Daily Archives: December 31, 2011

Raw milk battle top health story of 2011

Tracey Richardson in the Owen Sound Sun Times:

“No pandemic, no contaminated drinking water, no catastrophes, yet Grey-Bruce still proved fertile ground for newsworthy health-care stories in 2011.

Here are my selections of the top local health stories of the year:

1. Michael Schmidt. Schmidt, the Durham-area raw milk crusader, takes the Number 1 spot because of his public middle-finger waving to the Grey Bruce Health Unit. In October, a defiant Schmidt handed out what he said was unpasteurized milk to a rally of his supporters in the parking lot of the health unit, right below the office window of Medical Officer of Health Dr. Hazel Lynn. Continue reading

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Michael Schmidt, the milk crusader

From The Happy Homesteader blog:

Criminalization of food may cause cows everywhere to have to go underground!

“Michael Schmidt, farmer and real food activist, is a man to be admired.  Since 1994, Schmidt’s been persecuted by the Ontario government. His crime?  Producing and selling milk and cheese that is not pasteurized.

In Ontario – as in the rest of Canada, it is illegal to produce, sell or distribute raw milk or cream.  It is however, legal for farmers and their families to consume these products, and that does not make much sense to me. Continue reading

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