Here are some snapshots from Michael Schmidt’s recent trip to the States:
Wherever the raw milk debate is, there farmer Michael Schmidt will be. While in the United States for the recent IAFP raw milk symposium in Arlington, Michael Schmidt paid a visit to Washington. Unfortunately, president Barack Obama was out at the time, presumably attending to other business, although it’s hard to imagine what could be higher on the nation’s agenda than raw milk.
In spite of the $450 U.S. registration fee and the short notice, five raw milk supporters made the trek to Virginia to take part in the International Association for Food Protection’s very own Raw Milk Symposium. Gee, I wonder where they got the idea of holding a raw milk symposium. I guess they wanted to do something for all those regulators who for some reason couldn’t make it to Toronto at the end of January to attend the international raw milk symposium at U of T at O.I.S.E. Oh well, the more symposiums we can have on raw milk, the better it will be.