Daily Archives: September 10, 2010

Pasteurized milk recalled in NY state

This just in from North Country Public Radio:

“Pasteurization equipment failed at the Midland Farms plant in Albany on Tuesday.  According to the Associated Press, state regulators say the milk marketed under the brand names Midland Farms, Corrado’s Market, Jersey Dairy Farms and Trade Fair Premium will be recalled.

The milk was distributed to stores in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island.  From the AP: Continue reading

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Milk War documentary TV premiere — food, farming and freedom to choose

It should be noted that while Sept. 26th is the television premiere, the same film will premiere at the Royal Cinema in Toronto a week earlier on September 19th. See our earlier story on that.

TORONTO—On a November morning in 2006, 20 armed officers raided a small farm two hours north of Toronto. They weren’t looking for drugs or guns. They were there for the milk.

Dairy farmer Michael Schmidt found himself facing multiple charges. The offence: selling unpasteurized milk, a practice outlawed in Canada since 1991. Milk War, an original ichannel documentary making its world television premiere this month, tells the story of one man’s battle with government authorities over raw milk—a fight that Schmidt insists is really about the fundamental right “to eat what we want.” Continue reading

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Is it a crime to farm without a license?

Here’s an excerpt of a story by Doreen Hannes on News with Views.com

“Throughout this nation it is becoming commonplace for state and federal governments to raid food buying clubsprivate food co-opsfamily farms and even micro farms. The reason these raids are taking place is that the FDA has determined that we are not smart enough to decide what we want to eat. They are making sure that we have a hard time getting food that is actually good for us and fulfilling their public health mission.

This is the first in a three article series profiling two cases in the state of Missouri to illustrate what will be terrifically commonplace once Senate Bill 510, (The Food Safety Modernization Act-third article) is in place. Continue reading

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B.C. cowshare member tells her story

Home on the Range cowshare member Hella D. is facing the possibility of life without raw milk when Alice Jongerden goes to court in Vancouver next week, Tuesday September 14th. Here’s an excerpt from what she says on her Hella D blog:

“After getting typhoid in Burma/Myanmar in 2006 we lived in the Catskills in New York where we were able to get raw goats milk right from the farm. My digestive system had been so damaged by the typhoid and a wicked New Zealand mold and I really needed the fresh raw milk to help to heal. When we moved to Vancouver, BC I immediately put my name on the wait-list for the only way I can access raw milk in Canada.

I had to wait about a year before I was finally able to become a shareholder of a cow. During that time my digestive health got worse. The antibiotics and pesticides that accumulate in industrial dairy products resulted in me getting severe migraines with cyclical vomiting every ten days or so. Continue reading

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Fluoride Alert — are we slowly poisoning our children? — part II

Once again, we present an excerpt from Augie’s “Journal of Natural Food and Healing” blog, on the very important topic of Fluoride and children:

In Part 1, Dr. Sylvia Onusic provided information on the school fluoride mouth rinse programs along with much data and references on oral hygiene products and other sources of fluoride poisoning. Part 2 covers a dangerous tooth sealant program for schoolchildren as well as some other details that should be brought forth.

Once again we are most pleased to have David Michael as a guest writer on the topic of fluoride overdose. David Michael has spent four decades in the environmental profession in Michael’s experience with hazardous compounds in water, waste and air include monitoring and control and treatment. He has worked for EPA as a regulator and has worked for major oil and tire companies, and many organizations such as Toyota, USPS, USAF as a consultant, publisher and educator. David is a chemical engineer with an environmental specialty and is an advocate for natural food and health freedom.–Augie Continue reading

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