Give Me Milk or Give Me Death
The Kansas City Star‘s Prime Buzz blog reports on a sensible proposal and the entertaining reasoning behind it:
A couple of press releases regarding proposed milk legislation showed up in the Capitol media mailboxes this morning.
Yep, milk legislation.
They’d be pretty unremarkable, these press releases, but for some of the arguments they contain.
Besides opposing the ban on "hormone-free" labels, the Missouri Independent Consumers and Farmers Association is calling on the legislature to permit the sale and delivery of unpasteurized milk. This seems like a reasonable idea, since you’re allowed to buy raw meat or eggs. It’s not possible to cook everything at the grocery store before people buy it; we trust them to be responsible about preparing their own food. (Of course, the milk should be labeled as to whether it’s pasteurized!)
Now for the silly arguments in favor. You have to go to Prime Buzz and read the whole thing. My favorite is: "Raw milk gives the people a reason to peacably assemble."