David E. Gumpert reports, on his The Complete Patient blog:
“…Canadian dairy farmer Michael Schmidt has gotten a fair amount of attention for his refusal to allow an Alberta dairy farm into his new association of cowshares known as Cow Share Canada.
I caught up with him at the Weston A. Price Foundation conference, and he wasn’t the least bit regretful about his actions, which are at odds with the approach of some American raw milk supporters, who refuse to publicly criticize any raw dairies, even if they operate under questionable conditions. “I got flack from some free thinkers,” Schmidt told me. “They’re asking, ‘Are you the new milk mafia?'” Continue reading →
Media image manipulation is not really news. But this story from a recent post on Gawker Media’s Jezebel.com website is actually kind of fun:
Umm, is someone surprised? Click on image to go to Jezebel.com and watch the video this still is from.
“A side-by-side comparison of fast food as it’s pictured in advertising versus the food you actually purchase is even more of a fail than you’d think. Continue reading →
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Ray Crippen, writing for the Worthington Daily Globe, from a story titled “Everybody needs to drink milk — pasteurized milk:
“WORTHINGTON — Oh yes. In a time gone by — years and years gone by — I drank raw milk many times. I had five uncles who lived on farms. We visited uncles and their families quite regularly for Sundays, for birthdays. Every kid needed to have milk at every meal. That’s what everyone believed.
I loved chore time when the uncles and the cousins headed for the barns to milk the cows. Very often I had a stream of milk squirted in my direction. I can’t remember that I ever caught a stream with my mouth, but I had many glasses of milk which were only minutes from a cow. Continue reading →
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Pictures of Michael and friends at the conference:
The Dixon family with Tim Whiteman at the Weston Price Conference in Philadelphia. The Dixons own Morningland dairy which was ordered to destroy 250 000 .- worth of cheese because of an order by health officials. Never ever some body got sick. Always the same story bureaucrats kill small farmers they do not care. Photo via Michael Schmidt's Facebook page
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