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Support the Real Food Movement – Ask Dalton McGuinty to Talk with Michael Schimdt!

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Michael Schmidt is a true, modern-day hero. This passionate, Ontario dairy farmer believes in the peoples’ right to be able to consume the foods they choose. He has put everything on the line to stand up for these rights.

Raw milk is currently illegal in Canada, and to prove his point he is fasting, and has been for 25 days.

For decades, there are plenty of foods and food products that have been recalled off the shelves in many countries, and those foods have made people sick or killed them. And still, those foods are allowed to continue being sold without any repercussions to the food companies producing them. And yet, healthy, real food continues to come under fire from government and health officials.

He has owned and operated a sustainable farming operation where he produces raw milk from healthy cows on pasture.  He believes with all his heart in the way he produces this milk for his customers, who have all freely chosen to do so for their own health and well-being.  Michael has worked tirelessly to promote the production and availability of safe, healthy food for everyone’s consumption.

Do you believe in the right to be able to eat what you want? He believes those rights are something everyone should be granted. If you feel the same way, please take some time to contact Premier Dalton McGuinty, with a respectful and kind but firm message stating how you feel about this situation.

Send Premier Dalton McGuinty a direct message

Send Twitter messages to Dalton McGuinty

.Retweet any messages here that you find about this subject.  Here’s messages on Twitter folks are tweeting right now.

Fax Premier Dalton McGuinty: 

(416) 325-3745

Send as many faxes as you can, remember, we are trying to make this topic on the forefront of everyone’s minds.

If you don’t have a fax machine, sign up for a free account through Fax Zero.

Send letters to Premier Dalton McGuinty at the following address:

Premier Dalton McGuinty

Roon 281, Main Legislative Building, Queen’s Park

Toronto, Ontario M7A 1A1

Time is of the essence, so sending letters overnight through FedEx is a good idea.

Please watch this important video with footage from a raw milk rally to support real food and raw milk.

Help Michael Schmidt

Support Michael Schmidt and join his Facebook page. You can also add friends to this group once you’ve joined.

DONATE to Michael Schmidt’s Legal Fund

Join in on the Michael Schmidt Solidarity Raw Milk Fast, tomorrow, October 25th from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m.

Drink raw milk only during this time to gesture your support of and solidarity to the cause. His goal is to meet with the premier of Ontario, Hon. Dalton McGuinty to have discussions about the safe legalization of raw milk sales and cow shares. If you are unable to fast, just raise a glass of raw milk (or another wholesome beverage) in salute of Michael and say a prayer for him. Everyone should be able to participate.

The Weston A. Price Foundation has some additional information with a sample letter for contacting officials.

Support the Canadian Constitution Foundation and Michael Schmidt

in the court challenge to legalize raw milk in Canada

Others to contact: 

Call, e-mail, write letters, and fax to the following officials: 

Deborah Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-term Care
dmatthews.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org
10 th Floor, Hepburn Block
80 Grosvenor Street
Toronto, Ontario M7A 2C4
Tel.: 416-327-4300
Fax: 416-327-3679

Margarett Best, Minister of Health Promotion
mbest.mpp@liberal.ola.org
8 th Floor, 777 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario M7A 1S5
Tel.: 416-326-8500
Fax: 416-326-8520

Linda Jeffrey, Minister of Natural Resources
(e-mail address not listed on website)
Suite 6630, 6 th Floor, Whitney Block
99 Wellesley Street West
Toronto, Ontario M7A 1W3
Tel.: 416-314-2301
Fax: 416-325-5316

Federal Cabinet Ministers:
Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health
leona.aglukkaq@parl.gc.ca
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6
Tel.: 867-979-4193
Fax: 867-979-4196

Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
gerry.ritz@parl.gc.ca
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6
Tel.: 306-445-2004
Fax: 306-445-0207

More information on Michael Schmidt’s case: 

Regina vs. Michael Schmidt 

Michael Schmidt slated to be the main speaker at Raw Milk Freedom Riders’ Nov. 1st drink-in at FDA headquarters

Michael Schmidt Back on Hunger Strike - Hartke is Online!

Please share this post and any related information you can with everyone you know – on social media like Facebook, StumbleUpon, Twitter, etc., and don’t stop fighting to keep our rights to consume real food!

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Don’t Miss the Weston A. Price Conference 2011 in Dallas, TX!

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If you have never attended the Weston A. Price Wise Traditions Conference and you care about sustainable food and farming, this is one event you should NOT miss! And, it’s happening very soon in Dallas, TX November 11-13, 2011.

Last year was my first year attending, and I count it as one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. Don’t know what The Weston A. Price Foundation is? WAP is a world-wide foundation which advocates sustainable food and farming, and the consumption of nutrient-dense diets as eaten by our ancestors.

