In case you haven’t noticed already, the recent raw milk documentary which aired Monday March 28th, is now online for anyone to look at, anytime. Not sure how long it will be up there, so if you haven’t seen it yet, why not take a look to see what the TVO folks have made of the present raw milk situation in Ontario. Watch it here.
TVO’s description of the 15 minute raw milk mini-documentary is as follows:
“Health officials in Ontario say raw milk isn’t safe for human consumption and therefore it is illegal. Some people though, will go far to get milk that is not pasteurized. Ontario dairy farmer Michael Schmidt has been locked in a legal battle over raw milk for more than two decades. This video looks at the debate over raw milk.”
Also notable is the opportunity for comments. So far there have been two comments posted. Here’s one of them, from Kevin Moynagh: Continue reading
TUESDAY JANUARY 26: Today in Thornhill, several Glencolton farmshare member were interviewed by a television crew for an upcoming program on TV Ontario (photo below). TVO will also be sending a camera crew to cover the Raw Milk Symposium in Guelph this Saturday, January 30th.
TVO producer Liane Kotler interviews farmshare members at “The Blue Bus”.
Mark McAfee flew in from California to Canada this week for the Raw Milk Symposium this coming Saturday and stopped by to chat today with the farmshare members as well. That’s Mark, in the photo below, signing the food rights declaration on the side of the Glencolton Farms truck. Mark met with the farmshare members together with his wife Blaine who will also be presenting at this weekend’s Symposium. Thanks to David Pickett for the photo.
Mark runs a large raw milk farm and dairy in California and has been active in helping establish standards for raw milk production in the U.S. through the RAWMI organization.
Remember The Bovine’s post from last week titled “TVO’s Steve Paikin looks at what it will take to get raw milk onto the market in Ontario — that’s tonight, March 25th“. Well, here’s the video of that interview with Arthur Hill about what it’ll take to get raw milk legally available in Ontario:
Raw milk is on Steve Paikin’s agenda tonight
“March 25, 2014 Food Fears?
After two decades of genetically modified crops, fears persist. The Agenda examines if those fears are justified. And, what will it take to see raw milk brought to market in Ontario?
Genetically Modified at 20
As the 20th anniversary of GMOs in Canada approaches, what have we learned in two decades? Are we any closer to scientifically proving whether GMOs are safe or harmful to our health? The Agenda examines why this issue still remains such a polarizing force.
Arthur Hill: Getting to a Raw Milk Deal
Ontario dairy farmer Michael Schmidt recently lost his legal appeal to overturn his 2011 conviction for selling raw milk. Is he getting a raw deal or is there a way to getting to a raw milk deal? The Agenda examines what it will take to get raw milk to market.”
Weeknights at 8 pm and 11 pm on the TVO television channel.