Daily Archives: January 23, 2010

Congratulations to Michael Schmidt from Sir Julian Rose in England

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:

Michael Schmidt mobbed by reporters and cameramen as he emerges from Newmarket court Thursday with a "not guilty" verdict on 19 charges stemming from a 2006 raid on his raw milk farm in Durham.

“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

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LIKE TOTALLY — Raw milk crusader Michael Schmidt to speak at Toronto’s Total Health show March 12, 13, & 14

Raw mik farmer Michael Schmidt will be one of more than 60 speakers at this spring’s Total Health show in Toronto this coming March.

Cropped and "reworked" version of the poster. There will be at least 57 other speakers not listed here.

Here’s what they say about Michael in the programme:

“Michael Schmidt has a master’s degree in agriculture and has been a biodynamic farmer for over 33 years. Born in Germany, he came to Canada in 1983 and has been instrumental in massive changes towards the awareness of the cultural importance of agriculture. Continue reading

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