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Raw milkman Michael Schmidt ends month-long hunger strike

Raw milk advocate Michael Schmidt is back on solid food today after finally getting his wish: a talk with Dalton McGuinty to discuss the rights of farmers. The Durham man and “modern-day Gandhi” was in a meeting with McGuinty’s chief of staff when the premier apparently waltzed by and decided to chat. Quite droll, Dalton—a man has been (quite possibly) dying to meet you and, while that’s no reason to give in to his demands, you eventually do it out of whimsy? The emaciated protester has also been invited to speak with the Liberal caucus, which sounds like a nice gesture, but Schmidt was told there’s essentially zero chance they’ll budge on the sale of unpasteurized milk. Read the entire story [Metro] »

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