From Home on the Range Farms.com:
VANCOUVER – another front in the fight for freedom of choice with respect to food has opened with the latest salvo from Gordon Watson, a co-founder and shareholder in the Our Cows herdshare in Chilliwack.
Watson, who faces charges for contempt of court along with Ontario raw milk activist Michael Schmidt, initiated a civil action in December against the Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health Authorities. He alleges that health authority officials overstepped their statutory obligations in shutting down Our Cows, formerly known as Home on the Range, resulting in Watson losing property.
Watson seeks declarations affirming his right to milk from animals he owns either personally or jointly with others, damages totalling $31,002,000, and costs. Continue reading
From Natural News.com:
“(NaturalNews) Demand for raw milk in the U.S. is soaring, and federal and state regulators are having an increasingly difficult time trying to fend off scrutiny of their outmoded, disproven propaganda about the so-called benefits of pasteurization. So in order to facilitate a dialogue about this popular and important issue, which is now at the forefront of food politics, Harvard Law School will be holding a raw milk debate on February 16, 2012 from 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm.
If you live anywhere near Harvard, you will not want to miss this riveting debate in person, which will feature Sally Fallon Morrell, author of the popular cookbook Nourishing Traditions and President of the Weston A. Price Foundation, and David Gumpert, author of the bookThe Raw Milk Revolution. These two advocates of food freedom for all will expose the flawed arguments of the anti-raw milk crowd, and draw attention to the incredible health benefits that can be gained from drinking clean, grass-fed raw milk. Continue reading
From Anthony Gucciardi on the Activist Post:
“In a major victory for public health, and what will hopefully lead to other nations taking action, a French court decided today that GMO crops monster Monsanto is guilty of chemically poisoning a French farmer.
The grain grower, Paul Francois, says he developed neurological problems such as memory loss and headaches after being exposed to Monsanto’s Lasso weedkiller back in 2004.
The monumental case paves the way for legal action against Monsanto’s Roundup and other harmful herbicides and pesticides made by other manufacturers. Continue reading
From David E. Gumpert on the Complete Patient blog:
Pennsylvania Amish farmer Dan Allgyer has decided to shutter his farm, ending his ordeal with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Justice Department.
He made his decision after Judge Lawrence Stengler went along with the agencies, and imposed a permanent injunction on Allgyer last week for supplying the private Grassfed on the Hill food club with raw milk. I wasn’t able to reach Allgyer, but he told those who run the food club that the decision was a personal one, based in significant measure on the family stress created by the two years of federal government harassment, beginning in February 2010, when FDA agents sought to inspect his farm without a warrant. Continue reading