Daily Archives: September 11, 2012

“Milk and our children’s future” — Raw milk symposium Oct. 19, 20, Vancouver

October 19th and 20th, 2012, in Vancouver, B.C., Canada!

On the coattails of the right to appeal the case for raw milk, Cow Share Canada presents the 4th International Raw Milk Symposium, sponsored in part by the Weston A. Price Foundation.

We welcome everyone – whether you have an interest in learning about raw milk, whether you are a concerned consumer or whether you are a farmer. Please join us.

The highest court in Ontario that has ruled on significant cases in the past has agreed to hear the raw milk challenge. This is a big step in the right direction and could set a precedent for the rest of Canada. The judge expressed the need to address the raw milk issue, to consider the needs of raw milk consumers and to develop fair legislation. Continue reading

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Packing heat — arming the FDA

From David E. Gumpert on The Complete Patient blog:

“Last May, Sen. Rand Paul proposed an amendment to a spending bill for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to reduce the agency’s police powers. He was especially concerned about “sending armed FDA agents into peaceful farmers’ land and telling them they can’t sell milk directly from the cow.”

He added, “Some of you might be surprised the FDA is armed. Well, you shouldn’t be.”

Sen. Paul’s proposal (which was roundly defeated, with 15 Senators in favor) prompted a Sarah Lawrence College student, Will Duffield, to file a request under the federal Freedom on Information Act, seeking, “Itemized records of all firearms and destructive devices (as defined in 26 USC § 5845) possessed by the Food and Drug Administration. Additionally, all records pursuant to the acquisition, maintenance, and deployment of said weapons is requested.”  Continue reading

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