What better place to have a national confrontation between food safety experts and raw milk advocates than in "cheese head central" – Eau Claire, Wis. That's what'll happen on Wednesday, March 10, when a joint hearing by the state's Assembly and Senate ag committees is called into session over bills introduced in both houses.
The Campaign for Real Milk, spearheaded by the Weston A. Price Foundation, a non-profit nutrition education foundation, expects a strong turnout at the raw milk hearing to weigh the merits of bills that would legalize the sale of raw milk and raw milk products.
You can check them out by clicking on them: General Assembly (AB 628) and Senate (SB 434). For background on the situation, see blog Wisconsin Raw Milk Ground Zero, http://hartkeisonline.com/2010/03/01/wisconsin-raw-milk-ground-zero/.
"Anybody who cares about raw milk and food freedom needs to take this opportunity to show their support by attending this event," says Kathryne Pirtle, author of Performance without Pain, which details her recovery from chronic illness using raw milk products. "I'm anticipating over 1,000 people will attend the hearing. We must rally in Wisconsin for the changes that need to happen in our entire country in regards to raw milk."
Activism for passage of more liberal raw milk laws has been spurred by the Wisconsin Alliance for Raw Milk, which includes consumers desiring raw milk for their health and farmers wishing to provide this healthy food to the public. The meeting will take place at the Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 620 W. Clairemont Ave., Room 106/Auditorium 10:00 am. Early arrival and carpooling are advised, as parking is limited.
The Price Foundation is a non-profit, based in Washington, D.C. The foundation is dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, research and activism. For more information visit their realmilk.com and westonaprice.org Web sites.