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.
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.
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.
These are the evolutionary tasks that humanity is currently facing. Agriculture is only one of many systems that are experiencing total transformation, from the inside out.
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.
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?
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 raw milk movement has learnt many lessons in the last few years. What is normal for the industrial dairy industry cannot automatically be accepted as normal for raw drinking milk (RDM) production.
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.
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.
Raw milk consumption in the UK has increased a lot in the past year according to a survey. Most said they drink it because they believed in the health benefits. Some have a huge problem with this.
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.
This article was written to help vegans and other food consumers better define why they are angry about farming involving animals and why they want change.
This article discusses two topics: why some desire nutrient-dense animal food and vegans targeting food producers. Why is consumer choice so limited? Why is there conflict over food production methods?
SOPs allow the raw dairy business owner to put all of the elements needed in a format that is easy to understand and farmer-friendly. It makes it easier for new staff to learn and follow instructions as well.
Sustainable farming is under pressure, however farmers keep farming because they get immense satisfaction from being in harmony with nature. Customers love the nutrient-dense food they provide.