Daily Archives: December 12, 2011

Portland Maine considers legalizing sales of raw milk at farmers’ markets

From Liz Leslie on Earth Eats:

Raw milk has seen a fight — from the August 3 raid and arrest of the “Rawesome Three” to recent E. coli illnesses tied to the product.

Portland, Maine thinks it may have a solution.

Legalize Milk

A package deal sent to the city council asks for raw milk to be legalized at farmer’s markets, but any vendor who sold the milk would also have an information sheet attached.

The fact that raw milk isn’t legal is news to Portland vendors.

Maine is one of 30 states that allow for the sale of raw milk in some manner, although it’s illegal to sell raw milk in schools or hospitals.

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Handel’s Messiah with the cows in the barn at Michael Schmidt’s Dec. 17th

Handel's Messiah in the barn with the cows at Glencolton Farms

Click image to go to Symphony in the Barn website for more information.

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Setting the stage for violence in the U.S.

From Paul Joseph Watson on The Alexander Higgins blog:

“In a response to a question asked by Infowars correspondent Robert Wanek at Iowa State University during the recent Ames straw poll, Ron Paul said that the federal government was preparing for civil unrest and martial law in the United States.

Paul was asked for his opinion on whether H.R. 645 (The National Emergency Centers Establishment Act) could lead to Americans being incarcerated in detention camps during a time of martial law.

“Yeah, that’s their goal, they’re setting up the stage for violence in this country, no doubt about it,” responded Paul. Continue reading

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Carlsbad Springs man says apology is not enough after Ontario drops illegal slaughterhouse charges

BY DAVID GONCZOL, THE OTTAWA CITIZEN

Mark Tijssen, a major in the Canadian Forces, stands in front of a meat smoker in November, 2009, containing the remains of a pig. Two years later, Crown prosecutors are dropping charges of operating an illegal slaughterhouse and distributing uninspected meat against him. Photograph by: David Gonczol, The Ottawa Citizen

“OTTAWA — A Carlsbad Springs man will be seeking financial compensation from the Ontario government for what he says is a two-year “malicious prosecution” after he and a member of his church jointly bought and slaughtered a pig in 2009.

On Tuesday, Crown prosecutors will be dropping charges of operating an illegal slaughterhouse and distributing uninspected meat against Mark Tijssen, a major in the Canadian Forces. Continue reading

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