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Schmidt raw milk appeal verdict put off

From  Don Crosby in the Owen Sound Sun Times:

Michael Schmidt, the farmer, cultivating his fields with a team of draft horses.

“Raw milk advocate Michael Schmidt will have to wait a few more days to find out whether a judge will overturn his acquittal on 19 charges related to selling and distributing raw milk. The judge hearing the appeal was to release his decision on July 4. That was postponed until today. Continue reading

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Michael Schmidt’s countdown — three days to go to a verdict on the Crown’s appeal of Jan 2010 raw milk acquittal


Three days to go -- In this picture we see four happy brothers all raised on raw milk. From left William with Florian, who is now a medical doctor in Germany. Markus now running the day to day operation at Glencolton Farms and a always happy Oliver screaming in my ear; Papa you will win!!!!!!! Just listen to your kids instead to the Government.

There is a real sense of anticipation what the outcome will be of this appeal. Across North America raw milk advocates are getting excited to either celebrate another victory or jump with renewed determination into the battle to defend their farmers to protect their food.

I came to the most obvious conclusion having battled this for almost 18 years that — WE ARE AT THE POINT OF NO RETURN. Continue reading

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Media snippets on Province’s appeal of Michael Schmidt’s raw milk acquittal

First off, here’s a bit from a Canadian Press story dated Feb 12, from the CTV.ca website:

The man at the centre of the controversy, raw milk farmer Michael Schmidt.

“TORONTO— The Ontario government is wasting its time by appealing a court ruling that found raw milk crusader Michael Schmidt was not guilty of violating the Health Protection and Promotion Act, the Durham-based farmer and activist said Friday.

The Ministry of the Attorney General confirmed it is appealing last month’s decision by a justice of the peace to dismiss 19 charges against Schmidt to the Ontario Court of Justice, but did not elaborate on the reasons. Continue reading

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