Daily Archives: February 16, 2012

Raw milk rally in Wisconsin Feb. 22nd

From the Wisconsin Raw Milk Association:

On Wednesday February 22, 2012 everyone is invited to help with The Raw Milk Lobby Day at the Capitol.

The Wisconsin Raw Milk Association and their lobbyist will be coordinating the morning’s efforts, and ask that you come out in full force to help educate your legislators that morning on the benefits of raw milk and how it can be produced safely for human consumption. Continue reading


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Corporate lovebirds of the mutant corn

One could write an entire blog consisting of nothing but Monsanto stories, they’re so “in the news” these days. This piece dates back to Valentines Day (earlier this week on Feb. 14th), thus the “romantic” theme.

From Anna Ghosh on Civil Eats:

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“Today, some will feel the sting of cupid’s arrow and fill their days with red roses and chocolate (hopefully fair trade) and a romantic dinner at a fancy restaurant. Other people call today Black Tuesday and will boycott all the hype and commercial schmaltz and stay home, maybe alone, eating leftovers. Still others will eschew people and proclaim their love of profit above all else. This is a love story about the latter category. Sure, we may not consider these two dollar-signs-in-their-eyes lovers people, but the Supreme Court does, so they deserve to couple up like the rest of us, right?

He’s a mad scientist who got rich producing chemical agents for war in his lab and is now trying to pawn off those old toxic chemicals as pesticides and herbicides and squeeze as much money as possible out of raindrops. He calls himself GE Seed King, but we know him as Monsanto. Continue reading

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Trent Hills wants to rule the roost — backyard chickens case goes to court

From John Campbell in the Northumberland News:

CAMPBELLFORD -- What came first? Kelly Bacher (left) Shawn Bacher (middle) and Kayla Renouf at their home Feb. 13. The Municipality of Trent Hills is taking the Bachers to court because they are keeping chickens at their downtown Campbellford home. February 13, 2012. Photo Dave Fraser. Click image to see more Northumberland news pictures.

TRENT HILLS – The waiting game has ended for a Campbellford couple who keep chickens in their backyard.

The municipality has made good on its threat to charge Kelly and Shawn Bacher with a zoning violation that carries with it a maximum fine of $25,000.

“I’m surprised it’s gone this far,” Ms. Bacher said in an interview Feb. 9, shortly after receiving a summons that she and her husband are to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Campbellford Feb. 23. Continue reading

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