This blog has chronicled seemingly endless abuses of power against farmers merely trying to do what farmers have done for centuries—grow food and sell it to friends and neighbors.
“The whole cantaloupes in the stores are now safe to eat,” Food Safety News reassured its readers on September 26, 2011.
As a journalist, I probably read news reports and articles differently than most people….as in more critically. At the same time, I admire well done stories, especially in my own area of expertise.
Holding onto expectations can be a setup for disappointment.
“If you wanna complain….I’m not the complaint department.”
From song, "Complaint Department" by Likki Li
Canadian raw dairy farmer Michael Schmidt has been in legal limbo for about twenty years now.
Shortly after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics issued their one-two punch against raw milk in December—with widespread media attention— I was talking with a couple of dairy farmers about the course of events.
I have been watching legislative and court hearings about raw milk for a number of years now, and the scenario runs something like this: Raw milk proponents parade up to the sta
I love eucalyptus trees, both their smell and their look. But I didn’t like learning about how they are being used to supposedly fight global warming.
Gradually, ever so gradually, public health and medical professionals are moderating their tone against raw milk.