Family Farm Could Face Prison for Calling Skim Milk by Its Name

Family Farm Could Face Prison for Calling Skim Milk by Its Name

An Orwellian dystopia. In what kind of universe does a dairy farmer have to label skim milk from a cow as artificial milk, but if he adds artificial vitamins to it, he can call it natural skim milk? I know, in a leftist dream world. Ridiculous. Of course, this fine family is going to court for the fight of their life:

Forget narcotics. Uncle Sam has a new substance to crack down on: all-natural skim milk.

Food and Drug Administration regulations make it a federal crime for dairy farmers to call all-natural skim milk exactly what it is—skim milk. Instead, the FDA demands that farmers label additive-free skim milk as “imitation milk product,” because, in the FDA’s mind, skim milk just isn’t the real thing.

Randy and Karen Sowers founded their South Mountain Creamery in Maryland on rented land back in 1981. They took out a loan and bought 100 cows. Today, three generations of Sowers work on their family’s 2,200 acre farm. They have more than 600 cattle, plus 16,000 chickens. Their family employs more than 75 people.

Randy Sowers wants to sell his milk in Pennsylvania, which is no problem under Pennsylvania law[…]

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