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43 Mainstream Media Outlets Cover Michael Schmidt’s Raw Milk Appeal

Michael Schmidt talks to a CBC news reporter on the steps of Osgoode Hall Wednesday.

According to Michael Schmidt’s first lawyer, Clayton Ruby, this case will be won or lost in the court of public opinion. And that’s why the news media coverage is significant. Because coverage in the press helps spread public awareness of the issue. Regardless of the slant of the stories, questions are being raised in the minds of thinking people across the country. By the way, that count of 43 is as of Saturday, Feb. 8th, according to Google’s news aggregator. Here are 25 examples from that list: Continue reading


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Vote in the CBC raw milk survey!

From CBC news: 

Vote in the CBC poll. Click image above to go to page with poll on it.

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Vote in new radio station raw milk poll

From Bayshore Broadcasting:

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Vote in CBC raw milk legalization poll

From Community Team, at CBC news.ca

Where the poll stood at 3:23 pm Thursday

“Durham dairy farmer Michael Schmidt was found guilty of selling and distributing raw milk on Wednesday, a decision that overturned his 2010 acquittal.

While it is not against the law to drink unpasteurized milk in Canada, it is illegal to sell it despite the niche demand in Ontario and other provinces.

Health officials maintain that milk must be pasteurized before it is sold, as it can contain pathogens like salmonella, listeria and E. coli – all harmful or deadly if consumed….”

The same poll, but 10 hours later.

[The Bovine editor’s commentary: As you can see in the second image, the percentage of respondents who voted YES has increase from 80% to 90%. You don’t have to be a math whiz to know that this is an overwhelming message from the public to the effect that raw milk SHOULD be legalized and that we should stop persecuting and prosecuting farmers like Michael Schmidt who make great personal sacrifices to enable people to exercise what they see as their right to decide what they should eat and drink. You can’t get much more basic than that. The poll seems to be still running, so if you haven’t voted yet, click on the link below and vote now!]

Read the whole story and vote in the poll on CBCnews.ca


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Harper ready to scrap Wheat Board in spite of prairie farmers voting to keep it

From Huffington Post Canada:

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board Gerry Ritz rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Wednesday June 15, 2011. Canadian Press photo via Huffington Post Canada website.

Canadian Wheat Board Defies Ottawa, Organizes Own Farmer Vote On Monopoly

THE CANADIAN PRESS — WINNIPEG – Ottawa won’t do it, so the Canadian Wheat Board’s farmer-controlled board of directors is organizing its own vote on the marketing agency’s future.

Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has announced plans to strip the board of its monopoly without a vote, even though one is required by the current Canadian Wheat Board Act. Continue reading


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Go to Globe and Mail.com Vote in poll

Thanks to Karen Selick, Litigation Direction of the Canadian Constitution Foundation, and Michael Schmidt’s lawyer, for noticing this new Globe and Mail opinion poll on raw milk and bringing it to our attention;

Screen grab from Globe and Mail.com. Click on image to go to poll.

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80% favour raw milk sales in Yahoo poll

Yahoo news is asking whether raw milk sales should be prohibited.

Looks like a landslide so far. All you DFO readers better get on the ball if you want to tilt the table.

I think we all know the answer to that question


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