The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund believes consumers have the right to buy products directly from farmers, but the government disagrees. The government has instead chosen to build a veritable wall of laws. These laws prohibit the sale of nutrient-dense foods, torment farmers with unannounced inspections and piles of paperwork, and make it harder for farmers to do what they do best: farm. Your support helps FTCLDF attorneys fight to tear down these walls, brick by brick.
For our 2018 campaign, we have set our sights on raw butter and increasing its accessibility to YOU! Raw butter is an incredible source of vitamins, fats, and proteins and, most likely, you are legally unable to buy it. That is why FTCLDF has begun a fight to change this, and we need your help. Your gift will help us fight this fight and many more.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a ban on the transportation of raw dairy products, including our favorite toast accompaniment: raw butter. We believe the ban should be lifted because 1) there is no evidence raw butter is dangerous. The Foodborne Outbreak Online Database, established by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in 1998, notes that there has not been one foodborne illness outbreak attributed to the consumption of commercially produced raw butter and 2) raw butter is a nutrient dense, value added product that can be beneficial to a dairy farmer’s bottom line.
The FTCLDF has filed a petition and intends to hire attorneys to fight for a repeal of the ban. We are seeking help from our food freedom community to help raise the funds ~ won’t you please join us?
We have a goal of raising at least $50,000 by October 5, 2018 and we need your help to toast goodbye to this ban! We have several donation levels with awesome gifts we think you will love. Here are the gifts being offered:
$500: I Love Raw Butter Sticker, Drink Fat Mug, Butter Bell, and ALL of the following books: Butter: A Rich History by Elaine Khosrova, Bacon and Butter: The Ultimate Ketogenic Diet Cookbook by Celby Richoux and The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet by Nina Teicholtz
$200: I Love Raw Butter Sticker, Drink Fat Mug, Butter Bell, and ONE of the following books: Butter: A Rich History by Elaine Khosrova, Bacon and Butter: The Ultimate Ketogenic Diet Cookbook by Celby Richoux OR The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet by Nina Teicholtz
$100: I Love Raw Butter Sticker, Drink Fat Mug, and Butter Bell
$60: I Love Raw Butter Sticker and Drink Fat Mug
$25: I Love Raw Butter Sticker
$24 and under: A virtual high five!
(Note which book you prefer in the comments section during your donation, if no book is noted in the comments section Butter: A Rich History will be sent as thanks to you!)
Give today and help us toast GOODBYE to the butter ban!
Please consider making a donation to the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund to help us continue our mission to defend the rights and broaden the freedoms of family farms and protect consumer access to raw milk and nutrient-dense food.* Alternatively, donations can be made by mailing a donation or calling 703-208-FARM (3276).
*The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund is a 501(c)4 organization. Your donation is not deductible as a charitable contribution because donations are used, in part, for lobbying.
Disclosures: The FTCLDF will firstly use donations, combined with the pledges of other supporters, in the fight to repeal the ban on raw butter. All donations to FTCLDF support the mission in defending the rights of members, advancing food policy and in providing information and outreach to the public.
Our organization counts on your support through memberships and donations.
Our team is committed to keeping nutrient-dense food freely flowing in America. Your donation and support are what makes this possible. Put your money where your mouth is: protect our farmers and our food freedom.
Deadline for donor gifts is October 5, 2018
Donate $500 and receive all three of the below books and the above gifts!
Butter: A Rich History
By Elaine Khosrova
From its humble agrarian origins to its present-day artisanal glory, butter has a fascinating story to tell. With tales about the ancient butter bogs of Ireland, the pleasure dairies of France, and the sacred butter sculptures of Tibet, Khosrova details butter’s role in history, politics, economics, nutrition, and even spirituality and art. Readers will also find the essential collection of core butter recipes, including beurre manié, croissants, pâte brisée, and the only buttercream frosting anyone will ever need, as well as practical how-tos for making various types of butter at home–or shopping for the best.
$17 value paperback
Bacon & Butter: The Ultimate Ketogenic Diet Cookbook
By Celby Richoux
The Ketogenic diet is all the rage these days and the Ketogenic Diet Cookbook will explain the ins and outs of this high fat, low carb diet. The cookbook includes:
– 150 ketogenic recipes complete with nutritional information for each recipe
– clear guidance on what ketosis is and which foods are truly keto-friendly
– knowledgeable guidance from Celby Richoux who has experienced firsthand the results of the ketogenic diet
– ideas for how to stick to the ketogenic diet
$18 value paperback
The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
By Nina Teicholtz
Investigative journalist Nina Teicholz reveals the unthinkable: that everything we thought we knew about dietary fats is wrong. She documents how the past sixty years of low-fat nutrition advice has amounted to a vast uncontrolled experiment on the entire population, with disastrous consequences for our health. For decades, we have been told that the best possible diet involves cutting back on fat, especially saturated fat, and that if we are not getting healthier or thinner it must be because we are not trying hard enough. But what if the low-fat diet is itself the problem? What if those exact foods we’ve been denying ourselves—the creamy cheeses, the sizzling steaks—are themselves the key to reversing the epidemics of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease?
$18 value paperback