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Fresh Raw Milk & Fighting for Food Freedom in BC

A Presentation / Talk with Alice Jongerden
Thursday, April 18, 2013 6:30pm

Banyen Books & Sound


Join Alice Jongerden of Home on the Range Organics to gain an understanding of the political challenges she has faced as a local dairy farmer. She will share her passion for food freedom and access to fresh (raw) milk, and explain the related national and provincial laws that undermine our civil liberties. Canada is the only remaining G8 country where the consumption of fresh milk is still banned.

Alice Jongerden, Chilliwack dairy farmer and mother of five, successfully grew her small hobby farm to become Canada's largest herdshare, providing 450 local families with fresh milk and a variety of fresh milk products. She is currently challenging the constitutionality of the Regulation 7 Transitional Health Act, which has caused a total prohibition of fresh milk in BC. This regulation has been used by BC officials to deny Alice the right to provide raw milk to her herdshare members and forced her into a costly provincial court battle. The constitutional challenge is scheduled to be heard July 15, 2013.

Think the Raw Milk fight doesn't affect you? It's the thin end of a wedge of local food politics that affects us and our farmers. It's about food freedom and our right to thoughtfully care for ourselves and our families without being labeled criminals. If you're passionate about local food sustainability and access to healthy real food, now is the time to demand your right to choose who produces your food!