Does Doing Time for Raw Milk Really get your Goat?

August 4, 2011

“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson

As James Stewart, the owner of Rawesome Foods sits in jail, many people are outraged about the government raid of a private raw milk buying club.

Approximately, $50,000 worth of food was destroyed and taken away. Even produce such as watermelons and coconuts, which had nothing to do with the raid, were confiscated. This is particularly sad considering that there is a homeless shelter three blocks away from the buying club.

In other disheartening news, the bail for James is set at $123,000 and they are refusing to release him with the standard 10%. Instead, he is required to pay the full $123,000. This may be tough, considering his main source of income has been destroyed.

Troy Casey, the Certified Health Nut interviews customers and supporters of Rawesome.

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Katherine's picture

There are always two sides to a story and this is not about raw milk sales but rather the illegal sales of products. Raw milk sales are legal with the proper permits and inspections.
The real issue : "Healthy Farms" a raw dairy supplier of of Rawesome has been operating and selling products with no permits since 2007. Stewart from Rawesome has also never had a business license or permit during the 6 years of operation. The permits require inspections of the facilities, veterinary exams and health code compliance which is especially important with raw dairy and public safety.
The following links provide more details on the real issues.
blog:http://blogs.laweekly.com/squidink/2011/08/cops_raid_rawesome_foods_owner_james_stewart_arrested.php
http://southpasadena.patch.com/articles/healthy-family-farms-charged-with-illegal-production-of-unpasteurized-milk

Karen Emerson and Russell Davis's picture

Where did the quote come from? Book? Letter? Date?

“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson

 




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