Kate Hammer of the Toronto Globe and Mail hammers out on what could be a landmark victory in Canada and a good basis for defense in the U.S on the raw milk trial of farmer Michael Schmidt. Mark is a member of Weston A. Price Foundation. To keep up and learn the results of the trial, bookmark The Bovine. Here is an intro to her article. Kate’s full article.
“NEWMARKET, ONT. — Ontario’s dairy dissenter, Michael Schmidt, told a packed courtroom yesterday that the laws that criminalize the sale of raw milk compromise rights protected by Canada’s Constitution and are therefore invalid.
Mr. Schmidt faces 20 charges relating to the “cow share” program he operates from his dairy farm in Durham, Ont., near Owen Sound. Drained of funds after 15 years of battling the provincial government over the sale of unpasteurized products, Mr. Schmidt represented himself at his trial, which began yesterday in Ontario Court in Newmarket.