Raw Milk

article by Cheyenne Christianson ... Cheyenne and Katy Christianson and their eight children run a 70-cow organic dairy and have been successful using managed rotational grazing and feeding - http://grassworks.org/

It is true, the merchants of the earth are constantly trying to get their tentacles into organic farming. And they have succeeded on many levels. But, it is also true that most organic producers have no interest in the wares of the devil's pantry (Monsanto and their ilk).


Most of us are learning about nutrient density and producing the highest quality food possible. We go far beyond what the program requires. When we grow high quality food we have no need for the band-aids (vaccines, hormones, antibiotics, chemical wormers, pesticides, etc.) to keep limping along. It takes a lot of milk (profit) to pay for those bandaids. That also applies to the natural bandaids. The plus is, the natural ones aren't polluting everything they come in contact with.
I don't have a problem with someone using an emergency antibiotic to deal with a problem (or an injury gone bad), but when we have no desire to look beyond for better, that is when it is a problem. Now is the time to learn what we can do naturally (minerals, herbs, essential oils, vitamins) to prevent/deal with problems, because when the merchants of the earth, and their poisons disappear, it's going to be too late. Too many people get caught up thinking we will always have that option. Why wouldn't we ALL want something better anyways and NOW?


"Modern" agriculture has become totally reliant on the bandaids because they have no concept or desire or financial incentive to prevent disease with mineral-rich forage, and there's a TON of money in it for the parasites. NPK farming has no chance of producing high quality milk, neither does organic by neglect (which is quickly going by the wayside) for that matter.
We realize that many farmers are new converts to organic ways and have the bandaid concept fully ingrained in their thinking. Talk to them a few years later when their soil comes back to life and the herd health issues disappear.
There are guys like Gary Zimmer, of Midwestern Bio Ag, speaking all over North America trying to get ALL farmers to look at soil fertility/forage quality to solve the problems. He's helping thousands of conventional farmers to get off the chemical treadmill. There are dozens of consultants just like him. If we want truth, we must seek it out because the universities are in bed with the merchants of the earth and you won't find truth in the halls of academe.
It also takes effort, as we are responsible for what we do. Most chemical farmers have given up the ability to think. The nutritionist tells them what garbage to feed the cows; the fertilizer man spreads his chemical fertilizer and sprays the latest poison on the GMO crops; the vet does the same on the animal side. All the farmer does is write out the checks and wonder where the $'s went. Time for the wife to work outside the farm and expand the herd.
It is very important that the Raw Milk movement fully grasps the NEED for nutrient-dense forage to provide the safest, most healthy milk possible. As we revert back to small farms, we need this knowledge to not fall back into the traps conventional ag has (unfortunately, they don't even realize it). Just think: if the farmers would have kept crop rotations, used balanced fertility, pasturing and preferably rotating their cattle, stayed multi-species, kept using open pollinated seeds and saved their own, never fed garbage by-products or milk replacer, meat and bone, blood, urea and other filth, then we'd still have small farms everywhere. 

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Americans' right to access fresh, healthy foods of their choice is under attack. Farmageddon tells the story of small, family farms that were providing safe, healthy foods to their communities and were forced to stop, sometimes through violent ac-tion, by agents of misguided government bureaucracies, and seeks to figure out why.

Filmmaker Kristin Canty's quest to find healthy food for her four children turned into an educational journey to discover why access to these foods was being threatened. What she found were policies that favor agribusiness and factory farms over small family-operated farms selling fresh foods to their communities. Instead of focusing on the source of food safety problems — most often the industrial food chain — policymakers and regulators implement and enforce solutions that target and often drive out of business small farms that have proven themselves more than capable of producing safe, healthy food, but buckle under the crushing weight of government regulations and excessive enforcement actions.

 

Farmageddon highlights the urgency of food freedom, encouraging farmers and consumers alike to take action to preserve individuals' rights to access food of their choice and farmers' rights to produce these foods safely and free from unreasona-bly burdensome regulations. The film serves to put policymakers and regulators on notice that there is a growing movement of people aware that their freedom to choose the foods they want is in danger, a movement that is taking action with its dollars and its voting power to protect and preserve the dwindling number of family farms that are struggling to survive.

you may also want to visit Farmageddon:
the film: http://farmageddonmovie.com/film/
the trailer: http://farmageddonmovie.com/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Farmageddon-The-Movie/115376791816555

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