Rawesome Foods Raided by the LA Sheriff’s Office, FDA, CDC, Dept of Agriculture

Yesterday evening I posted the article below while still rather upset at the news of the raid on Rawesome Food’s facitility. I have since learned that they were operating without a license and had been doing so since opening in 2007. From YoVenice website  :

Rawesome, a health market in Venice, failed to obtain a business permit or license since its opening more than six years ago. Stewart faces thirteen counts.

The arrests are the result of a year-long sting in which an undercover agent received goat milk, stored in a cooler in the back of Healthy Family Farms van, in the parking lot of a grocery store. While it’s legal to manufacture and sell unpasteurized dairy products in California, licenses and permits are required. Rawesome may have also violated regulations by selling raw dairy products to non-members.

The idea of restricting our choices as to what food we can buy, is ridiculous, but my reaction was obviously a little too strong in this case. However I will still leave the article below as was written. Because of how the authorities went about with this action still shows that their primary goal is to control and limit access to raw dairy.


Today’s article will be different since an event occurred yesterday that needs to be reported on. People need to know that the government is using police state tactics to attack producers and purveyors of wholesome foods like raw milk, cream and butter. The government is making it abundantly clear that we are no longer allowed to make decisions regarding the food we eat.You see they think (actually they KNOW) we are too stupid to realize that raw milk is a toxic poison food that will kill you before you even take a sip. Because of our stupidity we need to be protected. And if you believe that then you probably believe that it’s okay to be eating dead (pasteurized) milk from cows fed GMO corn (even if cows were never meant to eat corn and get sick doing so). And if they had their way, that’s what we’d all be eating.

Below Mike Adams of Naturalnews.com is being interviewed by Alex Jones on his program

Authorities raided Rawesome Foods, a private buying club for selling….raw milk. This was like a drug raid. The products were stripped from the shelves and dumped down the drain. They lost $10,000 of product.From 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).

This story is now being followed and widely reported on InfoWars (www.InfoWars.com) and the Drudge Report (www.DrudgeReport.com). See updates below…

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.

Law enforcement then proceeded to destroy the inventory of the story by pouring the milk down the drain and / or confiscating raw cheese and fresh produce for destruction. Video now posted at NaturalNews.TV: http://www.naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=A…

Note to NaturalNews readers: We believe 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!)

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:

Story on InfoWars.com:

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/033220_Rawesome_Foods_armed_raids.html#ixzz1U25yqwRx
The right to chose has been stolen away. This has been going on for a long time. I’ve been hearing of such raids for years, but we’ve been too silent. There should be an uproar about this raid and any other raid on the purveyors of raw dairy. Call your representatives. Tell them they’ve gone to far. It’s time to stop this insanity.

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2 Responses to Rawesome Foods Raided by the LA Sheriff’s Office, FDA, CDC, Dept of Agriculture

  1. Paleo Diet Breakfast August 17, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Thank you, I have just been looking for info approximately this subject for a while and yours is the best I’ve discovered so far. But, what in regards to the bottom line? Are you certain about the source?

    • Lila Solnick August 17, 2011 at 4:02 pm

      The original source is http://www.naturalnews.com. Mike Adams, the Health Ranger is usually a very reliable source, so I had no problem linking to his site.