Daily Archives: August 30, 2011

Dairy Farmers of America colluded with Dean Foods to artificially depress the price paid to farmers; like “abuse of dominance” in case of B.C. raw milk?

An introduction from Gordon Watson:

“The term “abuse of dominance” comes from the Competition Act Revised Statutes of Canada. It is defined as an offence under that act.

From what I’ve seen over the last 13 years’ of my involvement with the Campaign for REAL MILK in British C0lumbia, the engine of opposition to fresh whole raw milk being available is from the big food processors, using the pretext of “concern for public health” as a cover story for suppressing competitors who can deliver a far-superior product.

Apologists for the Canadian way of doing things = the Canadian Wheat Board, the vegetable marketing boards, and the milk marketing boards = will quickly bleat that ‘oh that can’t happen here, the marketing boards are controlled by the government’. Continue reading

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Keeping food cool without electricity

This is being suggested for third world countries like Africa, but the way thing have been trending, we may eventually need it here too:

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Salmonella tainted Mexican papayas prompts Consumer Alert from CFIA

That’s what we do when a health hazard doesn’t involve raw milk!
From the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website:

Note that one of the pictures above is of cows -- clearly a food source in need of much inspection

“OTTAWA, August 26, 2011 – There was a recent outbreak of Salmonella agona in the United States linked to papayas from Mexico. As a result, the United States Food and Drug Administration has put import controls on papayas from Mexico.

Canada imports papayas from Mexico through the United States. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is working with authorities in the United States and Mexico to identify any products that have been shipped to Canada. Based on this information, theCFIA will determine if Canada requires additional import controls. Continue reading

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Big dairy and FDA teaming up against raw milk farmers sez Business Insider

From Jeff Carter on the Business Insider:

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“Last night I went to see the documentary Farmageddon in Chicago.

I also stayed for the full panel discussion. The film is shocking. Documentaries are supposed to shock you. Michael Moore has made millions presenting slanted facts to us.

Documentaries are designed to get you to do something. This documentary illustrates the plight of the organic farmer, specifically the organic dairy farmer. If a dairy farmer wants to sell raw milk, they will be run out of business and many times imprisoned by the federal bureaucracy. Continue reading

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