The Same Story

Discussing a dairy farming family she met in Nova Scotia, Ellen Gustafson writes:

Along with a cup of hot tea served with their own raw milk, they gave me insight into the issues facing medium-sized farms in Nova Scotia. It was a story that could have been told by diary farmers anywhere in the world; their complaints were that universal. Consolidation makes it difficult to compete on price. They believe in the ethical treatment of animals raised for food. They fear they won’t be able to keep their agrarian lifestyle intact for the next generation. They face frustration that big-box, processed “junk” is sold legally as food, while the sale of their fresh, raw, unpasteurized whole milk is illegal where they live.