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Feds sting Amish farmer selling raw milk locally

Cite interstate commerce violation.

From The "You've got to be shitting me" department.

A yearlong sting operation, including aliases, a 5 a.m. surprise inspection and surreptitious purchases from an Amish farm in Pennsylvania, culminated in the federal government announcing this week that it has gone to court to stop Rainbow Acres Farm from selling its contraband to willing customers in the Washington area.

The product in question: unpasteurized milk.

It’s a battle that’s been going on behind the scenes for years, with natural foods advocates arguing that raw milk, as it’s also known, is healthier than the pasteurized product, while the Food and Drug Administration says raw milk can carry harmful bacteria such as salmonella, E. coli and listeria.

So did Madonna, but did the feds arrest her? No!

“It is the FDA’s position that raw milk should never be consumed,” said Ta

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Added: Apr-30-2011 
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