Utah Moves Closer To Legalizing Milk
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Utah Moves Closer To Legalizing Milk

Every real libertarian knows the reason the Feds ban raw milk is because it has special probiotics and enzymes that promote individual liberty and self-reliance, and reduces the Feds power and authority over the masses.  There’s a reason why libertarians love raw milk so much!

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However, the federal government has a problem with how you choose to go about your life, therefore raw milk is outrageously dangerous and nobody should drink it.

While on the federal level, lawmakers like former Congressman Ron Paul and current Rep. Thomas Massie attempted to pass legislation that would have let states treat raw milk sale and consumption as they wished.  But, they were never successful.

But many states adopting the principle of nullification have been able to put an end to the federal prohibition on raw milk. Now, consumers in California, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Illinois, and others, have options, either by purchasing raw milk from stores or from farmers directly.

In Utah, a group of lawmakers is working toward making raw milk sales legal. Soon, the state may be joining others in their decision to stand against the federal government.

On Feb. 14, 2017, a bill introduced by Sen. David Hinkins (R-27) and Rep. Marc Roberts (R-67) that expands raw milk laws in the state passed a Utah Senate committee.

The bill allows raw milk producers to sell up to 120 gallons of the product every month to consumers. This exempts them from meeting rigorous requirements before being able to sell the product, giving consumers more choices when looking for a raw milk provider.

As the Tenth Amendment Center has reported, the FDA wants to fully prohibit raw milk sales across the country. And not too long ago, the agency even raided Amish farms and companies like Rawsome Foods in order to keep them from selling raw milk.

With laws like the one Utah lawmakers are attempting to pass, this means that more states are adding protections in the books to give locals the chance to sell and buy the products that they want without fearing the feds. If successful, Utah could serve as an example and other states may then follow.

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3 thoughts on “Utah Moves Closer To Legalizing Milk

  1. I owe the lives of two children who had diarrhea to raw milk. It was the only thing that stopped the diarrhea that one child had for four months and the other one for about nine months. They were kept alive that long with a very limited diet that I got from a Pediatrician who was trained in Poland.

  2. ok, but doesn’t raw milk carry bacteria which can cause serious illnesses? Bacteria such as Brucella, Campylobacter, Cryptosporidium, E. coli, Listeria, and Salmonella. Why is it so bad to protect folks who drink pasteurized milk from contamination from those who don’t – cross contamination for instance? What if you unknowingly drank raw milk at someones house?

    1. Your premise is that you might drink unpasteurized milk at someone else’s house and not know about it. Nobody is going to force you to drink anything you don’t want. If you’re concerned about it, then either ask if it’s pasteurized or bring your own. In short, take personal responsibility for your own actions instead of depending on the government to do it for you. Yes, milk can be a medium for bacteria growth. That’s why farmers who sell pasteurized milk go to such lengths to control bacteria. The standard for bacteria counts in unpasteurized milk are far more rigorous than for pasteurized milk. The reason it’s so bad for the government to force “protection” on everyone is that those protections come at a cost of losing much of the value of the enzymes in raw milk. People should be able to choose for themselves which of the risks they prefer to take, not be forced by the government to take only the risk the government deems acceptable.

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