From David E. Gumpert, on the Complete Patient blog:
“Last month, while visiting at a small ag and liberal arts school in upstate New York to give a talk, I got to tour its well-run conventional dairy of more than 300 cows (and a 50,000-gallon bulk tank—pictured at left). It serves as an on-campus training facility for students at the school, the State University of New York in Cobbleskill.
I also got to meet with a dairy professor. I didn’t expect a lot of encouraging words, given the school’s focus on conventional dairying, and how I predicted in my talk at the school ongoing upheaval in the food world, symbolized by the raw milk revolution. Continue reading
Protesters at the Queen's Park rally for raw milk last Tuesday.
We hear that Premier McGuinty’s office is receiving in the order of 200 to 300 telephone calls a day from people urging him to meet with Michael Schmidt. And no doubt the few letters we print each day on The Bovine are just a small sampling of what Canada Post is delivering to the Premier’s office. Once again, the next time you write to your elected officials on this matter, be sure to send a copy to The Bovine at thebovine AT gmx DOT com.
Dear Mr. Dalton McGuinty,
Can you not even hold a dialogue with Michael Schmidt? Continue reading
Left to Right: Greg Sorbara, seen here resigning as Finance Minister in the McGuinty government, with his wife, Kate, in a frame from a Toronto Star video; Right, Polyface farmer Joel Salatin
In today’s roundup of letter we include one to Greg Sorbara, MPP for Vaughan, former Finance Minister in the McGuinty government, and former cowshare member, or at least his wife was once a cowshare member. Also included today is a letter to Premier McGuinty from an American farmer and author, Joel Salatin, who was made famous by being featured in Michael Pollan’s books, as well as in the movie, “Food, Inc.”. Keep sending in copies of your letters to your political representatives and we’ll keep publishing them. Write to us at thebovine AT gmx DOT com
To: Greg Sorbara firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is a letter which I have just emailed to Dalton McGuinty. I hope that you can have some influence on him. Continue reading
People are continuing to write to Dalton McGuinty and to other influential politicians in Ontario, Canada, and beyond. Here’s our third installment of letters to political representatives on the Michael Schmidt raw milk issue. Once again, these will be archived along with the earlier letters we’ve received, on our Letters page.
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October 22, 2011
Dear Andrea Horwath,
Leader, Ontario’s NDP
I urge you to pressure Dalton McGuinty to meet with Michael Schmidt in person as soon as possible to start a dialog on legalizing raw milk.
Raw milk is safe for human consumption. In all the years of the operation of Glencolton Farms not one person has become sick. I have been serving raw milk to my family for many years. My children have grown up on raw milk, and are healthy and strong. Read the accounts of people who have been restored to good health with access to raw milk, including accounts of babies and young children. Dairy farmers can legally drink raw milk from their cows. Continue reading