September 3, 2014

Wisconsin Raw Milk Farmer Faces Jail: Protest on March 2 Scheduled before Hearing

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by David Gumpert
The Complete Patient

Wisconsin’s Attorney General has signaled his willingness to go ahead with the possibly provocative step of throwing dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger into jail.

In a package of documents sent to Hershberger, the Wisconsin Department of Justice included a letter to Judge Guy D. Reynolds, in which Assistant Attorney General Eric D. Defort complains about “what the State believes are violations of the Court ordered conditions of release.” He adds: “In view of the apparent violation of the Court’s orders, the State respectfully asks this Court to address the issue of bail at the next hearing.” The next hearing is next Friday, March 2, at which a demonstration in support of Hershberger is scheduled to take place.

When Hershberger was charged with four misdemeanors, and released on $500 bail, he signed an agreement in which he committed to “no manufacturing or processing of dairy products” and “no sale or distribution of milk produced on his dairy farm” without appropriate licenses. Moreover, there was to be “no impeding, obstruction (including the provision of false information) or interference with any Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) inspection.”

The agreement warned, “If you violate any of these conditions, your bond may be revoked, you may be returned to jail…” The four misdemeanors Hershberger has been charged with could land Hershberger in jail for up to three years, with more than $10,000 in fines.

Within weeks of signing the agreement, Hershberger had second thoughts, and in a courtroom statement to Judge Reynolds said he “would much rather spend the rest of my life behind bars or even die than to be found guilty of such a gross sin” in withholding foods from “its owners’ families.”

Then, two weeks ago, two agents from DATCP, accompanied by a Sauk County sheriff’s deputy, visited Hershberger’s farm in Loganville, WI. When he refused their request to inspect the farm, they departed. In a report on the visit, included with the documents sent to Hershberger, DATCP details Hershberger’s refusal in its narrative about the visit. The report also says there were signs the farm was operating as a retail establishment.

The DATCP account of the visit, written by inspector Jackie Owens, states that, “I observed a retail store with display shelves containing bulk dry foods, freezers, and walk-in cooler containing refrigerated foods including milk and milk products.” The distinction leads into a Catch-22 situation. If Hershberger had a “retail license,” he would be prohibited from selling raw dairy products, under Wisconsin law. Hershberger has thus avoided the retailer approach, setting up a private club, with food available only to nearly 200 members who pay an annual membership agreement. Hershberger leases his animals to those members.

She said that when she eventually reached Hershberger by phone, he refused her request to inspect the farm “because he did not have any licenses from the state…” That’s because his farm’s food is only available to nearly 200 members.

The Wisconsin AG’s swift move on the bail issue suggests Wisconsin officials have little concern about protests in support of Hershberger. A protest has long been planned for the March 2 hearing, which previously had been expected to be a routine hearing following up on the state’s misdemeanor charges against him. Now, with Hershberger facing jail, the demonstration scheduled in Baraboo, WI at 11 a.m. takes on greater importance. For more information, go to the Raw Milk Freedom Riders site, or the Support Vernon Hershberger Facebook site.

Read the Full Article Here: http://www.thecompletepatient.com/journal/2012/2/23/wi-ag-feeling-newly-emboldened-moves-to-jail-vernon-hershber.html

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GM Golden Rice was developed at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the Philippines with the hope that it could provide more vitamin A through beta carotene. The project was a huge disaster, however, and basically shelved for years. But then Bill Gates came along, the college-drop-out-turned-billionaire who started Microsoft Corp., looking for something to spend his billions of dollars to promote. All of a sudden, with big money providing jobs to pursue a failed project, GM Golden Rice has new life.

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Recently many top scientists and farmer advocates from rice-producing countries met in the Philippines in an effort to try and stop more field testing, and the commercialization of Golden Rice. The science behind Golden Rice does not prove benefits, and it threatens genetic diversity among traditional rice varieties which is necessary in many parts of the world that experience natural and man-made disasters. Like any GMO seed crop, Golden Rice would take the future of farming in rice-producing countries away from the control of the farmers and give it to multinational corporations that would then control the rice seed supplies.

MASIPAG (Farmer-Scientist Partnership for Development) in the Philippines hosted the event earlier this year, and has recently provided video interviews from some of the participants in English.

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Cold drinks are a popular summer staple that coffeehouses and restaurants make a killing off of every year with their ridiculous prices. However, there is little need to buy them. Making most of these drinks at home is easy, not to mention with far more healthy potential when you control what goes into them.

Adding coconut oil to your blended cold drinks is one way to get your daily dose of coconut oil without it being bothersome or boring. Not only that, but the addition of coconut oil will also give your endurance and energy a boost, keeping you going throughout the day or acting as a quick pick me up along with some natural fruit as the day drags on.

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Today, the Autism Media Channel released a short video where CDC whistle-blower Dr. William Thompson states, in a phone call to Dr. Brian Hooker, that injecting mercury into pregnant women creates a “clear and present danger” to the unborn child. Thimerosal, a form of mercury used as a preservative in vaccines, was removed from most childhood vaccines a few years ago, but is still in the annual flu shot, which is recommended for pregnant women.

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While the mainstream media continues to ignore what is becoming the biggest news event of the year, the CDC is scrambling to respond to damaging data that they were forced to release earlier this year clearly showing they had data linking vaccines to autism that they hid from the public. This issue can longer be hidden since one of the top researchers within the CDC, who co-authored several of the studies that supposedly showed no link between vaccines and autism, has decided to become a whistle-blower. He has yet to make an official statement, and it is thought that his attorney is seeking official whistle-blower status before he does so.

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In this interview, Dr. Hooker states that the CDC is lying in their response, and the reason they are doing so is to protect the reputation of the MMR vaccine. He also points out that the CDC purchases $4 billion of vaccines from the vaccine industry every year, and are the last ones who should be trusted to do studies on vaccine safety due to their huge conflict of interest.

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