Daily Archives: October 12, 2010

“The Politics of Food” — WAPF Wise Traditions 2010 conference Nov. 12-15

One of many magic moments from last year's Wise Traditions conference. That's WAPF president Sally Fallon in the middle.

October 12, 2010-WASHINGTON, D.C.— The intense debate generated by proposed food safety legislation, ongoing government opposition to raw milk, and raids by agents with guns drawn on private food clubs in California and Ohio, has vaulted the subject of food politics into the eye of consumers and policy makers. Should small farms be regulated? Are the USDA dietary guidelines improving health or causing disease? Do citizens have a right to the foods of their choice? Continue reading

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Michael Schmidt on “Saving the PC party or saving the political process”

Michael Schmidt’s latest musings on the political process, in the aftermath of a PC candidate-selection process that many see as disastrous for the party integrity and morale:

Political passion -- more alive in Eastern Europe than in Canada? Picture is from the Ukraine.

“…I had interesting discussions with some outraged and frustrated PC members in regards to the current PC credibility crisis in Bruce Grey Owen Sound after the nomination. Continue reading

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Collateral carnage from Rawsome raid continues at Morningland Dairy

Doreen Hannes, writing on Kimberly Hartke’s blog:

Contentious cheese -- pic via Deal Seeking Mom.com

Morningland Dairy is the latest attempt by the FDA to fulfill the Healthy People 2020 objective to kill raw dairy. Morningland is owned by Joseph and Denise Dixon, who operate the cheese plant and make raw cheese from cows kept right on the property and managed by one of their eldest daughters.

They have 12 children, 4 who still live at home, and they have been actively engaged in real food for decades.  They were caught up in the Rawesome Raid dragnet and many believe the questionable California Dept of Food and Agriculture tests on their cheese are the legal justification for the multi-agency guns drawn raid at Rawesome. Continue reading

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