This story was published in the Globe and Mail January 20th, the day before the “not guilty” verdict was handed down in Newmarket. We don’t get much news about the raw milk scene in Britain and this story provides some valuable background as to why they still have raw milk legally available there in spite of corporate pressure to pasteurize everything:
“Congratulations to Michael Schmidt – the Ontario farmer who’s due in a Newmarket court today for the verdict on charges he violated the provincial Milk Act by selling unpasteurized milk – for standing up to the anti-raw-milk lobbyists.
I am very aware of what he and his supporters are up against, having founded the Association for Unpasteurised Milk Producers and Consumers in the United Kingdom back in 1989 to prevent the British government’s proposed ban of unpasteurized milk – and again in 1997. We won our battle on both occasions, maybe because of the “and Consumers” factor and much press support. Continue reading