Indiana State Legislators: Legalize the sale of raw milk
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Indiana State Legislators: Legalize the sale of raw milk

    1. Troy Fisher
    2. Petition by

      Troy Fisher

      Fort Wayne, IN

It is my right, as an informed consumer, to be able to choose the foods I eat—a right that should justly extend to all food including raw milk. I understand there are risks associated with consuming raw foods such as unpasteurized milk. I also know it is the belief of many that milk—when safely collected from healthy, naturally raised dairy animals—is most nutritious and promotes health when consumed unpasteurized and for these people the benefits outweigh the risks. For people that don't share this belief, they have plenty of pasteurized options. I only ask that the people of Indiana be afforded a raw choice as well.


At the very minimum, the sale of raw milk should be allowed through direct farm-to-consumer channels such as direct on-farm sales, farm co-ops, and herd-shares. These direct farm-to-consumer channels give the greatest transparency between producer and consumer and would guarantee that consumers are informed and responsible. Further legislation legalizing the sale of raw milk through other means may be considered, but any new laws must not impose overly burdensome regulations that would create financial barriers to small and medium-sized farms.

 

As the duly elected representatives of the people of the State of Indiana, I request that you fulfill your solemn duty by defending and upholding our freedom to make this choice. 

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    1. Reached 1,500 signatures
    2. Decision-maker Richard Young responds:

      Richard Young

      Thank you for writing me about raw milk legislation. I am the author of this legislation. The Republican Chairman of the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee would not give this bill a hearing, thus the bill is dead this y...


    3. Reached 500 signatures

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    • Dan Miller INDIANAPOLIS, IN
      • 4 days ago

      We, as adults, should have the right to choose what we eat.

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    • Jeremy Widbin WINONA LAKE, IN
      • 4 days ago

      Every citizen should have the right to choose for themselves what they and their family can or cannot eat. The state should not dictate this.

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    • Olivia Little LAFAYETTE, IN
      • 4 days ago

      I want to be able to buy raw milk without the huge hassle.

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    • Caroline Vera AURORA, IL
      • 7 days ago

      It is our right to be able to choose what we feel is fit for consumption - without the government legislating our freedom.

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    • Brian Survance GREENWOOD, IN
      • 12 days ago

      Health Benefits

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