Signing of Food Rights Declaration Tomorrow Nov. 26 at Queen’s Park

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Declaration of Food Rights on side of Glencolton Farms milk van, with lots of room for people to sign it tomorrow, November 26th, 2015, starting at 1 pm at Queen’s Park, in downtown Toronto.

“In response to the escalating government enforcement against dairy farmers providing fresh milk to their communities, community members are declaring and standing up for their food rights.

Enforcement over the past 21 years has included raiding farms and cow share programs designed to connect farmers to the consumers who want the products.

“It is the people who want the fresh milk who are leading this,” Schmidt says. “They have bought the cows, they have equitable ownership and rights. The government is saying that they cannot have the products on their own farm and from their own animals. The people are saying they are going to anyway and suffer the consequences. Now it is time for the government to change their aggressive and unlawful policy on raw milk.”

BACKGROUND:Since 1994 Schmidt’s Glencolton farm was raided by multiple Government agencies. Since that first raid, Schmidt has tried to work extensively with the legislature, the Premier the Courts and people of Ontario to change the policy in regards to raw milk.” — text from the Facebook event page for this event.

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3 responses to “Signing of Food Rights Declaration Tomorrow Nov. 26 at Queen’s Park

  1. Level Headed

    Hi everyone, I want you to know that (me, my wife and 4 younger kids–we all drink the milk for 7 years+ now with wonderful benefits) that we all own part of this farm and that it is VERY difficult for us to logistically sort out drive downtown to Queen’s Park (long distance, it will take a couple hours each way, on a day when we are expected to be at work making a living), but even so I want to make this clear — we are making a serious effort to be there, to be seen, to sign the milk van, and to make our voices heard. Everyone PLEASE make a serious sacrifice and COME, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity, this opportunity like this will never come again.

    • moosemeadows

      Curious, how is your ownership expressed and exercised? Would you say that you are as liable and responsible as the farmer ? Can you say that farm decisions are made by the ” owner” or are they made by the majority share owners?

    • moosemeadows

      Are you then aware of farm costs? Revenues? And farm decisions? And do you have input in them?

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