The right to choose your own food

$55,276 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 504 people in 33 months
Twenty one years ago, Michael Schmidt began a fight that continues today.

His fight, which has now become our fight, is to allow us to choose our own food.

Food rights, for mothers, children, families and all of us.

For two decades he has been harassed and persecuted by the government.

Today, Glencolton Farms is owned by 120 families who stand by Michael to offer a bastion of resistance in this struggle against unfair government action. We are not going away, we are not hiding, for we have nothing to hide.

This is a long fight. Legal bills, communications, advocacy….all are part of the costs of standing up for the rights of people to choose their own food.

Please donate today. A donation of $50 contributes to one hour of legal support for Michael and the owners of Glencolton Farms.

This is a fight for all who care about where their food comes from. Please be part of this today.
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Thank you so much for all of your ongoing support of this issue.
As some may recall last November Michael got sentenced to 60 days in jail being deemed guilty by the court for obstruction of a peace officer during the raid on Glencolton Farms in 2015. After serving 8 days over 2 weekends he is out on bail pending the appeal of this ridiculous decision. Now the appeal hearing is not yet scheduled, but he is required to order all the transcripts from the trial in order to appeal the decision. These transcripts have been ordered and paid for on credit to the sum of $10,000. We are so appalled that justice is so costly. We realize it would be less costly to go to jail in the long run, but such injustices should not be held unchallenged. Please consider contributing to help cover the cost of these transcripts and bring the funds raised from $54,941- $64,941
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Help us defend constitutional rights of raw milk consumers in Canada!

Raw milk consumers across Canada have spent decades peacefully trying to obtain raw milk from local farmers despite the threat of harassment from the authorities. Finally, some of us have stepped forward to tell the courts that our constitutional rights are being violated by laws restricting access to raw milk – a food that is perfectly legal to consume in Canada.
Check out their campaign at https://www.gofundme.com/legal-raw-milk-canada
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The right to choose your own food has reached 50% of its goal.
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a wonderful article on the farm and importance of your support
http://www.realmilk.com/urgent-update-glencolton-farms/
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Lauren Ayers
24 months ago
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4

I thought Canadians were smarter and kinder than Americans, but "The Crown" wants to prevent raw milk there just as much as American so-called public health departments, the sock puppets of Big Milk, do here. Oddly, the British royal family quite possibly drinks raw milk, considering that they rely on homeopathy for their medical care. This is a 99% issue, do we commoners have the same right as the 1% to drink raw milk?

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Cecily Porter
24 months ago
2
2

When I read what is written below by Sins Opinion, it makes me very sad. I shake my head that people are so uninformed, and obviously deliberately choose to be. How did we ever survive without pasteurization and the government holding our hand (sarcasm, if you can't tell). Even Louis Pasteur knew he was wrong and that Antoine Béchamp was correct. He acknowledged as much on his death bed.

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Michael Schmidt
33 months ago
2
2

This is a battle that has been going on for 21 years. Our Farm has been raided now for the third time since 1994. We keep making small steps in having our right to choose the food we wish to consume respected. The support network has grown and we are coming ever closer to winning this fight. We will concentrate our efforts now on being heard, but most likely charges will come our way. Your contribution will make a difference. This is money will not come to me personally but rather it will go into a trust fund for the purpose of covering the costs (legal and campaigning) of defending food Freedom and will be managed by a team of leaders in the movement.

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Cindy Morrow Cpm
22 months ago
1
1

I did call the number for the Premier. They gave me this number: 4163263074 for Hon. Jeff Leal, Agricultural Minister.

