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Support food freedom and help stop the hunger fast of Michael Schmidt

Kimi Harris
Mother Nature Network [1]
October 26, 2011

In a fight for the right to raw milk, farmer Michael Schmidt undertakes a grueling hunger fast until the Canadian Premier agrees to meet with him.

The right to decide what one can eat and drink seems a very basic human right. Yet, even that simple freedom can be trampled upon. Take Michael Schmidt for example. He is a biodynamic [2] farmer with a masters degree in agriculture and has been an instrumental voice for both the rights of farmers and consumers.

Over the last 17 years Schmidt has tried to work with authorities to find solutions for providing raw milk legally to people in Canada. He feels that informed consumers should have the right to drink clean raw milk. The Canadian government disagrees. So his farm was raided as if he had contraband and his farm family terrorized. This happened despite the fact that nobody has ever gotten sick from drinking his milk.
Similar situations have happened in the U.S. as well. I wonder if they sent SWAT teams to the farm that produced the cantaloupes that have made so many ill [3]?
He was acquitted of all charges at first, but the Province of Ontario decided to appeal the acquittal and Schmidt was then found guilty of 15 of the 19 charges. I find it ironic that in a world full of evil and injustice so much attention is directed at consumers’ food choices. Michael has since gone on a hunger fast [4] only asking that a constructive dialogue happen. He is now on his fourth week, and I want to see this man eating soon.
Full article here [1]