OK, in Regina we are ready to go! Media and politicians in the know-check, posters made-check, speeches and speakers arranged-check, nice weather on its way-check so come on down to the Saskatchewan Legislature at noon on the 23rd. We need our collective voices to be heard so policies can begin to be reviewed and changed. Spread the word, see you there, thanks everyone!!
From: Kim-Mia Rudiger-Prybylski Sent: Sunday, November 13, 2011 12:01 AM To: letters (Edm Journal) Subject: The most subversive thing that people can do is grow a garden…
To whom it may concern,
If you print my attached letter, please do not edit out the solutions that I give people as you have in previous letters. I have a feeling that I will not see this letter in print because Monsanto likes to give out lawsuit so freely, and have been very good at silencing anyone who speaks out. I also know that you strive hard not to offend your advertisers. Continue reading →
This brief report just in from Michael Schmidt in Edmonton (more material added June 10):
A happy Judith Johnson after her court file has been closed
Alberta raw milk case came to a close today. $1,000 dollar fine. Prosecutor asked for $4,000. Three out of four charges were dropped by the crown. Judith Johnson is very happy. Now we all will raise the funds to pay the fine and mooove to the next pasture. Thanks to Michael Schmidt for the photos and captions (June 10th).
Aleah the little girl who was in need of rawmilk because of her health and who thereby started unintentionally the raw Milk battle in Alberta
Michael Schmidt is back from Prague, where he spoke at a raw milk conference. But he’ll have just a few days to regroup at the farm before he heads off to Alberta for a lecture tour culminating in the latest in a series of court appearances in the raw milk case of Judith Johnson and Eric Pudlow.
The date for that court appearance has been set for June 9th at 1 pm in Room 355 of the Edmonton courthouse. Everyone — supporters, media, dairy farmers, consumers, lobbyists, regulators, policy makers — is invited to come out. Michael has apparently discussed things with the lawyer in advance with a view to wrapping up the case on that date rather than delay or postpone for futher proceedings. Continue reading →
This just in from Michael Schmidt who is in Edmonton Alberta today:
This time around we had a very constructive discussion with the crown procecutor for a joint resolution of this Alberta cow share case. Hopefully by June or July we will be able to bring closure to this drama.
Michael Schmidt (left) was in Edmonton again today to help with court proceedings on the raw milk case involving Judith Johnson (centre) and Eric Pudlow (right).
The man in the center (of the photo below) had called Alberta health because of a personal vendetta. After realizing how much pain he created as a result he came forward and asked for forgiveness from Judith and Eric. This simple complain activated a major crackdown with enormous consequences for a farming couple which provided a service for people in need of real food. Continue reading →
From a letter to Gordon Watson in B.C. from Charlene in Edmonton Alberta:
Judith, Eric, Michael and supporters at the Edmonton court house in February 2011.
The real milk is flowing under the cover of darkness. Hard to find a cow share but more and more people I am sure are starting them. Found one lady who was advertising on Kiijii until I told her that it was not a good idea. I got her a couple of customers from the Slow Food event that I attended. Continue reading →
Raw milk farmers Eric Pudlow, Judith Johnson, and both of them again with Michael Schmidt
Ontario raw milk farmer Michael Schmidt confirmed today that the trial of Judith Johnson and Eric Pudlow on charges related to raw milk has been postponed again, this time until May or June. The trial was originally scheduled for February 23, 2011.
Back in February, Michael Schmidt traveled to Edmonton to participate in the court proceedings in support of Judith and Eric only to find that the judge adjourned the case until March 23, ostensibly because the prosecutors had only just received the case documentation a few minutes before the trial and therefore did not have time to prepare the case properly. While Michael was there, he spoke to a gathering of Slow Food supporters from the Edmonton area. Continue reading →
Slow Food Edmonton hosted an Evening with Michael Schmidt at the downtown Edmonton Public Library last night and this is an accounting of that evening. Dear readers, you are aware that while I have been known to write lengthy posts, they are not politically charged. This one is. Please read every word. Continue reading →
"Bernard is right; the pathogen is nothing; the terrain is everything."
-- Louis Pasteur's deathbed words
"One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that 'an unjust law is no law at all'." (Martin Luther King - Letter from Birmingham Prison, Alabama)