Daily Archives: September 30, 2010

Raw milk, Michael Schmidt — “Why we do what we do” — in British Columbia

A brief report and a couple of photos, courtesy of Gordon Watson, of Our Cows cowshare in Chilliwack, B.C. (formerly “Home on the Range”):

Raw milk fed babies with their cowshare mothers in British Columbia

This (above) is a photo which personalizes “why we do what we do” — beautiful milk-fed babies and their happy moms in the Sapperton Hall,  as cowshare members met our new Agister. Continue reading

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Michael Schmidt on the Chilliwack Fraser Health Unit raw milk “drink in”

Michael Schmidt shares the raw milk message with west coast TV viewers at Tuesday's raw milk "drink in" outside Fraser Health offices in Chilliwack British Columbia. Glencolton Farms photos

In an exclusive telephone interview with the Bovine Tuesday night, Michael Schmidt gave his version of the events around the raw milk demonstration / news conference outside the Fraser Health offices in Chilliwack B.C. Continue reading

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Raw milk through the media telephone

When I was in grade school our teacher once played a game with us of “telephone” in which a message was started at one end of the class and passed down to the other end. Of course the final version was quite different from the original. I was reminded of that experience when reading this story in “Top News”, which, while getting the gist of the story does contain glaring errors of fact, such as that raw milk is legal in Canada. But as P.T. Barnum is reported to have said about newspaper stories, “I don’t care what they say about me just as long as they spell my name right”. Here’s an excerpt from that Top News report. And hey, we can be glad some news editor out there recognizes that this story IS “top news”, because awareness can be the first step to change.

A bit of the header graphic from Top News.

Michael Schmidt fights for legality of Chilliwack dairy

Michael Schmidt, who is a farmer in Ontario, is in B. C. to fight a legal battle for Chilliwack dairy that distributes unpasteurized milk to families who own shares in their own cows. Continue reading

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