Perth MPP Randy Hillier to introduce private members bill in the Ontario Legislature to legalize direct sales of milk and meat to consumers.
U.S. Senator Ron Paul introduces bill to legalize raw milk sales across state lines. In case you haven’t been following the raw milk news from California, this has been a big issue there as FDA types clamped down on Organic Pastures selling dairy products to clients in other states as pet food. Of course Ron Paul ran a fascinating campaign for the recent Republican nomination and garnered a tremendous amount of genuine grass-roots support, by addressing issues such as the privately-owned Federal Reserve Bank, which no one else would touch.
A comment from Britain on Ron Paul’s proposed bill (above)
The first legally-recognized raw milk cheese in Australia (below)
NEW! -- Legal Australian raw milk cheese
The fight for raw milk rights in Arkansas
Big Brother is watching your milk in Arkansas. Continue reading
Here’s a worthy rant from Brampton blogger Harinder Jadwani, who describes himself as “just a regular guy…”. He has some interesting things to say about how the Michael Schmidt raw milk cases highlights systemic problems in the corporate food industry. Here’s an excerpt from his post from yesterday:
“The prosecution and persecution of Newmarket raw milk vendor Michael Schmidt is symptomatic of long-standing corruption in the gigantic food industry of North America. This should be the argument he makes in his defence, but it is perhaps too big for him to make.
While there are those in the health food industry who are not enthusiastic about milk (raw or not), insisting it is meant for calves (offspring of cows), they are more or less unanimous in declaring that pasteurized milk is useless and may well be harmful.
But that hasn’t stopped our authorities from making ‘an example’ of Schmidt. In the USA the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has moved to pasteurize almonds and peanuts! Simply because a few cases of salmonella occurred, the entire supply of almonds is to be pasteurized – i.e. stripped of its nutritional content – the nutritional equivalent of throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Continue reading