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Thursday, April 5, 2018

SPECIAL EDITION: TOAST GOODBYE TO THE BUTTER BAN

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Dear Atlanta,

The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund believes consumers have the right to buy products directly from farmers, but the government disagrees. The government has instead chosen to build a veritable wall of laws. These laws prohibit the sale of nutrient-dense foods, torment farmers with unannounced inspections and piles of paperwork, and make it harder for farmers to do what they do best: farm. Your support helps FTCLDF attorneys fight to tear down these walls, brick by brick.

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. That is why FTCLDF has begun a fight to change this, and we need your help. Your gift will help us fight this fight and many more.

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 because 1) there is no evidence raw butter is dangerous. The Foodborne Outbreak Online Database, established by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in 1998, notes that there has not been one foodborne illness outbreak attributed to the consumption of commercially produced raw butter and 2) raw butter is a nutrient dense, value added product that can be beneficial to a dairy farmer's bottom line.

The FTCLDF has filed a petition and intends to hire attorneys to fight for a repeal of the ban. We are seeking help from our food freedom community to help raise the funds ~ won't you please join us?

We have a goal of raising at least $50,000 by October 5, 2018, and we need your help to toast goodbye to the ban! In appreciation of your generosity we have created several donation levels with awesome gifts we think you will love.

Here are the gifts being offered:

  • $500: I Love Raw Butter Sticker, Drink Fat Mug, Butter Bell and ALL of the following books: Butter: A Rich History by Elaine Khosrova, Bacon and Butter: The Ultimate Ketogenic Diet Cookbook by Celby Richoux and The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet by Nina Teicholtz 
  • $200: I Love Raw Butter Sticker, Drink Fat Mug, Butter Bell and ONE of the following books: Butter: A Rich History by Elaine Khosrova, Bacon and Butter: The Ultimate Ketogenic Diet Cookbook by Celby Richoux OR The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet by Nina Teicholtz
  • $100: I Love Raw Butter Sticker, Drink Fat Mug, and Butter Bell
  • $60: I Love Raw Butter Sticker and Drink Fat Mug
  • $25: I Love Raw Butter Sticker
  • $24 and under: A virtual high five!

(Note which book you prefer in the comments section during donation, if no book is noted in the comments section Butter: A Rich History will be sent as thanks to you!)

Donations must be made by October 5, 2018, in order to receive a gift.

Give today and help us toast goodbye to the raw butter ban! 

Please consider making a donation to the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund to help us continue our mission to defend the rights and broaden the freedoms of family farms and protect consumer access to raw milk and nutrient-dense food.* Alternatively, donations can be made by mailing a donation or calling 703-208-3276.

*The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund is a 501(c)4 organization. Your donation is not deductible as a charitable contribution because donations are used, in part, for lobbying. To make a tax-deductible donation, please visit our sister site, the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund Foundation.

Any donation amount is appreciated and will be used to further our mission.

Disclosures: The FTCLDF will firstly use donations, combined with the pledges of other supporters, in the fight to repeal the ban on raw butter.  All donations to FTCLDF support the mission in defending the rights of members, advancing food policy and in providing information and outreach to the public.

Thank you!

FTCLDF Team
Who We Are/What We Do

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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