Daily Archives: February 23, 2010

Dairy Farmers of Ontario declare February 12 “Food Freedom Day”

It seems the DFO were influenced by that old Apple computer advertising slogan “Think Different”. Either that, or they have a singular focus on economics. Here’s a bit of what they say about their concept of Food Freedom in a recent website post on their “corporate news” page:

Board room photo from the Dairy Farmers of Ontario "about us" page.

“On February 12, 2010, the average Canadian had earned enough income to pay his or her individual grocery bill for the entire year, making it Food Freedom Day! Continue reading

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80% favour raw milk sales in Yahoo poll

Yahoo news is asking whether raw milk sales should be prohibited.

Looks like a landslide so far. All you DFO readers better get on the ball if you want to tilt the table.

I think we all know the answer to that question

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Raw milk battle heats up across the U.S.

Excerpts from a recent post on cbcnews.ca:

Kelsey Kozak, 16, pours fresh raw milk through a stainless steel strainer and funnel as her mother Linda Kozak looks at their family farm near Seattle, Wash. (Ted S. Warren/Associated Press)

“Debate about the health attributes and risks of raw milk is spilling into courtrooms across the U.S. as proponents of unpasteurized dairy products push to make them easier for consumers to buy.

Supporters of the raw-milk cause say pasteurization, the process of heating milk to destroy bacteria and extend shelf life, destroys important nutrients and enzymes. Continue reading

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Advocacy group takes FDA to court over ban on interstate raw mik transport

FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, a defendant in the FTCLDF suit against the agency. Photo from the Complete Patient blog.

Here’s an excerpt from the latest dispatch from David E. Gumpert, on his “The Complete Patient” blog:

“When I spoke a couple weeks ago in New Jersey–before groups at Rutgers University, the Weston A. Price Foundation’s Princeton Chapter, and the Northeast Organic Farming Association of NJ–I always started  by asking how many people regularly drink raw milk. Generally, half or more of the people in attendance raised their hands.

My next question was, “Where do you get it?” The answer, with some furtive glances around, was always the same: “Pennsylvania.”

People were looking around because everyone knew what they are doing is illegal, since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration prohibits interstate shipment of raw milk. Continue reading

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