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“Raw-milk dairy rebrands products as cosmetics to stay in business”

Shannon Moneo, writing in The Globe and Mail:

Cosmetics counter at Our Cows in Chilliwack BC. Photo via Globe and Mail.com

A Chilliwack raw-milk dairy has become a de facto cowsmetics counter as jars brimming with only unpasteurized milk are labelled Cleopatra’s enzymatic body lotion while raw cream alone is christened massage cream.

Ordered to stop distributing raw milk for human consumption because B.C.’s Public Health Act considers the product a health hazard, the 22-cow dairy has rebranded to keep raw milk flowing for its 450 Vancouver-area customers.

Disparaged as a “sneaky” way of skirting laws against the sale of raw milk, it’s the latest development in a national campaign that sets public health concerns against consumers who want pure unpasteurized product Continue reading

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Globe and Mail reports on fallout from court ruling on B.C. cowshare dairy

An excerpt from Thursday’s Globe and Mail. Story by Shannon Moneo:

Alice Jongerden of Home on the Range pours raw milk. Brett Beadle photo for The Globe and Mail

“The B.C. Supreme Court has ordered a Chilliwack, B.C., farmer to stop distributing raw milk – but that hasn’t stanched the flow of the illicit liquid from the Home on the Range farm.

Alice Jongerden had been caring for and milking 20 Jersey cows for 400 cow-share co-op members, but Thursday is to be her last day tending the herd. Facing a possible contempt-of-court charge, she has decided to stop distributing raw milk, after a months-long battle with health authorities. Continue reading

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