Daily Archives: September 1, 2011

Michael Schmidt’s statement regarding actions by Fraser Health re “Our Cows” raw milk cowshare in Chilliwack B.C.

Photo of one of the cows from the "Our Cows" raw milk cowshare in Chilliwack, British Columbia. Thanks to Hella D for the photo. Click image above to go to Hella's post with more such photos.

Statement regarding the Raw milk farm search by health authorities in BC [by Michael Schmidt, who is the agister for “Our Cows”]:

Fraser Health followed exactly my suggestion which I made last year to Tim Chum who is head of enforcement at Fraser Health in BC. Continue reading

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Maine PBS reports on the four local towns that declared Food Sovereignty

Maine PBS has a special report on the four towns in that state which have declared Food Sovereignty. Click this link to watch.

The four towns in question. Image from Maine PBS. Click image to go to MPBS to watch the show.

“Four towns in Maine have voted to exempt local farmers from some state and federal food safety laws. This action sprung out of what some have dubbed the “food sovereignty” movement…..” Continue reading

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Amish raw milk farmer Dan Allgyer in court — initial rulings from the judge

From David E. Gumpert, on the Complete Patient blog:

Is this really farmer Dan Allgyer? The photo filename implies it is. Click for source.

“The federal judge hearing the government case to prevent Amish farmer Daniel Allgyer from shipping raw milk to members of a Maryland food club has issued his first ruling, and initial thoughts on the case. Continue reading

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Michael Schmidt’s B.C. raw milk farm “Our Cows” searched by health officials

From Robert Freeman in the Chilliwack Progress:

"Our Cows" members share a day on the farm. Photo from Hella D blog. Click to go there.

“A search warrant was executed by health officials last week at the Chilliwack dairy farm at the centre of the raw milk controversy in B.C.

Nothing was seized during the Aug. 25 search, but Fraser Health Authority spokesman Roy Thorpe-Dorward said photographs of the farm on Prairie Central Road are being reviewed to determine if a permanent court injunction issued last year against distribution of raw milk is being obeyed by the current farm owner.  Continue reading

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