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National Farmers Union supports raw milk advocate at Owen Sound rally

From Agri-Media.ca:

Sean McGivern speaks at Michael Schmidt's Grey Bruce Health Unit rally.

“The Grey County local of the National Farmers Union helped organise a protest in Owen Sound yesterday.

About a hundred people rallied at the Grey Bruce Health Unit headquarters in support of raw milk activist Michael Schmidt.

Grey NFU President Sean McGivern says drinking raw milk is an issue of freedom of choice. Continue reading

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Raw milk freedom rally October 13th at Owen Sound’s Grey County Health Unit

Photos from Julie Briski, taken at yesterday’s rally:

A toast for the Queen, whose family are known drinkers of raw milk!

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Food sovereignty rally at Grey Bruce health unit in Owen Sound in support of Michael Schmidt and legal raw milk

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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 first raw milk news conference in late November of 2006

This event took place at Glencolton Farms, a few days after the raid on the farm by armed enforcement officials from the Ministry of Natural Resources. It was attended by raw milk supporters and representatives of local news media:

Story in a local newspaper from four years ago. That's how long this latest round has been going on.

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Raw milk, politics, Michael Schmidt and the over-regulation of food production in Canada

Gordon M. MacDonald’s latest column in the Owen Sound Sun Times newspaper:

Welcome back from a delightful summer….weather- wise.  We continue our “Total Health” Column, with emphasis on food selection, the need for some supplementation but most of all,  our nutrition guide for good health. Let’s all support the local markets.

I have written a number of letters that appeared in several newspapers defending Michael Schmidt (let’s call him the raw milk guru) in his efforts to legally produce and distribute raw milk.  His perseverance and tenacity has resulted in his favour in the courts.  Thank goodness!  But hold on – an appeal by the representatives of the Government controlling the dairy industry continues to fight the little guy. Continue reading

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Raw milk drinker sets record straight

Excerpts from a recent letter to the editor of the Owen Sound Sun Times:

“I was tempted to respond to Jim Algie’s article on March 3 to set the record straight on the history of pasteurization and the lop-sided treatment of Michael Schmidt.

Inwardly I was reminded that the whole Michael Schmidt/raw milk fiasco is so blatantly political that I refrained from writing yet another letter.

Now I’ve changed my mind. Your Forum page (March 24) includes a letter from Albert Sandik of Desboro. I can no longer refrain from responding to such erroneous conclusions by both Messrs. Algie and Sandik.

They are both victims of propaganda and political jargon! Please consider these comments to also respond to those of you who have written emotional letters defaming Mr. Schmidt and raw milk in general . . . to all of you who have paid little regard to the facts. Continue reading

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