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Global warming = food shortages?

We all know global warming is not caused by humans, but that’s not to say the U.S. drought and resultant food shortages won’t be causing disruptions, upheavals and social unrest:

from Kai Nagata’s “Deep Rogue Ram”.

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Raw milk farmer Michael Schmidt’s Durham farm still covered in snow

Still minus 15 and snow despite the official beginning of spring. Canada it is. Global Warming it is

Just a reminder that the Crown’s appeal of Michael Schmidt’s acquittal on 19 charges related to raw milk will be heard beginning April 13, 2011. Stay tuned for further updates. Early morning photo (above) from Michael Schmidt.

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“….in search of contemporary justice”

Raw milk seems to be a popular topic on many blogs, even those not overtly focused on health and food issues. Here’s an example from a blog about Global Warming. Just out of the blue, it seems, this author was moved to devote a post to speaking up in favour of raw milk as a food choice. Here’s a sampling from that post:

Farmer Michael Schmidt meets the media following a "not guilty" verdict last month in Newmarket.

“The consumer has been brainwashed for fifty years to avoid raw milk or alternately to trust only pasteurized milk.  I grew up with this even though I drank fresh milk my entire childhood.  The truth is that every farmer is fastidious over healthy cows and clean milking equipment.  The consumer would be astonished to see the care maintained as a matter of course.

The problem begins with the need to blend product in tankage and to transport it to a processing facility.  Obviously a blended product hugely increases risk and pasteurization is designed to remove the risk.  One cannot disagree with that protocol.  In fact I personally want nothing to do with milk that must be days old at least by the time it arrives in my home, if it is not pasteurized. Recall that it is stored at the producer at least a couple of days even before shipping. Continue reading

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Environmentalism “uber alles”?

While there are valid reasons to be concerned about environmental degradation, we’re now in a situation in which concerns over saving the environment are being co-opted to support an agenda in which people and nations are cast as enemies. Just look at what they’ve been saying:

Clear evidence of global warming? -- that's Great Britain without the Gulf Stream. Apparently the Gulf Stream was on vacation in Greenland last week. NASA photo via Boing Boing

“In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill …All these dangers are caused by human intervention and it is only through changed attitudes and behaviour that they can be overcome. The real enemy, then, is humanity itself.” – Club of Rome, The First Global Revolution, consultants to the UN.

“Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsiblity to bring that about?” Maurice Strong, former Secretary General of UNEP Continue reading

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