Reuters dubbed raw milk the top health news story of 2008. And this winter Toronto Life called it the news story that just won’t go away. We’ve just had a first-ever raw milk symposium right here in Toronto, followed by a very amusing copycat raw milk symposium put on by regulators down there in the States.
The flood of raw milk related news on the internets shows no signs of letting up as more regulators vie to regulate it and more health-and-freedom-seeking individuals work to liberate it for freer public access. As the market for conventional dairy is collapsing across the States, open minded farmers are waking up to the business opportunity that raw milk represents.
On the local scene, spies have been spotted in recent weeks on the blue bus. What does this portend? Is another public health worker suffering from terminal illness and looking into forbidden therapeutic alternatives. Meanwhile, court judgements on the 20 charges related to Michael Schmidt’s alleged operation of an unlicensed milk plant await final submissions and a verdict.
A new book has just been published on the whole A1 – A2 milk issue (not raw milk related) which has been pretty much under the radar here in North America as yet, but is certainly worthy of public interest. Stay tuned for more on that.