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The Weston A Price Foundation is dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet ... [and] "supports a number of movements that contribute to this objective including accurate nutrition instruction, organic and biodynamic farming, pasture-feeding of livestock, community-supported farms, honest and informative labeling, prepared parenting and nurturing therapies. Specific goals include establishment of universal access to clean, certified raw milk and a ban on the use of soy formula for infants."  
What follows is a communication between chapter leaders of the Weston A. Price Foundation in Wisconsin where Emmanuel Miller, an Amish farmer has been charged by the state for refusing to register with Premises ID under NAIS, an act which  is against his deepest religious beliefs.  www.opednews.com/articles/Today-is-the-most-TERRIBLE-by-Linn-Cohen-Cole-081217-815.html   
As you will notice, though it is an informal message between various leaders, the questions asked raise more and more profound issues none of which have yet become known to the American public or entered the intense debate over NAIS to which our disappearing American farmers are desperately opposed.  www.nonais.org   These questions must be answered.  And anything Monsanto is involved in, must be questioned - including, first and foremost, Obama's nomination of Tom Vilsack - a close Monsanto buddy and a strong supporter of NAIS, a Monsanto project - to run the USDA, the agency pushing NAIS.

Hi,

Many of you may know that Wisconsinâs Department of Agriculture, 
Trade & Consumer Protection (DATCP) told dairy farmers who did not 
sign a Premises IDâthat they would not be allowed to sell milk after 
May 1st.

A hearing took place at DATCP's headquarters on 4/25 for two farmers 
who refused to sign.

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After the meeting, DATCP sent a letter to dairy plants (the group who 
have been selected to enforce the new rule/law/policy/regulationâall 
of these words are being used). The letter said that DATCP will NOT 
be revoking milk licenses on May 1st of those who have not yet 
registered. The letter told milk plants to pick up as usual. DATCP 
decided not to tie premises registration to a dairy license.

Unfortunately, over 95% of the dairy farmers in Wisconsin have signed 
the Premises ID form.

DATCP has an aggressive campaign to sign up ALL farms in the stateâ 
as well as non-producers such as Vets and other service providers.

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I was present at the DATCP meeting and recorded it on an MP3 
recorder. I moved the file to a CD-ROM. Martha Reilly and I are 
making copies for our Weston Price chapter and we're happy to provide 
a copy to anyone who would like one.

I did quite a bit of research before the meeting and in the short 
time allowed for public questions (after it was announced that the 
meeting was officially over), I asked several questions that the 
officials would not answer.

The most alarming thing I discovered BEFORE the meeting was 
background information about WLIC board member Mike Bishop (Note: 
SINCE the meeting, I have discovered MORE alarming information that 
is reflected in my list of questions to DATCP âlisted below).

Note: The Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium (WLIC) is a 
non-profit organization that is currently contracted to implement the 
National Animal Identification System (NAIS) for Wisconsinâs 
Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection (DATCP).

Mike Bishop is a former president of Infigen, a company in DeForest, 
WI that clones cows. There's a Mike Bishop quote on the Internet that 
says cloned cow milk is delicious. Infigen is the sister company of 
ABSGlobal that's now part of Genus, the largest genetics company in 
the world. Greenpeace Germany discovered that the large genetics 
companies (including Monsanto) are trying to patent entire animals. 
See (page 25):

www.greenpeace.de/fileadmin/gpd/user_upload/themen/ 
landwirtschaft/greenpeace_livestock_genetics_companies.pdf

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Mike Bishop is also an RFID specialist and his PowerPoint 
presentations are online. The slides do not have any information 
about animal health.

Most of the DATCP meeting time was taken up with speeches from DATCP 
officials, legislators, WLIC board members and other officials such 
as the Wisconsin Vet and an attorney who began his speech by saying 
"I don't know anything about individual animal ID."

The Vet mentioned avian flu. Every farmer in the country should read 
Joseph Mercola's book The Great Bird Flu Hoax. It explains the agenda 
behind the bird flu and how it's being used to put small farmers out 
of business.

There's a DATCP meeting tomorrow (4/3/07) and the public will not be 
allowed to speak. A few representatives have asked for questions.

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