In the 1930′s, Dr. Weston A. Price, a dentist, traveled the world to discover why his patients were experiencing tooth decay and other degenerative health issues. What he learned was that in all the traditional cultures of the world, those who were the healthiest and disease-free were the groups who consumed high amounts of traditional fats and proteins like butter, lard, tallow, cod liver oil, milk, meat, eggs, and organ meats, and were not exposed to any processed foods (white flour, processed grains, or refined sugar). Must read: Dr. Price’s amazing book, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration.

The best part about the conference  – besides the amazing lectures, food, and vendors – is being able to meet and get to know some of the amazing people you know from blogs, Facebook, and other social networking sites.  I didn’t have nearly enough time to visit and have conversations with all the wonderful people I met there – individuals who are passionate about real, sustainable food and health, and who spend most of their lives reaching out to others and helping to educate about these critical issues – but the time I did spend was incredibly fantastic.

To register for this year’s Wise Traditions 12th Annual Conference, MythBusters, click below:

Weston A. Price Foundation Wise Traditions Conference 2011, Mythbusters

Here are just some of the fantastic speakers and topics you’ll get to see if you attend:

  • Russ Bianchi, PhD, expert on high fructose corn syrup
  • Natasha Campbell-McBride MD, author of Gut and Psychology Syndrome
  • Jules Klapper, expert on dirty electricity
  • Monica Corrado, holistic nutrition and food educator
  • Thomas Cowan, MD, author of Fourfold Path to Healing
  • Kaayla Daniel, PhD, author of The Whole Soy Story
  • Robert Disney, environmental scientist
  • Jacques Goulet, PhD, expert on trace minerals
  • Kathy Kramer, CN, WAPF Office Manager
  • Sally Fallon Morell, MA, author of Nourishing Traditions
  • Kimberly Hartke, WAPF publicist and real food blogger
  • Brian T. Hickey, DC. Certified Professional Applied Kinesiologist
  • Paul Jaminet, PhD, author of The Perfect Health Diet
  • Sharon Kane, expert on gluten-free baking
  • Chris Masterjohn, expert on fat-soluble vitamins
  • Mark McAfee, CEO, Organic Pastures Dairy
  • Judith McGeary, Esq, founder Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance
  • Joseph Mercola, DO, author of The No-Grain Diet
  • Denise Minger, China Study debunker
  • Pentti Nupponen, DMD, holistic dentist
  • Sally Pacholok, RN, co-author of Could It Be B12?
  • Sarah Pope, of The Healthy Home Economist blog
  • Michael Schmidt, Canadian raw milk activist
  • Pam Schoenfeld, RD, expert on vitamin B6
  • Matt Stone, author of 180 Degree Nutrition
  • Harvey Ussery, author of The Small Scale Poultry Flock
  • Howard Vlieger, expert on GMO dangers
  • David Wetzel, expert on cod liver oil
  • Louisa Williams, MS, DC, ND, author of Radical Medicine
  • Will Winter, DVM, expert on pastured livestock
Don’t miss the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund fundraiser dinner happening on Thursday, November 10, 2011:
Old Time Festive Texas Country Supper, Offal Appetizer Cook Off, Fiddle Concert, Dance and much, much more…
 6:45 pm – 10:30 pm, Sheraton Dallas Hotel, 400 North Olive Street, Dallas, TX
FTCLDF is a non-profit organization protects the rights of farmers and consumers to engage in direct commerce; it protects the rights of farmers to sell the products of the farm and the rights of consumers to access the foods of their choice from the source of their choice. FTCLDF is a true grassroots organization and receives no government funding and little or no corporate funding. Main sources of funding are membership fees, individual donations and grants for public interest litigation from its sister organization, the Farm-to-Consumer Foundation.
Besides the various speaking events, the fundraiser dinner,  and opportunities to meet people you may know online, there are a variety of wonderful vendors selling healthy, safe, foods and other products. I had such fun strolling through the event hall browsing through all the wonderful assortments of food and other offerings available. I even bought a few things and took them home like raw cheese, Amish soap, and crispy nuts.

Here’s just a few of the people I got to meet and/or see again last year:

Kat from Kat’s Food Blog

Lisa from Real Food Digest

Ann Marie from Cheeseslave

Alex from Feed Me Like You Mean It

Kimberly Hartke from Hartke is Online!

Amy and Matt from Real Food Whole Health

Kim from The Nourishing Cook

Elizabeth from Nourishing Creations

Jenny from Nourished Kitchen

Kelly the Kitchen Kop

David Wetzel of Green Pasture Products

Sarah The Healthy Home Economist

Unfortunately I won’t be attending this year, but I had to give my glowing endorsement of this incredible conference. I can’t say enough good things about it. If you only go to one conference this year, make it the Weston A. Price Wise Traditions Conference. If you do attend, please say hello to everyone and drink some tall glasses of raw milk for me! Do you have past conference experiences to share?