“Raw milk. As in unpasteurized. As in straight from the cow.
It’s what an Edmonton-area couple is fighting for. Judith Johnson and Henry Pudlow are even getting ready to launch a constitutional challenge.
They were before the courts Wednesday on charges of selling unpasteurized milk, something that’s against provincial laws due to health risks. They are trying to convince the court they aren’t actually “selling” the milk. Johnson and Pudlow are copying a model which was successful skirting Ontario laws.
Here’s how it works: farmers are allowed to drink raw milk from their own cows, so they’ve developed something call a “cow share” program. They sell shares in their cows, that way, each shareholder is part owner of the cow and can drink the milk. The money which changes hands is for upkeep of the cows. A way around the rules, perhaps, but is it safe?…”