Daily Archives: July 21, 2011

Decision on the Province’s appeal of Michael Schmidt raw milk acquittal has now been postponed til September 16th

From Don Crosby at the Owen Sound Sun Times:

“Raw milk crusader Michael Schmidt will have to wait a couple of more months to find out whether a judge will overturn his acquittal on 19 charges related to selling and distributing raw milk.

In January 2010 Justice of the Peace Paul Kowarsky ruled in Newmarket that Schmidt’s cow-share program for raw milk consumers did not violate provincial regulations meant to protect public health.

Kowarsky found that under Schmidt’s program, consumers became “part owners” of his dairy cows, so the system complied with the province’s Health Protection and Promotion Act. Continue reading

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Irish speak out against raw milk ban

From John McKenna, in the Irish Times.com:

“The proposal to ban unpasteurised cow’s milk is due to a lack of understanding of its myriad benefits

IN IRELAND, we produce the best milk in the world, along with the best farmhouse cheeses and, of course, the best beef.

And our bureaucratic scientists want to stop us enjoying that good milk, the mother’s milk of the land.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has proposed that the sale of unpasteurised milk should be banned completely. It does not favour regulation, it favours a total ban. Continue reading

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