The raw milk debate: Did Canada just give away your right to choose what you consume?
Manda Aufochs Gillespie, Oct 17th, 2011
Hey Canadians, you have no right to drink milk says the Ontario Court of Justice. Specifically, the judge overturned an earlier court’s decision to allow informed consent for cowshare members to drink raw milk in Ontario, saying” “The entitlement to consume milk, raw or otherwise, is not a Charter protected right.”
This declaration by a Canadian court came just on the tail of a similar declaration in a Wisconsin court which ruled that people in that U.S. state “do not have a fundamental right to produce and consume the foods of their choice….”
These attacks on food freedom are the most recent saga in the ongoing legal battle about the constitutionality of raw milk. Read entire story here.
Canadian Consumer Raw Milk Advocacy Group
We are a group of Canadian consumers working to regain the legal right to provide our families with clean, healthy raw milk and its various products. A provision can be made under the current law for an agreement between farmer and consumer that does not in any way “endanger” the public. It is done successfully elsewhere and can be done here if Canadian raw milk consumers will band together and have a united voice with government. Raw milk is being consumed legally in many other countries and yet our government claims it is a dangerous substance. Our antiquated laws can and should be modified so that consumers do not need to own a farm in order to access raw milk openly. Visit this site here.