Daily Archives: October 22, 2011

Mothers to transport raw milk across state lines and serve it in front of the FDA headquarters in Maryland in an act of civil disobedient protest

From a recent media advisory:


“Don’t Turn Us Into Criminals over Milk!” Demand Moms 


What: —A group of mothers from across the country who feed their children raw milk plan to hold a demonstration to protest the FDA’s crackdown on raw milk production and distribution, arguing that the government campaign not only criminalizes raw milk, but criminalizes the American citizens who buy and consume it.

Prior to their peaceful demonstration, a caravan of mothers will cross state lines with raw milk and invite the FDA to witness what the agency wrongly considers to be a criminal act. Media are invited to ride along as embedded reporters to report on how the FDA responds to what it wrongly terms a violation of the law.  Continue reading


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Readers write their politicians, part 3

People are continuing to write to Dalton McGuinty and to other influential politicians in Ontario, Canada, and beyond. Here’s our third installment of letters to political representatives on the Michael Schmidt raw milk issue. Once again, these will be archived along with the earlier letters we’ve received, on our Letters page.

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October 22, 2011

Dear Andrea Horwath,

Leader,  Ontario’s NDP

I urge you to pressure Dalton McGuinty to meet with Michael Schmidt in person as soon as possible to start a dialog on legalizing raw milk.

Raw milk is safe for human consumption.  In all the years of the operation of Glencolton Farms not one person has become sick.  I have been serving raw milk to my family for many years. My children have grown up on raw milk, and are healthy and strong.  Read the accounts of people who have been restored to good health with access to raw milk, including accounts of babies and young children. Dairy farmers can  legally drink raw milk from their cows. Continue reading


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Will Michael Schmidt have to die so that the rest of us can live? — K. Hartke

From Kimberly’s “Hartke is Online” blog:

“Michael Schmidt is now on the 23rd day of his hunger strike for responsible food freedom. He is a farmer who has been relentlessly pursued by Health Canada for tending cows the old fashioned way. He refuses to put his animals on a conveyor belt and won’t allow them to be a cog in a wheel in some God forsaken factory. He won’t even cut their horns off, because it violates their nature to do so.

His farm is a heritage museum, a tribute to traditional, pre-modern foodways. It should be a national treasure. Instead, it is the scene of Canada’s national disgrace. Health bureaucrats, urged on by Canada’s conventional farmers are trying to destroy the farmer and take his farm away. They are bent on denying the people who depend on Michael’s farm. Their goal is to cut off their milk supply. Continue reading


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One farmer’s suggestion on how we can best support Michael Schmidt in his hunger strike for food freedom

Posted by request:

A note to the people:

We are all rallying for Michael Schmidt, I want to say thank you to everyone!

I’m going to say something that might not sit well with everyone and that’s fine.
We as a collective need to stop asking, begging, pleading with Michael to stop his hunger strike. Instead we need to step up to the plate and support him 100% even if that means we support him to the grave!

He simple cannot function with everyone calling on him to stop. It is like collectively we are putting a rope and a boulder around his neck while he floats in the middle of a lake. Continue reading


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