January 21, 2010
here's to the right to choose raw milk
Dairy farmer Michael Schmidt walks out of a Newmarket courthouse not guilty of bovine milky mischief.
"The judgment is the culmination of a three-year legal battle that has made Mr. Schmidt a star in a growing international food-rights movement fuelled by mistrust of the industrial food system.
Today's ruling means that raw, or unpasteurized, milk produced by Mr. Schmidt's cows – heritage Canadiennes bred near the town of Durham, Ont. – can legally be distributed to the small network of consumers who have bought “cow shares” in exchange for access to the animals' unprocessed milk". Globe story
And Michael Schmidt’s blog.