June 4, 2012
Following our coverage of Sharon Palmer, owner of Healthy Family Farms, and James Stewart, the “raw milk man” and founder of Rawesome Foods in California, I received a tip from an anonymous source. The tip said that I was defending the wrong parties. The source stated that Sharon Palmer was a fraud who had been knowingly selling chicken contaminated with arsenic and eggs contaminated with mercury; that James Stewart was an accomplice who knowingly resold Sharon’s contaminated chicken through Rawesome; and that all this was proven and documented on a website called “Unhealthy Family Farm” run by a nutritionist with a Ph.D. known as “Aajonus Vonderplanitz.”
When I started asking around, I was also told another side of the story. Aajonus Vonderplanitz was a fake name used by a man who had a fake Ph.D., some people claimed. They said he advocated the consumption of raw, rotten meat and moldy animal organs, and that he was a key informant to Ventura and LA Counties prosecutors who were charging Sharon Palmer and James Stewart with crimes.
Whew! That’s a lot to sort out. Is any of it true?
Here, in our first article revealing some of the evidence we have collected, we explore three questions:
1) Did laboratory tests really show Sharon Palmer’s chickens to be contaminated?
2) Why did Larry Otting not honor his mediation agreement to remove the Unhealthy Family Farms website? (And who is Larry Otting?)
3) Is the Ph.D. (doctorate in nutrition) of Aajonus Vonderplanitz legitimate?
As you’ll see below, some of the answers we uncovered are rather shocking. For the record, I have approached this from a 100% factual basis and have decided only to publish what is documented beyond any reasonable doubt. I have no vendetta against any individual involved in this case and seek only to discover the truth behind the accusations. Also for the record, I have no financial ties with anyone involved in this story, and I have nothing to gain from the publication of this story other than the honor of serving the public interest in a matter that has become one of national importance. I am committed to protecting my many sources for this story and will aggressively defend their anonymity and privacy.
This article was posted: Monday, June 4, 2012 at 3:04 am