Farm Fresh Milk is an Alberta based non-profit that seeks a change to the over-regulation of dairy farmers.
Isn’t it raw?
Yes it is. But so is chicken that is sold in stores. We trust Canadians not to eat chicken that has gone bad because it was left out too long, and we think Canadians can be trusted with their milk as well.
So why is it illegal?
Back when people didn’t have refrigerators, it was difficult to keep fresh milk cool enough. Like many foods, milk, when allowed to cool down, can contain things that have the potential to make people sick. With modern refrigeration, however, these rules are no longer necessary in order to keep milk consumers safe.
Is this just a way for farmers to skirt dairy regulations.
Farmers of farm fresh milk actually spend far more per gallon of production than large dairy farmers. Canadian farm fresh producers don’t feed their cattle any GMOs, manage herd health more closely and prefer direct to consumer shipping. Choosing to produce farm fresh milk is a passion and conviction, not a money grab.
Don’t other countries have the same regulations?
Not any more! Most European countries and 43 out of the 50 states in the USA have various forms of legal fresh milk production and sales. All 13 border states along the Canadian/US border allow the sale of farm fresh milk, allowing Canadians who want farm fresh milk to simply drive south in order to purchase it. We think it would be much better if Canadian consumers could purchase the same product from our wonderful Canadian producers.