Daily Archives: April 21, 2011

Michael Schmidt interviewed today about raw milk rights issues on the new Sun TV channel — for broadcast tonight

This just in from Michael Schmidt, who’s been in Toronto today for interviews at the new Sun TV channel, also colloquially referred to as “Fox News North”:

Michael Schmidt (right) with host Ezra Levant in the Sun TV studios in Toronto, Canada.

Michael sez: First week of the controversial Canadian Fox News equivalent channel. Raw milk and fundamental freedom discussed on air with Ezra Levant on the show; Source prime time at 5 pm and 10 pm today.

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“1 in 4 meat packages are tainted with pathogenic bacteria” — Raine Saunders

From Raine Saunders at the Agriculture Society blog:

“Tainted meat is available everywhere…grocery stores, restaurants, schools, hospitals, prisons…you name it. And it’s all over the news this week and last week – NY TimesNPR,Food Safety NewsSauk Valley NewsThe News Tribune,Daily Finance,  Bellingham Herald, and many others. And you know when mainstream news outlets start reporting news items like this, the problem is an epidemic.

This is not a new problem. In 2008, the largest meat recall in history (to that date) was issued, as reported by many different outlets – again, so it’s not like people weren’t made aware of this issue.

Other nationwide meat recalls were issued in 2010 such as the one from Rudolph Foods Company, Inc. in California (205 pounds in January),  Huntington Meat Packing Inc. in California (4.9 million pounds in February),  Zemco Industries in New York (380,000 pounds in August), and there were many, many more. Continue reading

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