The National Journal reported on the “Moo-in” in Washington D. C. where Morgan the cow held court. It looked like all had fun poking fun at the FDA and touting the taste and alleged benefits of raw milk. However, this quote (which I hope someone has on tape) was really quite shocking:
Sally Fallon Morell, president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, said the laws against raw milk crossing state lines have nothing to do with safety and everything to do with economics.
“Children who start out on raw milk are very healthy children,” she said. “They don’t have asthma, they don’t have allergies, they don’t miss days at school, they don’t get sick, and they don’t have digestive problems. Raw milk is a magic food, and we are here to defend that magic food.”
“Magic food, “ Really? Sally, you need to “lawyer-up.” The next family who relies on your words, and the Foundation’s website, and their kid becomes ill after drinking raw milk, you will have a problem. I have spoken about this before at the AVMA Conference in Seattle awhile back (as quoted on “THE BOVINE”:
“Trade Association Liability” and says, “The crux of trade association liability is whether consumers rely on the association’s information and expertise.”