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Kimberley Manrique
27 months ago
1
1

Michael Schmidt Updates If you’ve looking for Michael Schmidt related news and updates on the Bovine it can sometimes be difficult because of the large volume of posts dealing with other raw milk news. That’s why we’ve set up this page with links specifically to posts dealing with the Michael Schmidt case. https://thebovine.wordpress.com/the-michael-schmidt-story/

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Roger Dignard
13 months ago

In order to win in court here are the requirements of all concern!(1) at least 50 children ranging from 1 year old to adulthood who have ALL drank raw milk from their family owned farm come to attest that they have been kept healthy due to unpasteurised milk,(2) Confirmed affidavits of the tests done on baby calves with licensed vets animal doctors who witnessed these test and confirm the cause of death is consumption of pasteurised milk!(3) It is to protect the profits of the dairy industry,not the health of health seekers who want to drink healthy raw cows milk. (4) the onus is on the prosecution to bring positive proof that raw milk is unsafe and bring death and sickness evidence in the court that unpasteurised milk has caused any death or sickness! They cannot bring any evidence from all who consumed raw milk. (5) That it is against the bill of rights for the governments to prevent our choices of better healthy foods to safeguard our health for ourselves and our children! We must have the right to chose our foods not the governments forced on us dictatorship!

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Roger Dignard
13 months ago

Where is the logic that unpasteurised milk is unsafe? It is not about your health but the financial health of the greedy dairy industry who seeks longer shelf life of milk to protect their profits. Raw cows milk is entirely safe if it comes from healthy cows free of antibiotics and growth hormones and steroids which are all cancer producing agents! Millions of children across Canada living on farms all drink unpasteurised milk and are healthier from it. Some experiments have been performed on new born calves fed only bottled fed pasteurised milk and ALL have died within ONE MONTH from pasteurised milk. So if pasteurise milk CANNOT sustain a baby calf alive to become an adult cows, how can it be healthy for human consumption? When Louis Pasteur discovered that pasteurised milk lasted longer than raw milk ,then there were no refrigeration and also the standard of cleanliness and the safe handling of milk which consist of 5 steps were not adhere to.(1) Milk must be put in a sterilised container (2) It must be sealed to prevent outside contaminants and pathogens to reach the milk. (3) it must be stored at 1 to 4 degrees celcius cool temperature.(4) it must not be left at room temperature but kept in the fridge, (5) it must be consumed within 10 days to assure that milk is fresh and not sour.Sour milk is not harmful. It is used in some recipie. so unpasteurised milk described above is entirely safe and can turn into living cells. Pasteurised milk CANNOT turn into living cells ,the reason little calves all died! So no calcium can be absorbed from pasteurised milk because all digestive enzymes in the milk is destroyed by heat and useless for human consumption but creates diseases and allergies in humans and is the key contributing reason for strokes and heart attacks!!!

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Roger Dignard
13 months ago

Where is the logic tht unpsteurizwd milk is unsafe? It is not about yor haelth but te financial helrh of the greedy diry industry who seeks longer fhelf life of milk to protect their profits. Raw cows milk is entirely safe if it comes from helthy cows free of antibiotics and growth hormones and steroids which are all cancer producing agents! Millions of children across canada living on frms all drinkunpasteurized milk and are healthier from it. Some experiments have been perfrmed with on new born calves fed only bottled fed asteurized milk and ALL have died within ONE MONTH from pasteurized milkk.So if pasteurize milk CANNOT sustain a baby calf alive to become an adult cow, how can it be healthy for human consumption? Wgen Louis Pasteur discoverd that pasteurized milk lasted longer than raw milk ,then there were no refrigeration and also the standard of cleanliness and the safe handling of milk which consist of 5 steps were not adhere to.(1) Milk must be put in a sterilized container (2) It must be sealed to prevent outside contaminants and pathogens to reach the milk. (3)it must be stored at 1 to 4 degrees celcius cool temperature.(4) it must not be left at room temperature but kept in the fridge, (5) it must be consumed withinn 10 days to assure that milk is fresh and not sour.Sour milk is not harmful. It is used in some recipies. so unpasteurized milk described above is entirely safe and can turn into living cells. Pasteurized milk CANNOT turn into living cells ,the reason little calves all died! So no calcium can be absorbed from pasteirized milk because all digestive enzymein the milk is destroyed by heat and useless for human consumption but creates diseases and allergies in humans and is the key contributing reason for strokes and heart attacks!!!

