Daily Archives: February 11, 2011

Guelph protestors slag GMO “enviropig”

From Rob O’Flanagan writing for the Guelph Mercury:

Protesters squeal on plans to release GMO swine. Photo: Rob O'Flanagan/Guelph Mercury

“GUELPH — Pig-nosed protesters vilified a genetically modified swine Wednesday in the heart of the University of Guelph, birthplace and home of the Enviropig.

About 75 people, many wearing plastic snouts, warned against introducing the laboratory-developed porker into the human food chain. Protesters shouted slogans such as “Say no to GMO” (or genetically modified organisms) and waved signs of protest. One read: Public Funding, Private Pig. Continue reading

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“Super-bug” chicken with antibiotic-resistant bacteria could be even more dangerous than raw milk “cooties”

From CBC News:

“Chicken bought at major supermarkets across Canada is frequently contaminated with superbugs — bacteria that many antibiotics cannot kill — an investigation by CBC TV’s Marketplace has found.

Marketplace researchers — along with their colleagues at Radio-Canada’s food show L’Epicerie — bought 100 samples of chicken from major grocery chains in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal.

The chicken included some of the most familiar label names in the poultry business. Continue reading


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Crown appeal of Michael Schmidt raw milk acquittal postponed til April 11th

From the Owen Sound Sun Times:

“The government’s appeal of Michael Schmidt’s acquittal on charges of illegally selling raw milk has been delayed for two months.

The appeal, before a provincial court judge, was supposed to start in a Newmarket court on Feb. 8 however the Crown has asked for more time to examine new motions that Schmidt filed recently in support of his constitutional arguments not heard in the original trial. Continue reading

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