Defending the rights and broadening the freedoms of family farms and protecting
consumer access to raw milk and nutrient dense foods.
Legislation – New Jersey
Status Quo: Raw milk sales are illegal. To obtain other unpasteurized dairy products, residents travel to Pennsylvania and New York, which both allow raw milk. (from http://www.realmilk.com/happening.html#nj)
New Jersey Raw Milk Bill A743 - Hearing Feb. 10, 2011
NJ Raw Milk Bill A743 needs your help to get out of committee. Please voice your support of raw milk. We need new faces at the meeting in Trenton!
Thursday, February 10 at 2 pm 4th floor, Room 15 State House Annex, Trenton NJ 08625
directly across the street from 162 W State St
NJ State Assembly Committee for Agriculture and Natural Resources will receive testimony on issues concerning dairy farmers in New Jersey. [details below]
We anticipate that some dairy farmers will testify against raw milk at this meeting, so a strong show of support is important. The sale of raw milk in New Jersey is currently illegal; the bill establishes a permit program to allow sales of raw milk and other raw milk products direct to consumers and in retail stores as well as NOT prohibit cowshares.
Also, please continue to email your testimonies, as raw milk drinkers, as consumers, as farmers, as health professionals, to Assemblywoman Connie Wagner, sponsor of this raw milk bill, so she can give your testimony to the committee. [email protected]
The committee loves to hear stories from people who are using raw milk, from parents who give it to their families, about children whose health has improved due to raw milk.
1. Call members of the Committee (see listed below). Let them know why you are in favor of raw milk.
2. Email your testimonial on raw milk to bill sponsor Assembywoman Connie Wagner at [email protected]
3. Attend the Hearing on Thursday at 2 pm in Trenton.