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  •  So what the hell are you suggesting? (0+ / 0-)

    Special dispensations for raw milk purchases for people who are within a certain distance of the dairy farm in question?

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    by Anarchofascist on Sun Apr 13, 2008 at 10:28:53 PM PDT

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    •  why not (1+ / 0-)
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      ?

    •  It's very simple (2+ / 0-)
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      The way it works now is that local dairies provide raw milk to people who either come to their farms or to local markets.  No reason to change it.  Within big cities such as NYC and Chicago, there are co-ops who either go have an assigned person to go get the weeks milk or who have the milk delivered twice a month to a central house and everyone picks their milk up that day from the central point.  

      Currently, not everyone could purchase raw milk since there isn't enough being produced but as demand grows (as it is) more farms will convert either fully or partially and more dispersal routes will develop.  

      In states like California things work perfectly fine as is with different ie stricter, rules for raw milk dairymen.  It's more expensive, you have to be willing to pay more for the cleaner conditions, organic usually free range cows, grass fed, locally produced, and quickly delivered raw milk.  On the other hand, this raw milk can substitute for all your protein needs.

      •  This seems fairly reasonable, but also (0+ / 0-)

        seems to increase the regulatory burden.

        I think it would be a lot simpler to just have more stringent labeling requirements and a ban on consumption by children.

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        by Anarchofascist on Sun Apr 13, 2008 at 11:38:10 PM PDT

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        •  Sorry you could ban sales to children (1+ / 0-)
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          but a ban on consumption is wrong (parents get to decide what their kids do, we're talking milk not drugs) and unenforceable.  I don't find the 'regulatory burden' to be much of an issue, especially for a country that imports a ton of food from China. The farmers have the heft of the regulatory burden as they have to have their milk tested far more often and the cost of that is passed on to consumers.

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