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Re: [realfood] Michael Schmidt to be at the Chicago Raw Milk Freedom Riders Rally, Thursday, Dec. 8th, 11:30--be there!

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Subject: [realfood] Michael Schmidt to be at the Chicago Raw Milk Freedom Riders Rally, Thursday, Dec. 8th, 11:30--be there!

Michael Schmidt to be at the Chicago Raw Milk Freedom Riders Rally, Thursday, Dec. 8th, 11:30--be there!
Moms to Disobey as FDA Moves Against Private Contracts
  Families who are defying the FDA's move to control our access to foods of our choice (as was done in Maryland on 11/1/11 infront of FDA HQ)  are doing it here in Chicago.

You are invited to join the Raw Milk Freedom Riders, Food Freedom Advocates from around the country, local and national press and Maybe the FDA and law enforcement* at our next Freedom Ride coming to Chicago IL.
Who:      Raw Milk Freedom Riders and Speakers from around the U.S.
What:     100 gallons of Raw Milk and Cookies to be distributed in support of Food Freedom
Where:  From Wisconsin to Chicago.  Rally at Independence Park, 3850 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL. 60618
When:   Thursday, December 8, 2011   (11:30am-2:00pm)
Why:     After the first freedom Ride on November 1st in Maryland, the FDA issued a statement saying, in part, they did not “intend” to target individuals transporting raw milk across state lines for their own, individual use. Implicit in this, FDA is admitting their intent to criminally target agents, buying clubs, coops and farmers in their pursuit of raw milk prohibition.
Join us as we call for an end to the prohibition and criminalization of raw milk consumers!
The caravan of Freedom Riders will include embedded reporters to broadcast what we are doing and why—to shed light on the FDA’s violent and failing policies.  We are informing the FDA of our intentions and inviting them to the party as we caravan over 100 gallons of raw milk from Wisconsin and then distribute in Chicago at Independence Park.   It is time to challenge the FDA on the law that turns honest parents and farmers into criminals for transporting raw milk across state lines.
Food Freedom heroes Max Kane, David Gumpert, Liz Reitzig, Kathy Pirtle, John Moody, Jim Marlowe and many others dedicated to raw milk choice and food freedom will join us for a rally and peaceful demonstration at Independence Park in Chicago.

Watch as Max Kane invites the FDA to witness as we violate federal law

Please invite your friends to the Freedom Ride and rally at Independence Park in Chicago!  Our numbers will show our seriousness!!/events/[masked]/

We welcome EVERYONE to join us at the rally and help make a HUGE statement to the FDA on our movement toward personal choice, dietary privacy, and food freedom!  Please email questions to the Freedom Riders at [address removed]    Mothers Acting As ‘Agents,’ To Defy FDA Warning Against FDA Prohibitions, Freedom Riders Will Publicly Distribute over 100 gallons Raw Milk to Waiting Mothers   Chicago, IL—On December 8, a group of mothers and others will defy the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) ban on “distributing” fresh milk across state lines by transporting 100 gallons of raw milk from Wisconsin to Chicago’s Independence Park and distributing it to customers waiting at the park.   Federal law 21 CFR §[masked] prohibits interstate movement and distribution of raw milk for human consumption. The FDA regulation applies to individuals, or “agents” acting on their behalf.   Over the past year, the FDA and state authorities have conducted undercover sting operations on, raided and prosecuted farmers, buying clubs, and individuals who help distribute raw milk and other farm fresh foods. Over a dozen people and businesses currently face charges, orders, and other enforcement actions; some are under “federal criminal investigation” and face possible indictment by a grand jury. Several small cheese producing dairies with no history of making anyone sick have been put out of business by the FDA’s actions.   “It is a God-given, inalienable right to engage in direct, private transactions with our food producers,” says Max Kane, director of a Chicago area local-food-buying club. “Americans deserve to know that the FDA is using their tax dollars to target and prosecute independent, peaceful, farmers and their customers.”   Mothers from around the country, determined to protect their families’ food supply, launched the Raw Milk Freedom Riders with an inaugural ride on November 1 when they transported raw milk from Pennsylvania to the FDA’s headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, and distributed the milk to crowds gathered for a protest. In response the FDA issued a statement saying it does not “intend” to take “enforcement action against an individual who purchased and transported raw milk across state lines solely for his or her own personal consumption.”   The Freedom Riders say that the FDA’s statement leaves the door open for FDA to pursue farmers, buying clubs and individuals acting as “distribution agents.” The Wisconsin to Chicago Raw Milk Freedom ride will challenge the FDA’s use of force against raw milk distribution.   Media are invited to ride along as embedded reporters to witness the FDA’s reaction to the Freedom Riders’ standing up for their rights.   Info about farm raids For additional information on raw milk   ###

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