Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Massachusetts Raw Milk Hearing

*IMPORTANT UPDATE: May 8, 2010* (see below).

The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources is holding a hearing on Monday, May 10th to review a proposal that threatens Raw Milk Buying Clubs and the access to raw milk in Massachusetts.

What can you do? Become more informed about the issue by visiting some of the links below, contact your local representative, write to Commissioner Scott J. Soares, Department of Agricultural Resources, 251 Causeway Street, Boston, MA 02114, and attend the raw milk hearing on Monday, May 10th, at 10 am at 100 Cambridge St., Conference Room A, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02114.

*IMPORTANT UPDATE: May 8, 2010*:

"MDAR Drops Proposed Raw Milk Language in Favor of 'Broader Look' at Raw Milk. Marketing Agency cites 'passion and concern' associated with the issue." Read more info here and read David Gumpert's opinion on this update.

Nevertheless, the hearing will go on as scheduled (Monday, May 10th, 10 am at 100 Cambridge St., Boston), but certain provisions won't be discussed.

In addition, the Raw Milk Drink-In demonstration will still be held this Monday, May 10th, at 8:30 am on the Boston Commons near the Park St. T Station. (More info in this comment and on Facebook). Be there!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Raw Milk Rights Rally/
Real Milk Drink-In
IT”S our Right to have available to us RAW MILK

Boston Common near Park Street T station
Monday, May 10 at 9 am

Save small dairy farms!
Save raw milk buying clubs!
No monopoly for big ag milk!

The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) wants to shut down small dairies at the behest of big ag. They are doing this by regulating raw milk buying clubs out of business: making them illegal. In February, cease and desist orders were sent to several Mass clubs. We don't need new regulations for raw milk. If it's not broken don't fix it! This is about the right to choose what we eat and drink!

Gather at 8:45 am on May 10 at the Park Street T on the Common. It's a Raw Milk Drink-In! Great speakers! And there will be a cow!

Afterwards, come to the MDAR raw milk hearing: May 10 at 10 am, Conference Room A, 100 Cambridge Street, Boston (by Government Center, near the intersection with Bowdoin Street)

Written comments will be accepted up until May 10, and may be sent to Scott Soared, Department of Agricultural Resources, 251 Causeway Street, Boston, MA 02114

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