“Call to Action – within Ontario
Those of you in Ontario probably remember that past Premier Dalton McGuinty told Michael Schmidt, at the end of his hunger strike, that he could speak to caucus. None of us knew that Premier McGuinty would not be in office for long. Now we have a new Premier who is also our Agriculture Minister. We need to reach out to her respectfully to ask for her help.
Our government is working on a new Local Food Act that is meant to be good for farmers, good for the economy and good for our health. Now is the time to open real dialogue with government about our small, grass based awesome raw milk farmers and how their success could help rural communities and our health as a result. Not to mention our right to private contract with anyone we choose and our right to eat and drink what we decide is healthy for our families in a province where cigarettes and high caffeine drinks are the norm and many other raw food products are allowed even though they certainly have made people sick.
We need and want to have a committee formed to look at this issue which includes Michael Schmidt, other raw milk knowledgeable farmers, our consumer group and members of government to look at ways to provide raw milk in the safest way possible. Through a group called Cow Share Canada, Michael Schmidt has excellent production safety outlines which, in some cases are better than the Ontario Dairy Board regulations and certainly have a long history of being successful as evidenced by the fact that nobody has ever gotten sick from his milk. The Canadian Consumer Raw Milk Advocacy Group has some ideas on how perhaps a pilot program could be implemented in Ontario or a different kind of research study to what has been done in the past could be carried out. Many ideas that could be discussed in such a committee….”
“Call to Action – Canada Wide
A call to action for consumers across our country who already have a source of milk, those looking for milk and not able to find it and anyone who agrees with us that we should not be told what we can and cannot eat especially when it comes to natural foods. We need your help.
Our information package has gone out to 308 MP’s across Canada. Please contact the MP in your area to find out if they received it and have read it, will they support our right to choose this food etc. It would be great if everyone could download the papers and send or personally drop off our letter along with one from yourself voicing your own concerns to the MP’s in your area. If your MP has not received this, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send it again.
The Federal government is where the law against raw milk lies so it is important to open dialogue. The Provincial governments, however, could allow raw milk through private contract as private contract is not the jurisdiction of the Federal government. If this is a cause close to your heart, please get active in your province to make your voice heard…..”