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Thursday, April 19, 2018

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Hi Atlanta,

Happy Thursday, food freedom community! We are two weeks into the Toast Goodbye to the Raw Butter Ban Campaign, and as of this morning we have met 11% of our fundraising goal! See below to learn how YOU can help us toast the ban and join this exciting movement! This week we are also bringing you an article about the selective science used in raw dairy literature, and a review of our favorite passages from Gene Logsdon's Letter to a Young Farmer

Tickets for the Profitable Farm Workshops featuring Joel Salatin will be on sale SOON! Follow the link below to join the waiting list, and you will be the first to know when tickets go on sale! 

We are still on the lookout for increasing our attorney base in all 50 states. Working with the FTCLDF is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic nonprofit that seeks real and lasting change in the food freedom movement. Click HERE to learn more. 

Have a great week!

- FTCLDF Team
NEWS DIGEST
Thursday, April 19 
Toast Goodbye to the Raw Butter Ban
For our 2018 campaign, we have set our sights on raw butter and increasing its accessibility to YOU! Raw butter is an incredible source of vitamins, fats, and proteins and, most likely, you are legally unable to buy it. 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a ban on the transportation of raw dairy products, including our favorite toast accompaniment: raw butter. We believe the ban should be lifted. FTCLDF has filed a petition and intends to hire attorneys to fight for a repeal of the ban. 

We have a goal of raising at least $50,000 by October 5, 2018 and we need your help to toast goodbye to this ban! Will you join us? 

Selective Science
The attack on the safety and health benefits of raw milk has a deep and rich history. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) robotically use the same selective science that minimizes the dangers present in pasteurized dairy while highlighting the dangers in raw dairy. The alleged safety threats are routinely cited by opponents of raw milk leading to legislative failures across the country. Conventional dairy    
consumption is at an all time low while demand for raw milk is increasing; it is time we encourage dairy farmers to transition their farms to raw milk production. 

Book Club Update 
We hope you enjoyed reading Letter to a Young Farmer by Gene Logsdon. We created a recap of our favorite passages from Gene's essays.

The next book we are featuring is Sharing the Harvest: A Citizen's Guide to Community Supported Agriculture, 2nd Edition 
by Elizabeth Henderson with Robyn Van En. Authors Henderson and Van En provide insight into making CSAs not only a viable economic model, but the right choice for food lovers and farmers alike.

This year we are bringing you TWO workshops to help you learn about increasing the profitability of your sustainable farm. Joel Salatin will be speaking along with FTCLDF Executive Director Elizabeth Rich and Charlotte Smith of 3 Cow Marketing. Click HERE to join the waiting list and be the first to know when tickets go on sale! 
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Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF), a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, defends the rights and broadens the freedoms of family farms and artisan food producers while protecting consumer access to raw milk and nutrient-dense foods.

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