Daily Archives: January 22, 2011

Judges and legislators the missing link in raw milk “food rights” recognition?

David E. Gumpert looks at how recent raw milk food rights cases have played out in legislatures and in the courts, on the Complete Patient blog:

“…Now, all that may be infringements on our rights, but until we get judges and legislators and governors agreeing with us, we’re skating on thin ice. And the best way to begin doing that is to accumulate evidence that raw milk is much safer than the “experts” would have the public think.
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For a taste of what could well happen in the U.S. in the event food rights advocates begin winning some court cases, one need only look northward, to Canada. Since Michael Schmidt’s victory in an Ontario court backing his right to make milk available to a private group of cow share owners, not only has the Ontario government appealed to a higher court, but other Canadian provinces are cracking down harder than ever on raw milk providers. Continue reading

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