Daily Archives: November 15, 2010

Michael Schmidt lectures on raw milk at Rutgers University in New Jersey, U.S

This just in from raw milk man Michael Schmidt:

Ontario raw milk farmer Michael Schmidt at one of his Queen's Park news conferences in Toronto.

“Organic Crop Production 221: Special Guest Lecture Michael Schmidt.

Michael Schmidt has been a biodynamic farmer for 33 years and hold’s a master’s degree in agriculture.  Born in Germany, he came to Canada in 1983 and has been instrumental in massive changes towards the awareness of the cultural importance of agriculture.  He is leading the movement to legalize raw milk in Canada.  He just won his 16 year long battle against the Ontario Government with a landmark ruling which legalized cow sharing.  As a result of the ruling, he is now helping and defending troubled cow share operations across Canada to receive legal status as in Ontario. Continue reading

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Calgary reader on raw milk priority

From the Calgary Herald Letters to the Editor:

“Re: “Raw milk crusader pans Alberta crackdown,” Nov. 9.

I find it interesting that the Herald would give front-page coverage to George Bush promoting his new book, but would relegate the courageous struggle of Michael Schmidt to page four.

Schmidt is fighting so Canadians have the freedom to choose the food they consume. As long as farmers pass food safety inspections, why can we not decide for ourselves where we buy our milk? Raw milk has many health benefits that industrialized milk does not have….” Continue reading


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Australian slow fooders look to Italy and its automats for raw milk inspiration

From a story in the Australian publication “Stock and Land”:

“IN AUSTRALIA, raw unpasteurised milk is regarded by regulatory authorities as a dangerous substance that can’t be permitted into the food chain.

In Italy, and across much of Europe, the authorities are cautiously allowing liquid raw milk to make a reappearance (although it has long been allowed in cheese, a use also banned in Australia).

However, in the Italian case it took a good slice of innovation to ease the return of liquid raw milk.

Take the case of the Cozoserno Cozolat, an increasingly familiar machine in urban Italy, one of which was stationed outside the Slow Food Salone del Gusto. Continue reading

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