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Raw milk crusader didn’t hurt anyone

From Denis Langlois, in the Owen Sound Sun Times:

Michael Schmidt and supporters, leaving the Newmarket court after the sentencing last month.

“Raw milk crusader Michael Schmidt plans to appeal both his Sept. 28 conviction and subsequent sentence for producing and distributing unpasteurized milk.

Karen Selick, the Durham-area farmer’s lawyer, said the law has “inflicted an injustice” in the Schmidt case. Continue reading

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What’s happening at Queen’s Park while Michael Schmidt continues with his hunger strike for food freedom?

From Denis Langlois in the Owen Sound Sun Times:

Michael Schmidt speaking today at a rally in Vancouver.

“….”I am asking simply for dialogue. I’m not asking for any concessions,” Schmidt said Tuesday in a telephone interview while participating in a rally in Washington, D.C.

“My condition is there is a dialogue started to get advice on how we can move forward from this stalemate.”

Schmidt began his hunger strike on Sept. 29 to push for a “well-educated dialogue” with McGuinty “about the issue of food freedom and responsible food freedom choice.”

Schmidt said he is for the establishment of standards for the safe production of raw milk and has “no problem” with health unit inspectors keeping an eye on raw milk production. Continue reading

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Health unit to charge Michael Schmidt over “distributing” raw milk at last week’s NFU rally in Owen Sound

From Denis Langlois in the Owen Sound Sun Times:

A toast for the Queen, whose family are known drinkers of raw milk at the rally last week during which milk was seized by Chris Munn of the Grey Bruce health unit

“Durham-area farmer Michael Schmidt will be charged now that laboratory tests have confirmed that milk distributed at a rally last week was unpasteurized, a Grey Bruce Health Unit official said Monday.

Schmidt, reached at his farm Monday, said he is not surprised that the health unit plans to lay charges against him.

“They seem to be just full of vengeance to get me. It has nothing to do with the safety of people,” he said. Continue reading

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