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Alena Valova
15 months ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLRdihFi6gw The reason for not being allowed to have raw milk is: Population is not supposed to be healthy! That's it. When you look around and see things with open mind, it will be obvious! Very obvious!

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Sins Opinion
24 months ago

You have every right to choose your own food. That doesn't negate the government's responsibility to ensure only safe food is sold. Standards, such as pasteurization, are ignored lives are put at risk. I'm grateful to you & other farmers that provide a source of food nevertheless I do not support attempts to circumvent practices that have saved many lives over decades past.

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Craig Stewart
28 months ago

Yeah, so what food is it. Milk?

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Debbie Perret
33 months ago

It would be helpful to have more details regarding the history and current situation. It sounds like a worthwhile cause but it's hard to know without more information. Thanks!

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Hans-J. Rosch
4 months ago

I strongly support the right of every citizen to have a choice of food for his own consumption. If anything, the government should be more concerned with the use of chemicals in the food chain which does a lot more harm than drinking raw milk. Chemicals do not belong in the processing of food

Lauren Ayers
24 months ago
4
4

I thought Canadians were smarter and kinder than Americans, but "The Crown" wants to prevent raw milk there just as much as American so-called public health departments, the sock puppets of Big Milk, do here. Oddly, the British royal family quite possibly drinks raw milk, considering that they rely on homeopathy for their medical care. This is a 99% issue, do we commoners have the same right as the 1% to drink raw milk?

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Cecily Porter
24 months ago
2
2

When I read what is written below by Sins Opinion, it makes me very sad. I shake my head that people are so uninformed, and obviously deliberately choose to be. How did we ever survive without pasteurization and the government holding our hand (sarcasm, if you can't tell). Even Louis Pasteur knew he was wrong and that Antoine Béchamp was correct. He acknowledged as much on his death bed.

+ Read More
Michael Schmidt
33 months ago
2
2

This is a battle that has been going on for 21 years. Our Farm has been raided now for the third time since 1994. We keep making small steps in having our right to choose the food we wish to consume respected. The support network has grown and we are coming ever closer to winning this fight. We will concentrate our efforts now on being heard, but most likely charges will come our way. Your contribution will make a difference. This is money will not come to me personally but rather it will go into a trust fund for the purpose of covering the costs (legal and campaigning) of defending food Freedom and will be managed by a team of leaders in the movement.

+ Read More
Cindy Morrow Cpm
22 months ago
1
1

I did call the number for the Premier. They gave me this number: 4163263074 for Hon. Jeff Leal, Agricultural Minister.

+ Read More
Kimberley Manrique
27 months ago
1
1

Michael Schmidt Updates If you’ve looking for Michael Schmidt related news and updates on the Bovine it can sometimes be difficult because of the large volume of posts dealing with other raw milk news. That’s why we’ve set up this page with links specifically to posts dealing with the Michael Schmidt case. https://thebovine.wordpress.com/the-michael-schmidt-story/

+ Read More
Roger Dignard
13 months ago

In order to win in court here are the requirements of all concern!(1) at least 50 children ranging from 1 year old to adulthood who have ALL drank raw milk from their family owned farm come to attest that they have been kept healthy due to unpasteurised milk,(2) Confirmed affidavits of the tests done on baby calves with licensed vets animal doctors who witnessed these test and confirm the cause of death is consumption of pasteurised milk!(3) It is to protect the profits of the dairy industry,not the health of health seekers who want to drink healthy raw cows milk. (4) the onus is on the prosecution to bring positive proof that raw milk is unsafe and bring death and sickness evidence in the court that unpasteurised milk has caused any death or sickness! They cannot bring any evidence from all who consumed raw milk. (5) That it is against the bill of rights for the governments to prevent our choices of better healthy foods to safeguard our health for ourselves and our children! We must have the right to chose our foods not the governments forced on us dictatorship!

