The fact is that raw milk has been consumed around the world for thousands of years. It is a real and proper food. Only when the community becomes degraded, hygiene is poor and the animals are badly fed and treated does raw dairy pose any health risk. On the contrary, the degraded and corrupted commercial milk products of today, being poured into our kids at every opportunity, are linked to a number of significant health products. I have no doubt that my own health suffers when I do not have access to raw milk. It's time to support the campaign for real milk.
Amish farmer says milk law opposes beliefs
MOUNT HOPE, Ohio - Arlie Stutzman was busted in a rare sting when an undercover agent bought raw milk from the Amish dairy farmer in an unlabeled container.
Now, Stutzman is fighting the law that forbids the sale of raw milk, saying he believes it violates his religious beliefs because it prohibits him from sharing the milk he produces with others.
'While I can and I have food, I'll share it,' said Stutzman, who is due in Holmes County Common Pleas Court on Friday to tell a judge his views. 'Do unto others what you would have others do unto you.'
Last September, a man came to Stutzman's weathered, two-story farmhouse, located in a pastoral region in northeast Ohio that has the world's largest Amish settlement. The man asked for milk.
Stutzman was leery, but agreed to fill up the man's plastic container from a 250-gallon stainless steel tank in the milkhouse.
After the creamy white, unpasteurized milk flowed into the container, the man, an undercover agent from the Ohio Department of Agriculture, gave Stutzman two dollars and left."