“Miller addressed other subjects at St. Mary’s during his talk to a Grade 10 civics class.
He said he predicted the acquittal last week of Michael Schmidt, the Durham-area dairy farmer and champion of drinking raw milk. Charges related to allegations he illegally sold unpasteurized milk.
“It goes back to my beliefs in smaller government. Where do you draw the line on how much the government gets involved in our (lives)?” Miller said.
“It’s basically, they don’t want us to think for ourselves.”
Miller said his mother fed him unpasteurized milk as a baby. He suffered from colic but after drinking raw milk he slept the night through. His boys were “raised on it”, he added.
Miller said the “big issue for a lot of people and certainly for me,” is people’s right to make an informed choice.
Regarding agriculture, Miller said food prices must rise to help improve farm profitability in an effort to encourage young people to farm….”