Talking ’bout “food freedom” — and that doesn’t mean how many days of the year you will have to work to pay off your supermarket grocery bills for the year

A letter to the Brantford Expositor:

“One of the first things I did when I moved out to my Princeton area farm was to buy a family cow so my wife and I and our five young children could benefit from the health-giving properties of real natural milk in its raw or untreated state.

And so it is with anger and regret that I learned of the province’s recent decision to appeal the not-guilty verdict delivered last month in the case of raw milk producer, Michael Schmidt, a Durham region dairy farmer.

Many people feel that raw milk is healthier because the active enzymes in it have not been neutralized by pasteurization. And, in countries around the world, including Mr. Schmidt’s native Germany, unpasteurized milk is readily available in stores.

Besides, a government that allows pop machines in schools has forfeited its credibility to make judgments on nutrition.

I believe food freedom is a basic human right and that people should be allowed to eat and drink what they please.

Former prime minister Pierre Trudeau once said that the state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation.

And, by the same token, I would add that the government should keep its nose out of our kitchens.”

Werner Broschinski R1 Princeton

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