Daily Archives: February 10, 2011

O’Driscoll’s “Milk War” opens FLIKS film festival in Nelson B.C. with tales of raw milk and farmer Michael Schmidt

From The Nelson Daily:

Canada Free Press photo of raw milk renegade Michael Schmidt, via The Nelson Daily

“FLIKS (Film Lovers In the KootneayS) opens the Canadian FLIKS Festival on Friday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. with one of three films in the festival produced by local filmmakers.

Milk War
, a documentary produced by former Nelsonite and theatre personality Declan O’Driscoll,  tells the story of dairy farmer Michael Schmidt whose small farm north of Toronto was raided by 20 armed officers. They weren’t looking for drugs or guns. They were there for the milk — raw milk. Continue reading

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Food choice as a fashion statement

Martha Stewart writes for the Huffington Post, titled “Food is the new Fashion”:


“When New York Fashion Week gets underway on Thursday, those of us with a keen interest in design and style will be watching to see what comes down the runway. From the cuts to the color palettes, the clothing is almost always interesting — and even, at times, surprising. And while I don’t expect to see anyone outfitted in a raw meat bikini a la Lady Gaga on the cover of Vogue Hommes Japan [picture below the “fold”], it would be almost fitting — especially if the meat is organic, grass-fed, antibiotic-free, and humanely raised. Continue reading

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WAPF to challenge USDA diet rules

The USDA Dietary Guidelines for 2010 perpetuate the mistakes of previous guidelines, continuing to promote a diet low in fat and high in processed grain and cereal products, which experts agree has contributed significantly to our current obesity and health crisis.

Furthermore, government policy continues to disregard the success of millions of people who have lost weight and improved their health by increasing dietary fat and eliminating processed carbohydrate foods. The 2010 USDA Dietary Guidelines Committee ignored scientific research that validates low-carb diets for weight loss and improved health. Continue reading


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The Health Battlefields of Europe … And Why They May Come to Canada

Robert Verkerk, PhD, from the current issue of Vitality Magazine:

Introduction by Helke Ferrie

Robert Verkerk, PhD. Photo via Vitality magazine.

“Robert Verkerk is the executive and scientific director of the Alliance for Natural Health International (ANH-Intl) based in the UK. He is an internationally acclaimed expert in agricultural, health, and environmental sustainability with over 30 years’ experience. He successfully challenged Codex issues in international courts.

Here he provides an overview of the ongoing worldwide battle for health freedom. It is essential to understand this global push to protect Big Pharma’s interests, and whom Health Canada really serves (certainly not the public). Dr. Verkerk shows us which strategies seem to work when defending our human right to use non-toxic therapies. Continue reading

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Australian suppliers of raw milk as “bath milk” recently fined $53,000

From Sify.com:


“Australian food authorities are determined to stamp out the sale of raw milk and raw-milk products, claiming it is a highly dangerous and illegal practice.

Though selling unpasteurised milk and cheese for human consumption is illegal, it is still available to buy under names like “bath milk” in certain health-food shops and markets. Continue reading


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