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Please pass the genetically altered corn

Here’s an excerpt from a recent National Post report by Meghan Telpner, titled “Making Love in the Kitchen: Pass Me The Genetically Altered Corn Please”:

Michael Schmidt (far right), who was recently acquitted of all charges relating to selling and distributing raw milk and raw milk produect. The dapper gentleman on the left is Percy Schmeiser, who was sued by Monsanto when his canola crops were contaminated with Monsanto's GMO seeds. One of the two young ladies in the middle is author/journalist Vanessa Farquharson. National Post photo.

“Meghan Telpner is a Toronto-based nutritionist and holistic lifestyle consultant. Her Making Love In The Kitchen video series will bring you tips on how to prepare healthful, nutritious goodness from whole foods. Visit her site for more love.

Last weekend, I attended Your Food, Your Choice: Grounds For Change conference put on by the Canadian Organic Growers where the theme of the day was simply to say no to GMO. Continue reading

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Change with or without government — Michael Schmidt speaks at Canadian Organic Growers conference in Toronto

Yesterday, February 20th, 2010, Michael Schmidt was a guest panelist at the Canadian Organic Growers conference in Toronto.

Michael Schmidt (right) at Feb 20 Canadian Organic Growers conference in Toronto with anti-GMO farmer activist Percy Schmieser and the German Minister of Agriculture Bärbel Höhn, who is a Green.

Here’s Michael Schmidt’s nutshell review of the proceedings and commentary on the picture above:

“The conference was great. Percy Schmeiser spoke as well. I was on the closing Panel of the conference. Theme of the last Panel was Change with or without the Government. On my Panel was the first green Minister for Agriculture in Germany Bärbel Höhn. I had a very intense discussion about Agricultural policies here and in Germany. On the picture you can see Percy the Monsanto challenger in the middle the Green Member of the German Parliament and… who is the guy on the right.” Continue reading

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Michael Schmidt speaks to Canadian Organic Growers in Ottawa, Nov 29, ’09

The following is from a column by Michael Ilgert titled “Organically Speaking”, from the December/January edition of “The Landowner” magazine. Mr. Ilgert is chair of the Canadian Organic Growers Ottawa Chapter.

Raw milk farmer Michael Schmidt addresses the Canadian Organic Growers in Ottawa Nov. 2009

“Raw milk is not a health issue. It is a control issue,” proclaimed controversial organic raw milk farmer Michael Schmidt as he gave the keynote speech at Canadian Organic Growers — Ottawa Chapter’s Annual General Meeting in Ottawa on November 29th. Mr. Schmidt is referring to Canada’s milk marketing boards and various government health agencies which are denying those Canadian consumers who wish to obtain raw milk from doing so. Continue reading

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