Daily Archives: January 17, 2010

Four days to a verdict in the Michael Schmidt raw milk trial — prosecutor wants to proceed immediately with sentencing in case of a guilty verdict

This just in from raw milk farmer Michael Schmidt in Durham, Ontario:

The original document, as received by farmer Michael Schmidt

The text of the letter reads:

“We confirm that the judgement after trial in these matters, and in the related Ministry of Natural Resources prosecutions involving you, will be given on 21 January 2010 at the Newmarket Provincial Offenses Court. Continue reading

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Paleo-diet subculture in New York

If you think the Weston A. Price folk are extreme in their diet, get a load of this excerpt from a recent NY Times story about modern urban “cavemen“:

ANCESTOR ENVY John Durant, Melissa McEwen and Vladimir Averbukh. Photo: Tony Cenicola/The New York Times: at the American Museum of Natural History

“LIKE many New York bachelors, John Durant tries to keep his apartment presentable — just in case he should ever bring home a future Mrs. Durant. He shares the fifth-floor walk-up with three of his buddies, but the place is tidy and he never forgets to water the plants.

The one thing that Mr. Durant worries might spook a female guest is his most recent purchase: a three-foot-tall refrigerated meat locker that sits in a corner of his living room. That is where he keeps his organ meat and deer ribs. Continue reading

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