I have a favor to ask of all you readers. There is legislation in the process right now to approve a bill for raw milk sales in the state of CA. It has just passed the Senate floor and is now moving up the chain. The bill contains recommendations for very stringent safety tests directly for bad bacteria (pathogens), allowing sales of the safest raw milk so far. It is a great bill. You can get more info about it online. It is called SB 201. Ok, so a bill being passed in CA may not directly benefit you, so why be concerned? Well, my thought process is that current legislation allows the sales of cigarrettes and tobacco products. We know for a fact these cause illness and death, and in large numbers. Yet, they have taken our right to choose what we want to drink with no scientific evidence that raw milk is truly more dangerous than conventional. This bill is a first step toward getting that right back. If CA approves this bill, other states could then follow their example. It would also provide study subjects that will provide more accurate results than the few biased studies that have been done to date. It is a very good step in the right direction.
Call Gov. Schwarzenegger's office at 916-445-2841 and follow the prompts to "voice your opinion." I told them I was not a CA resident, and they said I could voice anyway. Just tell them you support bill SB 201 for Raw Milk. You don't have to give any personal info, but the Gov. can then see how many people think this could be a good thing and make a more educated decision. Thanks so much and pray that it passes. It would be wonderful to have the freedom to choose to buy and drink natural milk created by God's design!!
1 year ago