Daily Archives: September 12, 2011

Michael Schmidt’s countdown to the raw milk decision — 5 more days to go

As of yesterday, that it. As of today it’s only four days until we learn the judge’s decision regarding the Province of Ontario’s appeal of Michael Schmidt’s January 2010 acquittal on raw milk related charges. Michael sez:

Crop circle expressing the number five.

I keep reflecting on the significance of five days in your life.

It is clear that the weight of every day becomes more noticeable as the consequences of a certain event might severely impact your or the worlds ultimate survival.

If the world would end in five days we would encounter a situation hard to even imagine. Continue reading

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Which potato would you rather eat?

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Michael Schmidt’s Glencolton Farms, Cow Share Canada, at Feast of Fields

Feast of Fields is an annual event, organized by Organic Advocates, to showcase organic food culture in the Greater Toronto Area. Michael Schmidt’s raw milk blue bus was there as usual, along with representatives from Cow Share Canada. The weather was perfect for this year’s Feast of Fields, which took place yesterday at Cold Creek Conservation Area near Bolton Ontario:

A beautiful display table flanked by the latest incarnation of "the blue bus", at Feast of Fields.

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How animal rights threaten farming

David E. Gumpert, on the Complete Patient blog:

Joel Salatin explains the workings of Polyface Farm on Saturday, as FTCLDF attendees, and chickens, look on. Photo via The Complete Patient blog

“Believe it or not, there’s a food issue lurking out there beyond food rights and food safety. Joel Salatin, the Virginia farmer-author-activist is worried that that next issue is animal rights.

He’s already seeing evidence of it at Polyface Farm, his own farm in the Shenandoah foothills. During a tour of his farm Saturday for 150 attendees as part of a fundraiser for the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, Salatin said he’s been reported to his local animal control officials by area residents who have had concerns about the treatment of his cattle. Continue reading

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