Real Reason Why Raw Milk Was Banned In California
December 19, 2006
(This video was originally recorded for the 10/3/06 newsletter.)
In late September, the state of California claimed to have linked cases of E. coli poisoning to raw organic milk produced by Mark McAfee, and imposed a quarantine and recall.
McAfee's 15,000 customers regarded the recall as a government conspiracy to deny them raw milk, and raced for the last bottles on the health-food market shelves.
California officials attempted to blame the owner/farmer of Organic Pastures Dairy for a sub-strain of E. coli bacteria (O157:H7) that seriously sickened five children, and health officials tested samples at the farmer's dairy twice.
However, they found no 0157:H7, and eventually lifted the quarantine. Once again, his raw milk became available on grocery store shelves in California.