The raw milk debate: still illegal

September 29, 2011 § 1 Comment

Posted by Grace

Here is a really great post about raw milk in Ontario from the blog Well Preserved.

Yesterday raw milk was once again outlawed and the only legal place for producers to sell their raw milk is to the Dairy Board. So the only way to buy raw milk for personal consumption is still through a cow share; you buy a share of a cow at a small farm, and they give you your share of the milk your cow produces. Sneaky.

If you want to learn more, Joel’s post on Well Preserved gives a brief history of raw milk in Ontario. Check it out! 


§ One Response to The raw milk debate: still illegal

  • Joel says:

    Hi Grace,

    Thanks so much for the share!

    I kind of explained this roughly in the post – the workaround is what was overturned. So technically, it’s not even an option right now. It was the Cow Share Program that was deemed legal last year which just got turned over.

    The defence team has notified the court that they will appeal and are asking the ministry not to raid farms in the mean time (I have heard this firsthand). So things are somewhat in the air. Assuming this ruling stands, even the cowshare model will be eliminated.

    Really appreciate you sharing the word – and love Hamilton – we took a day off recently to explore it again and it was a great day. 🙂


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