From Gayl Creutzberg on the Biodynamics blog:
“…I had a very personal experience at the Biodynamic Conference. Although I have gathered with BD farmers for over 10 years, I had never been able to capture the undercurrent, the pulse, the energy, or the understanding that is BD farming. I therefore remained detached.
A few weeks before attending the conference, I attended a BD 101 workshop at the farm of one of the conference speakers. Ah-hah! I get it! I acquired a basic understanding of the workings of BD. I learned about the importance of the cow, about intent, about silica, and about horn manure. This started to satisfy my scientific mind.
The Zinniker farm, in Wisconsin, has been one of the flagship biodynamic farms on this continent for some 70 years. They’ve been dairying for decades. It’s sad to read about their apparent defeat on the raw milk front, by agents of the DATCP, in spite of what sounds like great support from their community of customers. David has the story.
From David E. Gumpert on the Complete Patient blog:
“Strong community support can be undermined by the realities of life, unfortunately. Mark Zinniker, owner of a Wisconsin farm together with his wife, Petra, recounted during the panel discussion just how that can happen. The Zinnikers were among the plaintiffs in the now-famous ruling by Judge Patrick Fiedler in 2011, in which he declared that Wisconsin residents don’t have the right even to own a cow, or if they do, to drink its milk. Continue reading
By Kathryne Pirtle
Michael Schmidt talks to an A-Channel reporter in April 2011 following the appeal which reversed his January 2010 acquittal on fifteen raw milk charges.
Michael Schmidt is a valiant biodynamic farmer who is bringing informed conscious citizens from around the globe together to actively defend their basic human right to food freedom—including choosing health-building raw milk. A recent Weston A. Price Foundation press release stated that, “On September 29, in the face of continued persecution by the Provincial governments for his “crime” of believing that informed consumers should be able to choose what they eat and drink, Michael Schmidt started the Hunger Strike for Responsible Food Freedom.”
Who could have ever predicted that modern governments would squander enormous energy and financial resources on trying to control something as basic as a person’s right to choose the very food they eat and a farmer’s right to produce the food that people want to consume. As history books are written to reveal today’s unfathomable misuse of governmental power, future generations will be mystified by this corrupt political initiative. Continue reading
From Dr. Mark Sircus, on the Intel Hub:
It is in a list of medicinals that prevent and treat cancer that we find helpful substances that treat and strengthen us against radiation contamination. Image and caption from The Intel Hub
“In the years leading up to Chernobyl, some dairy farmers in Austria were using remineralization as a part of their operations. They added rock dust to liquid manure as well as combining it with compost, thereby removing odors and greatly increasing soil biota.
As a result, cows had twice the normal lifespan and produced much more milk. Amazingly enough, after Chernobyl, the cheeses that were remineralized (as well as biodynamic cheeses) measured no radioactivity whatsoever. Austrians would stand in long lines in order to buy these safe, remineralized products,” writes Joanna Campe. Continue reading
This just in from raw milk man Michael Schmidt:
Ontario raw milk farmer Michael Schmidt at one of his Queen's Park news conferences in Toronto.
“Organic Crop Production 221: Special Guest Lecture Michael Schmidt.
Michael Schmidt has been a biodynamic farmer for 33 years and hold’s a master’s degree in agriculture. Born in Germany, he came to Canada in 1983 and has been instrumental in massive changes towards the awareness of the cultural importance of agriculture. He is leading the movement to legalize raw milk in Canada. He just won his 16 year long battle against the Ontario Government with a landmark ruling which legalized cow sharing. As a result of the ruling, he is now helping and defending troubled cow share operations across Canada to receive legal status as in Ontario. Continue reading