Daily Archives: November 13, 2009

Farmer Joel Salatin drinks raw milk bought on the underground market

Here’s farmer Joel Salatin (featured in Food Inc) from the foreward to David E. Gumpert’s new book “Raw Milk Revolution“. We found this on the Family Farm Defenders website.

Joel Salatin from the movie "Food Inc." Photo from Participant Media

I drink raw milk (sold illegally on the underground market)

By: Joel Salatin

Foreword to David Gumpert’s new book, The Raw Milk Revolution: Behind America’s Emerging Battle Over Food Rights.

I drink raw milk, sold illegally on the underground black market. I grew up on raw milk from our own Guernsey cows that our family hand-milked twice a day. We made yogurt, ice cream, butter, and cottage cheese. All through high school in the early 1970s, I sold our homemade yogurt, butter, buttermilk, and cottage cheese at the Curb Market on Saturday mornings. This was a precursor to today’s farmer’s markets. Continue reading

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Ohio student didn’t want vaccination, restrained by police to get H1N1 shot

Excerpted from a story by Shelley Hanson, from The intelligencer:

This picture is of another boy (not the one in Ohio) who left hospital in a wheelchair nearly a week after developing severe headaches, muscle spasms and weakness in his legs following a swine flu shot. CDC says there was no clear link. I guess that means the boy in Ohio really had nothing to be afraid of, right? Photo by Brendan Smialowski for msnbc.com See excerpt of story at bottom of this post.

“WHEELING – It took the strength of two sheriff’s deputies to keep a middle schooler still enough to receive a shot of the swine flu, or H1N1, vaccine at a recent clinic.

During a regular Wheeling-Ohio County Health Board meeting Tuesday, health department Administrator Howard Gamble told board members about the student’s attempt to flee Wheeling Middle School during a vaccination clinic held there last Friday. Continue reading

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Reminder for Ontario raw milk supporters to sign online petition to legalize raw milk distribution in Ontario

James McLaren has created an online raw milk petition at  http://www.petitiononline.com/rawmilk2/petition.html He says:

Harvest tableau at Glencolton Farms Fall Fest. Andrea Lemieux photo

Please distribute this widely but please note that it is only for Ontario residents to sign, since we are working with a lawyer to ensure that if the petition is ignored by the Ontario authorities, legal proceedings can be started to compel them to perform their statutory duty. Thank you, James. Continue reading

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