Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Please Help Us Make California Almonds RAW Again. We are Winning!

In 2007 we created a petition to rally support from all people worldwide who care about preserving their diminishing health freedom rights. We did this in response to a Federal mandate that declared as of August 2007 that all RAW almonds grown in the US were to be pasteurized.

More info here: Please Help Us Make California Almonds RAW Again

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Raw Milk Presentation!

Over 75 people listened to an inspiring talk by Mark McAfee about why you should not drink pastuerized milk and how raw milk is strongly related to the local food movement.  

Check out these great articles about the meeting from Dina Clapinski of

Also enclosed here is the presentation,  Be sure to tell your friends, neighbor and family about it.  Remember that the more people we teach, the more we can change their buying habits and support the local farmers and food movement. Three Part Article about Raw Milk Meeting

When the local chapter of the WAPF announced their March topic, All About Raw Milk…Samples Will be Provided, I have to admit that I got a wee bit squeamish.

When Mark wanted his audience to understand the importance of good bacteria in the body, did he just tell us? No, instead he gave us the gift of fecal transplants.

Pasteurization was revolutionary because it allowed for a completely different way of raising cows. No longer did the dairy cows need to remain disease free [...]

If you want to find raw milk in Santa Barbara area, go to our raw milk page to find where to buy Claraville and Organic Pastures certified raw milk.  We also have some local raw goat milk producers and cow share projects in the work.  If you are interested in connecting with them or providing millk to folks, please contact us for more information at

Here's another good article comparing the cows of two dairies and a view of Organic Pastures:  Will the Real California Happy Cows Please Stand Up?

Another Minnesota Raid - Why we need to come together here in Santa Barbara

Another Minnesota Raid

"Yesterday morning, Wed. Mar. 9, 2011, probably shortly after 9A, Alvin Schlangen, a chicken and egg farmer, of Schlangen Family Farm in Freeport, MN, was intercepted by the St. Paul police and James R. Roetter of the MDA, Dairy and Food Inspection Division, at his first stop of the day, near the campus of Macalester, a private liberal arts college, in St. Paul, MN. Once he got out of his truck, described as a white Dodge van, he was not allowed to get back in. Nor was he allowed to hand over the eggs, his own product, to the students who had ordered them."

While it's legal to sell in California, many states go after the local farmers and forbid raw milk sales and cow shares.  A few days ago there was another raid in Minnesota on a chicken and egg farmer.  The Minnesota Department of Health hvae been very active in shutting down buying clubs, raw milk farmers, etc.   That's why we must work to connect with each other to support the local farmers and for our rights!

Click here to read more about another Minnesota Raw Milk farmer raid.

Action Alert

We hope that you will take just a few minutes taking actions to help with campaigns for local food, honest labeling, GMO, etc.  Enclosed below are a few links here or direct link to take actions.

Please Help Us Make California Almonds RAW Again. We are Winning! or Take Action Now

California: Ask Your Assembly Member to Sponsor AB 88, a Bill for Mandatory Labels on GMO Salmon - Organic Consumers Association or Take Action Now

If You Eat Organic Food, Have You Been Betrayed? - or Take Action Now

A Huge Fracking Mess - Alliance for Natural Health or Take Action Now

Is FDA Handing Out Gag Orders to Journalist Now? or Take Action Now

Monday, March 14, 2011

Santa Barbara Chapter Booth at Earth Day Festival!

Santa Barbara Chapter Booth at Earth Day Festival!

We will have a booth there and 'teach, teach and teach' folks about food, farming and healing arts.

When: Saturday, April 16, 11am-7pm & Sunday, April 17, 11am-6pm
Where: Alameda Park in Santa Barbara
Cost of Admittance: Free

More info:

Please contact us at if you're interested in volunteering.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

TEDxAustin Robyn O'Brien 2011

Robyn shares her personal story and how it inspired her current path as a "Real Food" evangelist. Grounded in a successful Wall Street career that was more interested in food as good business than good-for-you, this mother of four was shaken awake by the dangerous allergic reaction of one of her children to a "typical" breakfast. Her mission to unearth the cause revealed more about the food industry than she could stomach, and impelled her to share her findings with others. Informative and inspiring.

About this speaker

Robyn authored "The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About It." A former Wall Street food industry analyst, Robyn brings insight, compassion and detailed analysis to her research into the impact that the global food system is having on the health of our children. She founded and was named by Forbes as one of "20 Inspiring Women to Follow on Twitter." The New York Times has passionately described her as "Food's Erin Brockovich."

We will be going over this video on April 21 meeting.

Or you can watch video on Youtube here: TedxAustin Robyn O'Brien