“Today I’m taking you out of my kitchen for a little jaunt down to Queen’s Park in downtown Toronto and yesterday’s raw milk rally with dairy farmer Michael Schmidt. According to Canadian law, Michael Schmidt is a serious criminal. His crime: selling unpasteurized milk. In 2006 his farm was raided by 25 armed police and since then he has been in and out of the courts fighting a battle for the right to sell raw milk. He recently completed a 37-day hunger strike resulting in Premier McGuinty finally agreeing to speak with him and starting some dialogue on this issue. Continue reading
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More new from yesterday’s raw milk rallies across the country:
I’m sure there must have been more to the Saskatoon rally than that, but we seem to be in a bit of a news blackout just now. We’d love to know more of what went on. Anyone? Email thebovine AT gmx DOT com. Thanks! Continue reading
It was a beautiful sunny day in downtown Toronto, 11 am at Queen’s Park, where cowshare members, farmers and raw milk supporters gathered today to celebrate Food Freedom Day, on the fifth anniversary of the 2006 raid on Michael Schmidt’s Glencolton Farms. These are just a few of the many great photos we have from that rally. More later.
From Michael Schmidt:
November 23. Rallies across Canada mark the first National Day for Responsible Food Freedom
There will be rallies and events across Canada to celebrate and assert our fundamental rights as it pertains to our body and our food.
As 25 armed officers raided our farm 5 years ago I announced thereafter that this date will go down in history as a turning point in regards to our willingness to resist and our willingness to stand up to unjust laws.
In the great tradition of the civil rights movement and many brave and fearless leaders we begin to understand more and more our responsibility to act, to act without fear, to act with wisdom, to act with compassion for those who do not understand the consequences of inaction. Continue reading