The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit earlier this year challenging the constitutionality of federal regulations banning interstate commerce in raw milk.
The FDA’s response to the lawsuit included these statements:
–“There is no absolute right to consume or feed children any particular food.”
–“Plaintiffs’ assertion of a ‘fundamental right to their own bodily and physical health, which includes what foods they do and do not choose to consume for themselves and their families’ is similarly unavailing because plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to obtain any food they wish.”
So let’s see. There is a fundamental right to have an abortion, for example, but no fundamental right to be able to drink unpasteurized milk.
And think for a moment of all the government-subsidized health-destroying food products that fill fast food joints and supermarket shelves.
But natural raw milk? Illegal.
I am reminded of something Augustine wrote. “An unjust law is no law at all.”