Daily Archives: January 15, 2010

Citizens state their case for legal raw milk in Jefferson City, Missouri

This story is excerpted from the Springfield Missouri NewsLeader.com:

Armand Bechard (right) of Conway challenges members of the State Milk Board to compare the results of pasteurized milk and raw milk after sitting out for one week during Tuesday's meeting. (Charles Ludeke / for the News-Leader)

“Jefferson City — The movement to consume raw milk instead of pasteurized dairy products is as much about personal freedom as the supposed health benefits.

That was the message raw milk advocates gave the Missouri State Milk Board during a meeting Tuesday in the capital city.

“There is a risk, admittedly. But there’s a risk in walking the street or flying in an airplane,” said Bill McBrayer, 80, of Wheatland. “I believe we should have the right to personally decide if we wish to take that risk.” Continue reading

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Countdown — six days to a verdict in the Michael Schmidt raw milk case

York Regional Police have written to Michael Schmidt to ask him to pass on the following directives to his friends and supporters who are planning to come out for the January 21st court date — that’s when a verdict will be announced in Michael Schmidt’s raw milk case that was heard in January of 2009:

Michael Schmidt serves himself a tall bottle of fresh raw milk from an automat raw milk dispenser at the Slow Foods festival in Italy in 2008. Raw milk is legal throughtout most, if not all, of Europe.

From York Regional Police:

“To all supporters of Mr Schmidt and the RAW Milk movement,

If you are going to be attending the Tannery Court in Newmarket on Jan 21, 2010 to show your support for this movement and Mr Schmidt, we ask for your co-operation in a few matters. Continue reading

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