Daily Archives: December 11, 2012

Bogus “data” from government agencies

From David E. Gumpert, on the Complete Patient blog:

“Media people love juicy data suggesting an untended-to crisis, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control has the perfect juicy data for anyone wanting to write about the supposed crisis in food safety.

The scary data go like this: every year, millions of Americans are victims of food-borne illness–48 million become sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die.

The media are attracted to this data like bees to honey. Over just the last few days, two prominent food writers have used it as the basis of articles attacking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for not doing enough to solve our food-safety crisis. Continue reading

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Michael Schmidt’s “Symphony in the Barn” presents Handel’s “Messiah” this weekend in Thornhill and in Hanover

Ontario’s legendary raw milk crusader also makes music in his spare time.

Conductor Michael Schmidt in action.

 This Saturday Dec. 15, Michael’s Symphony in the Barn will perform Handel’s Messiah with the Saugeen Chamber Choir and Orchestra at the Christian Community Church, 901 Rutherford Rd, just west of Bathurst St., in Thornhill, and again on Sunday Dec. 16h at St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, at 356, 9th Street in Hanover. Concerts at 7:30 pm. Suggested donation $20. Continue reading

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