The police state is alive and well in Los Angeles and San Diego counties in California. Health department employees are going door to door, threatening and intimidating raw milk customers into voluntarily turning over raw milk products they own and purchased through legal transactions.
Organic Farms, owned by Mark McAfee, is one raw milk distribution center that has been harassed by the state to give up the names of its customers after a recall of some of Organic Farms’ products earlier this year. Since then, however, Organic Farms has been cleared to resume full operations.
NaturalNews.com first reported this effort over the weekend, stating that, “According to Mark McAfee … both LA County and San Diego county have attempted to acquire customer names and addresses from Organic Pastures (www.OrganicPastures.com) for the sole purpose of sending “food confiscation teams” to customers’ homes to remove the raw milk from customers’ refrigerators. Using both phone calls and home visits, these teams intimidate customers and try to force them to give up their milk.”
NaturalNews further quoted McAfee:
I received a phone call yesterday morning from a wonderful young gal, a 36-year-old mom out of LA County. She’s one of our UPS customers that we deliver overnight raw milk to her house. When the CDFA was in here the other day on our recall, they demanded to have all our delivery addresses for overnight UPS delivery. We screwed up and [inadvertently] gave it to them, they got it from one of our secretaries here. The LA County health department started calling her, six or seven times, demanding that she give up her raw milk from her own home to the health department.
She refused, then they showed up at her house and demanded that she give her raw milk to them. She was getting ready to call 911 for the Sheriff’s department and have them removed from her front doorstep, and she was threatening to use her camera to take a picture of them and post it on Facebook for harassing her over her raw milk… The investigators left after she told them she was not going to give them the raw milk and to get the Hell off her property.
This is what’s going on, it’s like food Nazis, it’s incredible what these people are doing, trying to collect food from people’s houses, that have not made them ill!
Then the San Diego health department called me up and said oh we want a list of all your buyer’s club members, and I said no… and they said we want all their addresses and their names, because we want to go to their homes. I said it ain’t happening, we aren’t going to give it to you.
Raw milk sales are allowed in 30 of the 50 states, but federal law prohibits the interstate sale of the product. The FDA argues that there is a need to control raw milk because of the high number of illnesses reported from its use. However, according to the Weston A. Price Foundation, one is ten times more likely to become ill from pasteurized milk than from raw milk.