Daily Archives: January 4, 2011

“Raw-milk dairy rebrands products as cosmetics to stay in business”

Shannon Moneo, writing in The Globe and Mail:

Cosmetics counter at Our Cows in Chilliwack BC. Photo via Globe and Mail.com

A Chilliwack raw-milk dairy has become a de facto cowsmetics counter as jars brimming with only unpasteurized milk are labelled Cleopatra’s enzymatic body lotion while raw cream alone is christened massage cream.

Ordered to stop distributing raw milk for human consumption because B.C.’s Public Health Act considers the product a health hazard, the 22-cow dairy has rebranded to keep raw milk flowing for its 450 Vancouver-area customers.

Disparaged as a “sneaky” way of skirting laws against the sale of raw milk, it’s the latest development in a national campaign that sets public health concerns against consumers who want pure unpasteurized product Continue reading

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“Bring raw milk industry udderly out in the open” — the Calgary Herald

Rob Breakenridge, writing in the Calgary Herald:

Dairy farmer Michael Schmidt toasts with a mug of his own raw milk following a media scrum following a court case in Ontario on the legality of raw milk. Photo by: Aaron Lynett, Postmedia News

“How strange, that as Ottawa announced last week new, large and graphic tobacco warning labels, proponents of raw milk were still fighting even to get their product on the market. Continue reading

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