Bird Flu Warning in Raw Milk | Bringing Back Oak Park’s Library | Terra Madre Americas Food Festival

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Bottles of raw milk are displayed for sale at a store in Temecula, Calif., on Wednesday, May 8, 2024.

AP Photo/JoNel Aleccia

Yolo and Solano counties issue a health advisory about bird flu present in raw milk and raw dairy products. Also, the push to bring back Oak Park’s public library. Finally, the Terra Madre Americas inaugural food festival is in Sacramento.

Bird Flu Warning in Raw Milk 

The Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1) has been spreading across the United States since 2021 – jumping from wild birds to domestic poultry, and now to dairy cattle and humans as well. Health officials in Solano and Yolo counties recently issued a health advisory, cautioning residents to avoid consuming raw milk and raw dairy products, due to the detection of H5N1 in these goods. Dr. Dean Blumberg, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at UC Davis Health, and Solano County Public Health Officer Dr. Bela Matyas, shed more light on this virus and the reasoning behind the advisory.

Bringing Back Oak Park’s Library

There is a push to bring back a public library in Sacramento’s Oak Park neighborhood. The effort comes from the community grassroots movement Friends of the Oak Park Library and has the support of its councilmember, current Sacramento Vice Mayor Caity Maple, who is now working to find the funding to reestablish the public library. Michael Benjamin II is a longtime Oak Park resident and District Director for Vice Mayor Maple. He joins Insight with the history of the Oak Park public library, which closed decades ago.

Terra Madre Americas Food Festival

If you want good food, wine and coffee this weekend – in the spirit of health and the environment – an international food festival based in Italy is breaking ground in the U.S. for the first time – and Sacramento was selected as the inaugural host. The Terra Madre Salone del Gusto welcomes upwards of 350,000 people to Turin, Italy. Mike Testa is the President & CEO of Visit Sacramento and Darrell Corti is the owner of Corti Bros market. They join us about the Terra Madre Americas festival, a three-day event May 17-19 at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium that is free to the public, and connected to the Slow Food movement.

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