August 3rd, 2011
By: Mike Adams
This is a NaturalNews exclusive breaking new report. Please credit NaturalNews.com. A multi-agency SWAT-style armed raid was conducted this morning by helmet-wearing, gun-carrying enforcement agents from the LA County Sheriff’s Office, the FDA, the Dept. of Agriculture and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control).
Rawesome Foods, a private buying club offering wholesome, natural raw milk and raw cheese products (among other wholesome foods) is founded by James Stewart, a pioneer in bringing wholesome raw foods directly to consumers through a buying club. James was followed from his private residence by law enforcement, and when he entered his store, the raid was launched.
Law enforcement demanded that all customers (members) of the store vacate the premises, then they demanded to know how much cash James had at the store. When James explained the amount of cash he had at the store — which is used to purchase product for selling there — agents demanded to know why he had such an amount of cash and where it came from.
James was handcuffed, was NEVER read his rights and was stuffed into an UNMARKED car. While agents said they would leave behind a warrant, no one has yet had any opportunity to even see if such a warrant exists or if it is a complete warrant.
Note to NaturalNews readers: This was an ILLEGAL raid being conducted mob-style by government thugs who respect no law and no rights. This is an all-out war by the government against people who try to promote healthy raw and living foods.
James is now being held at the Pacific division police department at Centinela and Culver in Los Angeles. He is being held at $123,000 bail with no possibility of using bail bonds. Law enforcement has demanded that if he comes up with the money to cover bail, he must disclose to them all the sources of that money. (This is an illegal demand!)
Law enforcement is now destroying all the Rawesome Foods inventory by pouring the raw milk down the drain and collecting the raw cheese for destruction.
Massive public protests are needed to teach these criminal law enforcement agencies that they cannot illegally arrest and persecute individuals merely for buying and selling raw milk and cheese. We are organizing a public protest day in cooperation with James. Please watch NaturalNews for an announcement of that. Story is developing…
Right now, James needs help raising money with his legal defense needs. Our non-profit Consumer Wellness Center is currently serving as the collection point for donations. You may donate right now at www.ConsumerWellness.org (100% of the donations go directly to James’ legal defense needs, the Consumer Wellness Center keeps nothing).
See this video of James Stewart talking about his farm: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foKg-oShJP0
Here’s background on Healthy Family Farms which was also targeted in the raid:
Healthy Family Farms in Santa Paula, California:
“Healthy Family Farms is a sustainable, pasture-based farming operation. We raise all our livestock on pasture. We raise all of our animals from birth. We do not feed any of our animals soy, choosing instead to feed animals as they are designed to be fed. This results in healthy, sturdy animals needing no hormones, antibiotics, or other artificial “enhancements.” We harvest our animals humanely by hand before they are delivered to the farmers markets. We never freeze our products. In addition to farmer’s markets sales, we have an active CSA, which offers discounts to our valued members.”
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Today, Kevin explains why he and Prince Charles have been labeled as “snake oil salesmen.” Plus, Thomas James of HempUSA.org stops by to discuss the amazing health benefits from eating hemp protein, seeds, and other products. Call 908.691.2608 for more information on his products.
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August 3rd, 2011
By: Ian Sample
Britain’s leading alternative medicine researcher has reignited a public row with Clarence House by branding the Prince of Wales a “snake oil salesman”.
Professor Edzard Ernst criticised the heir to the throne for lending his support to homeopathic remedies and for promoting the Duchy Herbals detox tincture.
In a briefing with reporters at the Science Media Centre in London, Ernst warned that “snake oil salesmen are ubiquitous and dangerous”, and named the prince as “one of the most outspoken proponents of homeopathy”.
He later told the Guardian: “There are no official criteria for a snake oil salesman, but if they existed, I think Charles would fulfil them.”
Ernst, who was Britain’s first professor of complementary medicine, agreed recently to retire early from Exeter University, where he presided for 18 years over a unit that subjects alternative medicines to thorough scientific scrutiny.
Many of Ernst’s studies have been damning for complementary medicines, with some proving no more effective than sugar pills. Other treatments, such as chiropractic spine manipulation, were potentially dangerous, he has said.
In a briefing that coincided with his stepping down, Ernst blamed earlier confrontations with Clarence House for the threatened closure of his department and his early exit as head of the unit.
The most serious clash came in 2005 when Ernst attacked a report commissioned by the prince into the economics of complementary medicine. Ernst was due to help prepare the report, but asked for his name to be removed after questioning its validity.
The report, led by Christopher Smallwood, a former economics adviser to Barclays Bank, claimed the UK could save billions by offering spinal manipulation such as chiropractic in place of mainstream treatments, and make further savings by prescribing homeopathy instead of standard drugs. Ernst described the report as “outrageous and deeply flawed” days before it was published.
The comments prompted a complaint from Sir Michael Peat, chairman of the Prince’s now defunct Foundation for Integrated Health, to the vice-chancellor of Exeter University. The university responded with a 13-month investigation, which cleared Ernst of any wrongdoing, though he was later told that his unit would close in 2010.
While Ernst will still take early retirement, the department will remain open under plans drawn up by Professor Steve Thornton, who took over as Dean at Exeter in May. The university plans to advertise for a replacement for Ernst next week.
“The whole thing would backfire in my view tremendously if we found a promoter of alternative medicine and not a good scientist,” Ernst said, adding: “It looked as though I had to go and that was the price for the unit to continue.”
Clarence House said it would not respond to Ernst’s latest comments, and added that the prince was unaware of Sir Michael’s complaint in 2005.
A spokeswoman for Waitrose, which has exclusive rights to sell the Prince’s Duchy products, said only that the Duchy Herbals range “complies to all the regulatory standards”.