The great divide between the well-marketed image of Vermont dairy farming and its stark and toxic realities is becoming harder and harder to ignore. The marketing shows healthy cows grazing on lush pastures. But the reality is cows on concrete, being fed a diet of GMO-corn and the toxic residues from the hundreds of thousands of pounds of herbicides sprayed annually on the corn and hay fields.
Since I guess this might be the only news source covering this story – i’ll post it here – it’s certainly important to Ontarioians. The York Region and the Attorney General on behalf of the Ministry of Agric & Rural Affairs are trying to instill a blanket injunction on the production and distribution of any raw milk producer in Ontario. Michael Schmidt has been fighting this battle for 22 years. They seem determined to shut him, and any “John Doe” who are trying to provide raw milk to the people in that area, down. How terribly sad, government gone wrong. We are facing the same issue in America.