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Kucinich, not that vegan anymore...

U.S. Presidential Candidate Most in Favor of Raw Milk
 
Presidential candidate Ron Paul introduced to Bill to allow the transport and interstate commerce of RAW MILK to  Congress on November 5, 2007 and Dennis Kucinich co sponsored.
 
California scientist, nutritionist and raw food expert Aajonus Vonderplanitz (author of We Want to Live), St. Louis, Missouri's Jeff Slay and Appleton, Wisconsin's Leslie Jacob spent two months in Washington last summer to talk to representatives about raw milk. 
 
Public support in the form of phone calls and faxes helped the team to secure meetings. They visited 537 offices, saw three legislators, spoke to seventy-six legislative representatives and left behind copies of  "The Report in Favor of Raw Milk" written by Dr.  William Campbell Douglass, Jr. (author of The Milk Book: The Milk of Human Kindness Is Not Pasteurized) and Aajonus Vonderplanitz.
 
Of the seventy-six legislative representatives who listened to a pitch about raw milk, seventy-two of them thought raw milk carried disease.  When the raw milk advocates left the meetings, all but four believed that raw milk is advantageous. In his report about their experience, 
 
Aajonus explained that California's Diane Feinstein was the only legislator who was outright negative.
 
Representative Ron Paul's top assistant, Norman Singleton, agreed to submit a bill to Congress for raw milk. Aajonus wrote the bill, re-wrote it several times and Ron Paul wrote the final version (HR 4077) in mid-October.
 
The bill, that is designed to allow interstate transportation and commerce of raw milk, was introduced to Congress on November 5, 2007.
 
On November 15, 2007, Dennis Kucinich (Ohio ) and Peter Welch (Vermont) joined as cosponsors. Seventy more representatives said that if Aajonus and his team got someone to submit the bill, they would join as cosponsors
 
Here is the "Constitutional Candidate's" speech: 
 
Dr. Ron Paul:
 
Madam Speaker, I rise to introduce legislation that allows the transportation and sale in interstate commerce of unpasteurized milk and milk products, as long as the milk both originates from and is shipped to States that allow the sale of unpasteurized milk and milk products. This legislation removes an unconstitutional restraint on farmers who wish to sell unpasteurized milk and milk products, and people who wish to consume unpasteurized milk and milk products.  


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