There once was a time when people didn’t need the government to tell them what they could eat
The FDA wants to stop Pennsylvania farmers from selling unpasteurized milk. The buyers know what they are buying, know the difference and want it. The federal government doesn’t work half as hard to stop the drugs the invading illegal aliens are allowed to bring across the Mexican border on their daily trips. Are the drugs less harmful? Has one thousandth of the people buying the milk come down sick as the number of people who took drugs that were brought in from Mexico?
In November 1929 I was sent to the Masonic Home in Richmond, Va. at the age of 8 because my father had died. There were about 275 kids there at the time. When I left in June 1938 to live with my mother and stepfather in Brooklyn, New York there were about 175 kids at the home. Through the seventh grade we had Home School. Our teachers, ma- trons and entire staff lived there and ate with us in our dining room. We had our own farm and a couple of our farmers had grown up there, had been sent to the college of their choice and had returned with a degree in agriculture to work the farm. We kept about 25 cows there.
I learned the four R’s there, the fourth being Responsibility. In my mid-teens I was assigned to a cow to milk twice a day every day of the year. We did not pasteurize our milk. Occasionally, I poured some warm milk from my bucket into a lid from a five-gallon milk can and drank it. Only a calf would have had it rawer. All the years that we drank raw milk no one ever became sick from it. When we needed the veterinarian, he made a barn call just as our doctor would make a house call. J. Thomas McCrary Cottageville, South Carolina