• House members ignore party lines, defeat raw milk measure

    6 monthes ago - By Food Safety

    A representative from Kentucky said it was about consumers' food choices. A coalition of food safety groups said it was a threat to public health - particularly children. The U.S. House just said no.
    With a vote of 331-79, legislators from both sides of the aisle joined to crush an amendment to the farm bill that would have allowed the interstate sale of unpasteurized raw milk. The bill's sponsor, Rep. Thomas Massie, R-KY, said his proposed legislation would protect farmers from “federal interference” while respecting state laws.
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