That is Rep.Burke on the right and Wes King of the Illinois Stewardship Alliance in Springfield, who really went to bat for raw milk farmers and consumers when he became aware of the Bill. This represents the first official raw milk tasting in our capital which included several others in addition to the two gentlemen above.
And let me just say this about Representative Burke...I cannot imagine how tough it was for him last week to get ALL those hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of phone calls, emails, letters when he probably just assumed that The Northern Illinois Public Health Consortium had all the facts, which they didn't. I also want to say how much I respect him for listening to those who contacted him, for educating himself further about raw milk and for being brave enough to admit he had been misinformed.
Representative Burke now says he has no intention to move forward with legislation banning raw milk.
Bravo Wes King, Representative Burke and all you Americans who did not stand silent while yet another of your rights was being threatened. !!!!!!