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Below are two links to information you might want to read for your own benefits as a Moonique Dairy herd share member and a consumer of fresh milk.


Real Milk:  A Campaign for Real Milk!  They have links to various online articles, plus other suggested readings like books, websites, newsletters/journals, and online articles.  You can also read their trifold brochure, "A Campaign for Real Milk" online.

Raw Milk Facts:  One individual has put together raw milk information, sites, book suggestions, and more, all in one very informative website.

Raw Milk:  The Right to Choose Healthy Food, a not-for-profit organization for education.

"Healthy Milk": A blog entry by Kelly the Kitchen Kop: Busting "Politically Correct" Nutrition.

The Cholesterol Primer from Raw-Milk-Facts.com:  Talks about the real facts of cholesterol, in general and in relation to drinking whole, fresh milk.

The Milk Diet: This information is based on ideas of Charles Sanford Porter and Bernarr Macfadden.  On this site you can read about the basics of the milk diet. You can also learn about the diet's classic works and read and download Porter's The Milk Diet and Macfadden’s The Miracle of Milk, free to readers interested in the milk diet.  What kind of milk should be used?  Real milk, of course!

"Don't Let Your Herd Share Agreement Land You In Court": This article from the Real Milk website is geared more towards the farmers and herd share managers, but it gives you an idea about why we have to do things the way we do.

Possible risks of drinking fresh milk:

Time Magazine article:  "Got Raw Milk?  Be Very Quiet"

Other healthy and/or local food groups & organizations:

Weston A. Price Foundation:  Promoting wise traditions in food, farming and the healing arts.

Local Harvest:  Real food, real farmers, real community: find local sources in your area for vegetables, meats and other produce.

Eat Wild:  Find sources for safe, healthy, natural and nutritious grass-fed beef, lamb, goats, bison, poultry, pork and dairy products.

Sustainable Table celebrates the sustainable food movement, educates consumers on food-related issues and works to build community through food.  

The Farm To Consumer Legal Defense Fund: Provides affordable legal counsel to farmers and consumers in need, it will make the needs of the small farmer and the concerned consumer known to our government, and it will promote their shared vision: Sustainable farming and direct farm-to-consumer transactions.

Book Suggestions
If you are interested in reading more about real milk and other traditional foods, here are some books you might want to check out from your local library or request through your local independent bookstore.

Read chapter 15 of this book online, titled "The Safety of Raw vs. Pasteurized Milk"

The Untold Story of Milk: Green Pastures, Contented Cows and Raw Dairy Foods
by Ron Schmid, ND

...The role of milk in the rise of civilization and in early America, the distillery dairies, compulsory pasteurization and the politics of milk, traditional dairying cultures – the chapters on these subjects will change forever the way you think about milk...This book will serve as a catalyst for that movement – a movement that could change the life of every individual who comes to fully understand the value of raw milk from healthy, grass-fed animals.  

 — SALLY FALLON, author of Nourishing Traditions and President of the Weston A. Price Foundation

This book can be purchased online from the publisher, New Trends Publishing, for $19.95 plus shipping.

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The Raw Truth About Milk
(formerly The Milk Book)
by William Campbell Douglass

If you knew what we know about milk...BLEEECHT! All that pasteurization, homogenization and processing is not only cooking all the nutrients right out of your favorite drink. It's also adding toxic levels of vitamin D. This fascinating book tells the whole story about milk. How it once was nature's nearly perfect food...How "raw," unprocessed milk can heal and boost your immune system ~ why you can't buy it legally in this country anymore, and what we could do to change that.

This book can be purchased from Douglas' website at http://rawtruthaboutmilk.com.

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The Raw Milk Revolution: Behind America's Emerging Battle Over Food Rights
by David E. Gumpert

David Gumpert has become the official chronicler of the 'raw milk movement' in the United States. The Raw Milk Revolution is a highly readable expose that successfully captures how the controversy over raw milk is at the center of a larger battle between the industrial food system and the local food movement. Gumpert explains how raw milk, more than any other food, threatens proponents of the 'germ theory,' centralized food production, and the 'nanny state.' The Raw Milk Revolution is an extremely important book because it sounds a clear warning that upholding the right to produce and consume raw milk is critical in preserving our food freedoms in general.

—Peter Kennedy, President, Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund

This book can be purchased online from Chelsea Green Publishing  for $19.95 plus shipping.

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Nourishing Traditions:  The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats
by Sally Fallon

This well-researched, thought-provoking guide to traditional foods contains a startling message: Animal fats and cholesterol are not villains but vital factors in the diet, necessary for normal growth, proper function of the brain and nervous system, protection from disease and optimum energy levels. Sally Fallon dispels the myths of the current low-fat fad in this practical, entertaining guide to a can-do diet that is both nutritious and delicious.  Includes a section about raw milk, and includes recipes for yoghurt, crème fraiche, kefir, buttermilk and cream cheese, among many others.

This book can be purchased online from the publisher, New Trends Publishing, for $25.00 plus shipping. 

Yahoo Discussion Groups

Join one of these yahoo discussion groups--some are local to SW Michigan, some are state-wide, and some are national.

Raw Dairy:  http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/RawDairy/
Lots of information from both farmers and consumers from all over the world, including recipes, lists of books and online literature, scientific studies, and discussion about current events and legalities pertaining to raw dairy.  

Eat Local SW Michigan:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EatLocalSWMich/
Virtual meeting place for people in southwest Michigan to northern Indiana to find sources of local foods, and to share stories and adventures about how eating locally can change your life and health, and that of your community.


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