Daily Archives: February 15, 2010

What Ontario’s appeal of the Michael Schmidt case could mean for cow-share members over in British Columbia

This just in from Gordon Watson in Vancouver:

Home on the Range cowshare member Linda milks her own cow! Photo from Gordon Watson's Bovinity website

“Two weeks ago the Fraser Health Authority brought on a Petition in the Supreme Court of BC for an Order to have our private dairy shut down. We prevailed in that round. Had Madame Justice Gropper believed that the milk produced by our cows was an imminent threat to the health of the public, she certainly would have issued an injunction at the end of the hearing. But she didn’t.

No doubt the single biggest factor which influenced her was the Reasons for Judgment in the case of Regina versus Michael Schmidt, in which he’d been acquitted on charges of selling raw milk, contrary to the laws of Ontario. Early in the going on the day of our hearing, I handed up to the judge those Reasons. I’m sure the presence of Michael Schmidt, sitting in Court with us, had an impact on her, too. Continue reading


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Elizabeth embarks on a raw milk diet cure experiment — will she last?

This is an excerpt from Elizabeth Walling’s “The Nourished Life” blog:

“One of my favorite discoveries on my real food journey is raw milk. Last year, I was absolutely tickled to learn what a nourishing food milk could be under the right circumstances. You know when you read a piece of information and it just, you know… clicks? Well, reading about raw milk was a real “click” moment for me. I don’t know why. It just made pure and utter (udder?) sense to me that raw milk could really do a body good. Continue reading

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