defender of food freedom about the raw milk movement in the U.S. He explains the history, what's left to be done, and what we can do to be a part of it.
On Wednesday the raw milk community received the shocking news that the Ontario, Canada dairy farmer was sentenced to 60 days behind bars for obstruction, to be served over 15 weekends in order to allow him to continue farming.
Look at images synonymous with the Zombie Apocalypse. The earth is stripped of an eco-system. The inhabitants are deprived of a healthy microbiome; they are immune compromised.
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.
In many farming communities it is accepted that raw milk is a beneficial food. Even research show that farmers and their children enjoy protection from asthma and allergies due to raw milk consumption.
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?
Eczema is the most common skin disorder in the industrialised word. The book The Good Skin Solution gives you all the tools you need to heal your skin naturally with the help of the probiotic drink kefir.
Catalyst has created two episodes exploring what happens to your health when you transform the bacteria living in your gut. Also more on the latest research from universities from around the world.
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. Maya spent a lot of time delving into the scientific literature and found that being exposed to diverse microbes is what makes our guts, immune systems and our brains healthy.
The British Columbia Herdshare Association is a non-profit society serving the herdshare community of British Colombia through providing support, education, and advocacy. They are doing some very inspirational work.
Milk builds strong bones, but raw dairy may also prevent bone loss (osteoporosis). This 100% consumer funded study by Johns Hopkins University wants to look at raw cheese and its effect on osteoporosis.
Farming has been gravitating in different directions but the differences have never been so stark. Three systems farm for microbes but because of different inputs, values and expectations there are different outcomes.
The Melbourne Neuroscience Institute explores how gut health can affect our brains and specifically a shift towards maintaining and improving healthy gut bacteria.
What is an open secret? It's a concept that may be known in certain circles but not generally acknowledged. The mystery guarantees that people will not be able to understand it or act on it.
With good farming practises dairy farmers cultivate unique beneficial microbes on their farms that can add value as it expresses in a desirable cheese or high quality raw milk. That's real value.
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.
"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..."
Canadian Raw Milk supporters are going back to court for the most crucial hearing in 23 years. Learn why these farmers are so passionate about their right to produce this valuable food.
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.
This was a recent response written to a concerned doctor regarding raw milk consumption. It was written by Mark McAfee who is the CEO at Organic Pastures dairy in Fresno, California.
This NZ story asks if our love affair with dairy farming are over. Farmers are copping much of the blame for polluted waterways but do the public really know what's going on down at the farm? He also asks why can we not buy raw cow's milk from the supermarket?
Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day has become a much loved annual event world-wide sharing unique flavour, 'terroir', and traditional cheesemaking practises. Find out where you can participate and become a turophile (cheese lover).
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.
A recent story by Sunday Night about Chef Pete Evans prompted this article about what supports many people's belief that all is not as it appears. Despite advertising many are not buying milk anymore.
Science now show 100% grass-fed, organic milk is superior. Butterfat from pasture-raised cows is a major source of healthy nutrients like Omega-3, CLA and fat soluble vitamins.
Food safety and health agencies warn the immune compromised against raw milk, but pathogens are all over our food system. Scientists say we need beneficial microbes but where can we get them?
Why is there an expectation for raw milk to be perfect? Why is less than perfectly safe a manageable risk for every kind of food, except in the case of raw milk? No other food is held to a standard of a perfect safety record. No food is 100% safe.
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.