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FDA Escalates War Against Amish Dairy Farmers

Kinzers PA – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) apparent war on Amish raw dairy farmers increased on December 6 when they filed a “motion for summary judgment,” with Pennsylvania judge Lawrence Stengler asking for a permanent injunction against dairy farmer Dan Allgyer to forbid him from selling fresh milk out of state. FDA regulation 21 CFR §1240.61 criminalizes any selling of milk intended to cross state lines.

After a two year expensive, exhaustive undercover operation, including multiple armed raids on Allgyer’s farm, FDA agents and a team of ten federal lawyers amassed over two hundred and seventy-six pages of evidence allegedly proving what Allgyer openly admits, that he is selling fresh (raw, unpasteurized) milk to customers who knowingly carry the milk across state lines.

Thousands of Maryland customers who have been buying from Allgyer for years were the main focus for evidence during the investigation. In spite of the FDA raids and injunction filing, Allgyer has continued to support his customers’ needs for fresh milk and other farm foods, citing his God-given inalienable rights.

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Comment by David Jackson
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    The Amish had better beware! They are "independent" and self-sustaining, which makes them a threat to Big Mother and all her goons - no offense, ladies; I'm referring to the whore we call governement. (To clarify:  I mean no disrespect to "real" whores, who actually work for a living.)

   Just in case you missed the lecture:  If (because) you can't really totally control what people think, your next best control mechanism is how and what they eat. (This, for those of you who missed the point, or weren't born, is the real reason the government was so adamantly against the hippie/communal movement of the 60s, and the so-called "survivalist" movement of the 70s and 80s. It's also why they are so worried about alternative and organic farms and those who want to keep Mother out of the supplement business. It's not a fluke that agri-business thrives and family farms are almost a fond memory.)

   If you want to feed the world - cheaply,  you'll have to ask permission, pay some dues, and sell your soul. The last thing you will be allowed is to develop or sustain any functional alternatives to the control mechanisms of the social engineers who call themselves politicians, you will have to join the "club". I guarantee you, if you attempt to function on your own, you will be ruined, at best, killed, at worst! Why do think otherwise decent individuals quit the Congress after a single term, or become the smarmy sell-outs who continue in public (self)service?

    This is so pathetic...!