Saturday, November 17, 2007

Possible banning of Raw Milk in the State of California

This is very serious. A few words were slipped into a recent bill (AB 1735), without debate or public disclosure, that will virtually eliminate all raw milk from our store shelves.

Please put a little time to help save raw milk and consumer choice!

The link below will give you information on the bill and provide several important action steps.

I am also attaching a letter to Whole Foods, beautifully written by a local Weston Price member. Whole Foods has a great deal of clout – if we let them know that raw milk is important to us, we can encourage them to come out for consumer choice. However, it will only be effective if as many of us participate as possible.

Please adapt this letter, if you like, to state your own position clearly, or cut and paste it and use it as is! Please fax it to EVERY Whole Foods in the state (list of fax numbers at the end) to make a bold statement about consumer choice and our right to choose the foods we want!

If you don't have access to a fax, you can get addresses from the Whole Foods website and search for stores by region. The link here is for Southern California.




City, State, Zip


Re- Legal Sale and Availability of Raw Milk – Urgent

(Amendment to California Food and Ag. Code AB1735)


I would like to bring to your attention a very deliberate and deceitful attempt by a yet to be determined party to effectively make it illegal to sell raw milk in the State of California. This is a back door, no discussion allowed attack on the longstanding freedom preserved to consume live (raw) milk by the California Food and Agriculture Code #35928.

I am personally writing to you because I feel I represent thousands of your constituents that may be unaware of a significant threat to our access to one of the most unique and healthy products that has been sold and consumed for years without one problem.

Specifically, grass fed live (raw) milk provided by such producers as Organic Pastures provide the pure and unadulterated nutrients that have nourished countless of prior generations. Moreover, my very healthy wife and very healthy three children have significantly benefited from the nutrients only found available in these products.

I believe you are in a unique position to offer your support to a product that not only has been consumed by tens of thousands of California consumers over the years, but provides valuable income to the retailers in the State of California. In fact, I would encourage you to call your local Whole Foods and learn that they simply cannot keep enough of Organic Pastures Raw Milk in stock (and it sell for $16 per gallon!!!).

Additionally, Organic Pastures should be a poster child for a California company that is one of the few unsubsidized dairies in the nation that has used the free market to offer a product that costs 200%-300% more than its competitors!

At its core, this is an issue of consumer choice and access to an irreplaceable nutritional and living product.

If we can buy alcohol, cigarettes, and over the counter drugs with simple disclaimers, why penalize an actual healthy product that has a flawless retail track record?



Southern California

* Regional Office 818.990.7089
* Beverly Hills 310.374.8149
* Brentwood 310.826.6653
* El Segundo 310.333.1910
* Fairfax 323.964.6830
* Glendale 818.548.5248
* La Jolla 858.642.6730
* Laguna Beach 949.598.8680
* Northridge 818.363.2940
* Pasadena 626.351.1664
* “ 626.792.4293
* Redondo Beach 310.376.7651
* San Diego 619.294.2830
* Santa Monica 310.315.0665
* “ 310.576.4710
* “ 310.395.5969
* Sherman Oaks 818.762.0406
* “ 818.382.3710
* Thousand Oaks 805.777.4740
* Torrance 310.257.8710
* Tustin 714.566.7840
* Valencia 661.260.2375
* W. Hollywood 323.848.4250
* West LA 310.996.9510
* Westwood 310.824.6390
* Woodland Hills 818.610.0040

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