+ Read More
Roger Dignard
13 months ago

Where is the logic that unpasteurised milk is unsafe? It is not about your health but the financial health of the greedy dairy industry who seeks longer shelf life of milk to protect their profits. Raw cows milk is entirely safe if it comes from healthy cows free of antibiotics and growth hormones and steroids which are all cancer producing agents! Millions of children across Canada living on farms all drink unpasteurised milk and are healthier from it. Some experiments have been performed on new born calves fed only bottled fed pasteurised milk and ALL have died within ONE MONTH from pasteurised milk. So if pasteurise milk CANNOT sustain a baby calf alive to become an adult cows, how can it be healthy for human consumption? When Louis Pasteur discovered that pasteurised milk lasted longer than raw milk ,then there were no refrigeration and also the standard of cleanliness and the safe handling of milk which consist of 5 steps were not adhere to.(1) Milk must be put in a sterilised container (2) It must be sealed to prevent outside contaminants and pathogens to reach the milk. (3) it must be stored at 1 to 4 degrees celcius cool temperature.(4) it must not be left at room temperature but kept in the fridge, (5) it must be consumed within 10 days to assure that milk is fresh and not sour.Sour milk is not harmful. It is used in some recipie. so unpasteurised milk described above is entirely safe and can turn into living cells. Pasteurised milk CANNOT turn into living cells ,the reason little calves all died! So no calcium can be absorbed from pasteurised milk because all digestive enzymes in the milk is destroyed by heat and useless for human consumption but creates diseases and allergies in humans and is the key contributing reason for strokes and heart attacks!!!

+ Read More
Roger Dignard
13 months ago

Where is the logic tht unpsteurizwd milk is unsafe? It is not about yor haelth but te financial helrh of the greedy diry industry who seeks longer fhelf life of milk to protect their profits. Raw cows milk is entirely safe if it comes from helthy cows free of antibiotics and growth hormones and steroids which are all cancer producing agents! Millions of children across canada living on frms all drinkunpasteurized milk and are healthier from it. Some experiments have been perfrmed with on new born calves fed only bottled fed asteurized milk and ALL have died within ONE MONTH from pasteurized milkk.So if pasteurize milk CANNOT sustain a baby calf alive to become an adult cow, how can it be healthy for human consumption? Wgen Louis Pasteur discoverd that pasteurized milk lasted longer than raw milk ,then there were no refrigeration and also the standard of cleanliness and the safe handling of milk which consist of 5 steps were not adhere to.(1) Milk must be put in a sterilized container (2) It must be sealed to prevent outside contaminants and pathogens to reach the milk. (3)it must be stored at 1 to 4 degrees celcius cool temperature.(4) it must not be left at room temperature but kept in the fridge, (5) it must be consumed withinn 10 days to assure that milk is fresh and not sour.Sour milk is not harmful. It is used in some recipies. so unpasteurized milk described above is entirely safe and can turn into living cells. Pasteurized milk CANNOT turn into living cells ,the reason little calves all died! So no calcium can be absorbed from pasteirized milk because all digestive enzymein the milk is destroyed by heat and useless for human consumption but creates diseases and allergies in humans and is the key contributing reason for strokes and heart attacks!!!

+ Read More
Alena Valova
15 months ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLRdihFi6gw The reason for not being allowed to have raw milk is: Population is not supposed to be healthy! That's it. When you look around and see things with open mind, it will be obvious! Very obvious!

+ Read More
Sins Opinion
24 months ago

You have every right to choose your own food. That doesn't negate the government's responsibility to ensure only safe food is sold. Standards, such as pasteurization, are ignored lives are put at risk. I'm grateful to you & other farmers that provide a source of food nevertheless I do not support attempts to circumvent practices that have saved many lives over decades past.

+ Read More
Craig Stewart
28 months ago

Yeah, so what food is it. Milk?

+ Read More
Debbie Perret
33 months ago

It would be helpful to have more details regarding the history and current situation. It sounds like a worthwhile cause but it's hard to know without more information. Thanks!

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