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Raw milk advocate Michael Schmidt found not guilty...

Here is the article
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/artic...

"Government officials had little to say about the decision Thursday afternoon. But dairy experts say the ruling will spur more cow-share programs to form and encourage the underground co-ops already operating in Ontario to surface. And, they say, it will likely force the government to change its laws to allow the sale and distribution of raw milk in the province."

Hopefully this will open up the dairy market to allow some current 'illegal' cheeses
some info here
http://www.torontolife.com/features/m...

I am not so big in trying to get my hands on raw milk, but I would love to make it easier to get some of these cheeses.

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  1. From the start I thought the case was a ridiculous waste of time. He wasn't selling milk, he was selling shares in a cow and providing the milk to the owners for their own use. Even with the health argument posed by the gov't, why are they meddling in what adults want to eat? Anyways, good for him, I'm glad he won.

    1. I think this is great news!

      1. Was pleased to hear this as well. And I totally agree with you about being able to get some of the currently illegal cheeses. Also, I have always wanted to try my hand at making cheese (if anyone has seen the episode of food jammers where they did it.)

        1. Euphoria will pale on the first death or serious illness resulting.

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          1. re: DockPotato

            Anyone who chooses to consume raw milk and/or raw milk cheese is making a conscious choice. I certainly would not blame anyone if I became ill as a result of consuming a raw milk product. And if I died from raw milk, I would hope my family would know that I made a conscious choice to consume this product and not freak out and sue somebody.

            As many advocates have said, the Europeans are not dropping like flies and they've been consuming raw milk products for a long time. I've had the opportunity to try raw milk and I enjoyed it. I'm still alive and in good health. As a person who tries to consume as few processed foods as possible, I'm pleased at this first step towards a less pasteurised, processed society.

            1. re: chefhound

              "Anyone who chooses to drive without a seatbelt is making a conscious choice. I certainly would not blame anyone if I became ill as a result a head-on crash while not wearing a sealtbelt. And if I died from that crash, I would hope my family would know that I made a conscious choice to drive without a seatbelt and not freak out and sue somebody.

              As many advocates have said, the Mexicans are not dropping like flies and they've been driving without seatbelts for a long time. I've had the opportunity to drive without a seatbelt and I enjoyed it. I'm still alive and in good health. As a person who tries to wear as little safety gear as possible, I'm pleased at this first step towards a less safe, more free society."

              1. re: Indirect Heat

                lol

                1. re: Indirect Heat

                  If you choose to choose to drive without a seatbelt, you ARE making a conscious decision. And if you do die, you have nobody to blame but yourself.

                  If the Mexicans driving without seatbelts, they probably are dropping like flies and they also can blame no one but themselves.

                  You're making an absurd comparision so your argument doesn't have merit. You can't compare driving without a seatbelt to a food choice. Do people in Japan blame the blowfish if they choose to eat it? They know what the risks are and it's a personal decision.

            2. This brings back another article from The Globe and Mail...

              http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/n...

              1. This is great news. I hope it gets legalized beyond the cow-share type ownership arrangements though.

                1. Great news. Listeria for everyone!