From Rady Ananda, on Food Freedom News
“An international team of researchers recently confirmed that children who drink fresh milk – unprocessed and unpasteurized – have a better immune response to allergens and are far less likely to develop asthma.
Researchers from Indiana, Switzerland, and Germany ran surveys and tests on Swiss and US children aged 6-12 years and submitted their results to the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunologylast month. 
Because the Amish emigrated from Switzerland, and are thus genetically similar, the team compared Northern Indiana Amish farm children with today’s Swiss kids. Though rural kids are known to be healthier than city kids, the team found that the Amish have a superior immune response to allergens and asthma than even Swiss farm kids have. Continue reading
From Rady Ananda, on The People’s Voice:
Food Freedom Day (Nov 23) rally at Tunney's Pasture in Ottawa. Photo Jacqueline Fennel
“The State of Maine recently sued farmer Dan Brown for selling food and milk without State licenses, despite a local law that permits it. “Blue Hill is one of five Maine towns to have passed the Local Food and Community Self-Governance Ordinance,” explains Family Farm Defenders.
On Nov. 15, the California Dept of Food and Agriculture recalled raw milk products from Organic Pastures Dairy Co. in Fresno, after five children became ill and admitted to drinking raw milk from OPDC. Tests confirmed, however, that the products did not contain the variety of E. coli known as O157:H7 from which the children suffered. Continue reading
From Rady Ananda, on Global Research.ca
“A close look at the people behind the raw milk scare, and the actual numbers of foodborne illness, reveals that politics more than science drives the food safety agenda in the U.S.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack just appointed Susan Vaughn Grooters to the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF), which is also served by Dr. Wafa Birbari of junk food giant, Sara Lee Corp. Continue reading
Here’s an excerpt from Rady Ananda, writing on the “Practical Populism” blog:
Michael Schmidt poses for a picture with the ichannel crowd last Sunday night following the theatrical premiere of "Milk War" at the Royal Cinema in downtown Toronto. The movie's TV premiere will follow this Sunday Sept. 26th. Left to right in the picture: Rosemary Fusza director of programming at ichannel, filmmakers Kevin O'Keefe and Declan O'Driscoll and farmer Michael Schmidt.
“Amid a resurgence in local food systems emerges Milk War, a documentary highlighting raw milk skirmishes that pit corporate-owned regulatory agencies against food freedom – the right to eat of the Earth without government interference. Milk War airs this Sunday in Canada on the ichannel at 8pm and 11pm Eastern. Continue reading
Here’s the scoop from Rady Ananda, excerpted from Global Research.ca:
GMO grapevines destroyed -- Frence citizens destroy trial vineyard. Agence France Presse photo.
“Early Sunday morning, French police stood help less as sixty people, locked inside an open-air field of genetically modified grapevines, uprooted all the plants. In Spain last month, dozens of people destroyed two GMO fields. On the millennial cusp, Indian farmers burned Bt cotton in their Cremate Monsanto campaign. Ignored by multinational corporations and corrupt public policy makers, citizens act to protect the food supply and the planet. Continue reading