Special events began yesterday at about 3 pm with a farm tour for Cow Share Canada members. This was followed by an open house St. John’s day (midsummer) festival with a potluck supper, entertainment, and a massive St. John’s day fire. See pictures below (pictures courtesy of Glencolton Farms).
Monthly Archives: June 2010
Cowshare member Gary Wilson provides some useful scientific perspective on Michael Schmidt’s recent “Tale of Two Calves” experiment:
Michael Schmidt’s Tale of Two Calves and Pottenger’s Cats
In his report of the results of feeding one calf raw milk and one calf pasteurized milk, Michael mentions a study done by Francis M. Pottenger, Jr., M.D. The results of this study are published by the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation in a book called “Pottenger’s Cats, A Study In Nutrtion”,
From the introduction of this book, “Between the years of 1932 and 1942, Dr. Francis Marion Pottenger, Jr., conducted a feeding experiment to determine the effects of heat-processed food on cats.” This study was conducted on 900 cats of which 600 had complete, recorded health histories. Experimental cats received a diet of two thirds cooked food with one third raw food, along with cod liver oil. Control cats were fed a similar diet of all raw food, along with cod liver oil. Continue reading
At 9:30 yesterday morning, cowshare members, friends and legal counsel were down in the basement of the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket with raw milk farmer Michael Schmidt, attempting to find out in which courtroom the case was to be heard. Continue reading
Ontario’s raw milk cow-share farmer Michael Schmidt interviewed about the province’s appeal tomorrow June 24th
In anticipation of tomorrow’s start of the appeal process by the Ontario government of Justice Kowarsky’s verdict on Michael Schmidt’s raw milk cowshare, here is a self-interview with raw milk farmer Michael Schmidt:
MS: Michael you will return again after 6 months to the courthouse to deal with the appeal by the Province and your local health unit, how do you feel about that?? Continue reading
Here’s the latest from Ontario raw milk farmer Michael Schmidt:
This original operetta adaptation from the Gilbert and Sullivan version will be performed four times, Friday July 30th at 8pm, Saturday July 31 at 2pm and 8 pm, and Sunday August 1 at 2 pm, according to the information currently available. For details of the full Symphony in the Barn programme, see the website at www.symphonyinthebarn.com
“….More raw emotions over raw milk as the Christian County Health Department Board of Trustees votes to ban the distribution of the product at the county’s farmer’s markets.
Those who sell it say it isn’t right,and they are finding ways to circumvent the system- they claim- on behalf of their customers.
“The farmer’s market is one of our biggest outlets.”
Still is, even though technically, it’s not supposed to be. Continue reading
Thanks to Joanne for bringing this story to our attention. Here’s an excerpt from a recent report from Minnesota Public Radio news:
“Worthington, Minn. — The state’s raw milk investigation apparently has expanded beyond the farm linked to an E. coli outbreak that sickened eight people. Continue reading
The latest breaking story from raw milk down under, excerpted from the couriermail.com.au website:
“IT’S a story of undercover agents and an illegal substance, set in the heart of Queensland’s best-known hippie community.
The Maple Street Food Co-op in Maleny on the Sunshine Coast has become an alternative lifestylers’ icon over the past three decades. But now the store has been busted – for allegedly promoting the sale of raw, or unpasteurised, milk for drinking which has been illegal in Australia since the 1980s. Continue reading