From David E. Gumpert on The Complete Patient blog:
Michael Schmidt after his court victory in early 2010, which has since been reversed..
“….Then there’s the hunger strike front, and there, once again, things aren’t pretty, and the outcome far from certain. Raw milk farmer Michael Schmidt reports from Ontario, Canada, that he is in Day 10 of his hunger strike, has stopped consuming any food and now only drinks water. His demands:
“I respectfully ask that the Ontario and BC governments agree to a constructive dialogue on how we can provide a framework to enable people to make real choices about their food and what they eat, beginning with raw milk and the implementation of a framework that grants legal standing for cow share operations in Ontario and BC. This objective also includes the end of the current prosecutions of cow shares which meet proper production standards.” Continue reading
By Kathryne Pirtle
Michael Schmidt talks to an A-Channel reporter in April 2011 following the appeal which reversed his January 2010 acquittal on fifteen raw milk charges.
Michael Schmidt is a valiant biodynamic farmer who is bringing informed conscious citizens from around the globe together to actively defend their basic human right to food freedom—including choosing health-building raw milk. A recent Weston A. Price Foundation press release stated that, “On September 29, in the face of continued persecution by the Provincial governments for his “crime” of believing that informed consumers should be able to choose what they eat and drink, Michael Schmidt started the Hunger Strike for Responsible Food Freedom.”
Who could have ever predicted that modern governments would squander enormous energy and financial resources on trying to control something as basic as a person’s right to choose the very food they eat and a farmer’s right to produce the food that people want to consume. As history books are written to reveal today’s unfathomable misuse of governmental power, future generations will be mystified by this corrupt political initiative. Continue reading