Today, many hundreds of people including myself are on a raw milk fast in support of, and solidarity with, Michael Schmidt, raw milk farmer and activist from Ontario Canada.
I posted last week about Michael’s character and courage as compared with others such as Judge Patrick Fiedler who would prefer to sell his soul to Monsanto instead of uphold the basic freedoms guaranteed in the US Constitution.
I was relieved to see this video today which shows Michael still strong and sharp in mind though is body is clearly weakened by his 25 day hunger strike.
If you have not done so already, please contact Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario Canada immediately either by email, tweet, fax (416-325-3745) or all of the above to express your strong desire to have him arrange a meeting with Michael Schmidt.
Michael Schmidt will end his hunger strike should Premier McGuinty agree to meet with him.
Wise leaders are also compassionate – will Dalton McGuinty prove himself so by agreeing to meet Michael Schmidt – someone who represents the views of a substantial number of Ontario citizens? Only time will tell.
Here is my letter to Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty.
Dear Premier Dalton McGuinty,
The world is watching and hoping you will save the life of Ontario dairy farmer and national treasure Michael Schmidt by granting his simple wish to meet with you, thereby ending his hunger strike.
The world is watching and hoping you will do the right thing.
We are watching and trusting you to act responsibly in response to citizens who seek to preserve food freedom and access to the wholesome natural foods of their choice, a basic human right embodied by the life and work of Michael Schmidt.
People across Canada, the US and around the globe are hoping you act now, before it is too late.
His hunger strike represents a tipping point between lightness and dark, between liberty and tyranny, between the complete takeover of the food supply by industrial conglomerates vs preserving our shared heritage of sustainable family-scale farms and the freedom to choose how we nourish ourselves and our families.
Please, just meet with him. That is all we ask.
A beautiful letter Beth!
I, too, am going to be milk fasting along with everyone; started today, actually.
I have an off topic question. I made the gingerale and let it sit on the counter for 2 days and now it has some foam on top and it smells weird. Is it ruined? My house is around 70. Last time I made it I used xylitol and it was fine and this time I used sucanat. Help!
I find it particularly horrifying that ALL he wants is to TALK to him, nothing more, and McGuinty is still refusing to even acknowledge what’s going on.
Glad you posted this. I am in Ontario and even though I won’t be fasting, my family and I are one of the many, many families who are getting raw milk here in Ontario. We’ll be raising many, many glasses of milk for Michael and the cause!!! Go RAW MILK – GO FREEDOM OF CHOICE!!! My milkman actually has an extensive waiting list because so many people want raw milk for their families. If I didn’t have young kids to care for, I would totally go down to Toronto city hall and support in person.
It is so awesome to see that so many Americans are supporting us up here in Canada. Thank you and we appreciate it so very much!!!!
Hey, we want milk freedom down here in the States, too! It’s really very sad that a country that was built on a belief in liberty is no longer free enough for citizens to decide for themselves what they want to eat. But we’re rooting for y’all up there! Good luck, and God bless!
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Activist Michael Schmidt’s Video Message to Supporters – The Healthy Home Economist http://t.co/p7UT8myE