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Raw Milk Charges

paulaayn's picture


An article in the Ontario Farmer (8 Ap 08)caught my eye the other day. There is a Ontario farmer, Michael Schmidt, being charged for selling raw milk under a cowshare program. Why I mention it is that he supposedly has busloads of Amish and Mennonites organized to come and fill seats at his trial.  What's really ironic is the Queen's own herd supplies raw milk for consumption, and it's "technically" the Queen laying the charges  :) 

People really should have a choice in what products they buy. Personally, I'm allergic to a milk protien that get's changed during pasteurization, raw milk would probably be the solution to my milk problems, but I can't get any unless I milk the cow myself.


LuvMaerz's picture
Re: Raw Milk Charges

"A mind is like a parachute. It doesnt work if it's not open."- Frank Zappa

 There was a segment on Martha Stewart a few weeks back, showing a family-run farm here in the US that bottles and sells raw milk products.  Before that, I just figured all our milk was pasteurized.

Re: Raw Milk Charges

Thank you for sharing that.  Humans are the only living creature that consume the mammary gland secretions (milk...that sounds better) of other beings.  In other words, goats don't as a habit drink the milk from giraffes....That is quite the height of hypocrisy that the Queen has her own herd and the Canadian Crown is bringing these charges....If I want to buy and drink raw milk I think I should be able to.....however, our society is so "sue happy" (at least here in the US) that I think the consumer should have to sign a waiver releasing the seller of any liability.....Keep us posted as to how the trial progresses!

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