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20 May 2010 @ 10:48 am
Stoopid Waffling Governor  
Doyle vetoed the raw milk bill, after saying he would sign it.


Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
mightyjessemightyjesse on May 20th, 2010 03:53 pm (UTC)
Denisilaifire on May 20th, 2010 04:17 pm (UTC)
"Health and safety of the public" my ass.
Sweet Ol' Berwyn: cowbaron_berwyn on May 20th, 2010 04:44 pm (UTC)
I drank raw milk as a kid on the farm, and look how I turned out. OK, maybe not such a good argument...
former_callixte on May 20th, 2010 11:45 pm (UTC)
On the one hand, I don't have a problem with raw milk. But I am an intelligent person who would ask questions of the farmer and look at the farm and the cows, etc. And I know there are risks. But then the world is made up of a ton of stupid freaking morons who will say, "You said it was okay to buy!!!! It was legal!!!!" After they get sick from drinking raw milk that had some nasty bacteria in it.

I wish the law would be simple and say, sure, buy it, but if you get sick from it, it is your fault, yadda yadda.

Know the farm and farmer. Here are all the things you could get...Are you sure the farmer has a clean farm and healthy cows? Wanna help him out on their farm (for free) to make sure? Then don't complain if you get sick, and enjoy your raw, milk. G'day!
Samirasamiratou on May 21st, 2010 01:34 pm (UTC)
Not to mention small farms a) have a lot more to lose if they have an outbreak related to their products and b) are in fact less likely to have contamination issues due to smaller, more easily controlled production lines.

Hell, illness outbreaks happen all the freakin' time at large producers due to cross-contamination and improper handling procedures. Pasteurized /= Safe, by any means.
corvusjoyouscorvusjoyous on May 21st, 2010 02:32 am (UTC)
I agree with the above. It's not like it still wouldn't have to be labeled "RAW FREAKING MILK!"
reneekytokorpireneekytokorpi on May 21st, 2010 06:36 am (UTC)
Yeah, but unfortunately the general public is very good at being stupid and ignoring warnings and then wailing and raising shit when they get burned.

Sadly, the courts sometimes agree which gives them more encouragement to be asses.

Samirasamiratou on May 21st, 2010 01:28 pm (UTC)
Samirasamiratou on May 21st, 2010 01:41 pm (UTC)
Oh, you might know this already, but there are places that will drop raw milk products to the Twin Cities: http://jason2345.webs.com/products.htm

So you may be able to arrange something with people traveling to/from the TC. There are other raw milk farms in MN, too, but that's the one I found easily that delivers to the TC. And their prices are pretty good.
eithni: CHEESE Gromit!eithni on May 24th, 2010 05:06 am (UTC)
Cool. Thanks for the tip!
(Anonymous) on May 21st, 2010 02:20 pm (UTC)
I understand everyone's concerns above, but if I remember right, you would have had to go to the farm itself to buy the milk - I mean, really go out of your way specifically to buy it. It's not like you could accidentally pick it up at the grocery store, not knowing it was raw milk.

That's what frustrated me about it.
Gwynethgwyneth1362 on May 21st, 2010 02:20 pm (UTC)
That was me.
eithni: berserkiereithni on May 24th, 2010 05:08 am (UTC)
Exactly so. I could see if the law was going to allow its sale in stores where it could be consumed "accidentally" where people would have a problem. *grump*