Did Canada just give away your right to choose what you consume?

By Manda Aufochs Gillespie
Vancouver Observer

Hey Canadians, you have no right to drink milk says the Ontario Court of Justice. Specifically, the judge overturned an earlier court’s decision to allow informed consent for cowshare members to drink raw milk in Ontario, saying” “The entitlement to consume milk, raw or otherwise, is not a Charter protected right.”

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This declaration by a Canadian court came just on the tail of a similar declaration in a Wisconsin court which ruled that people in that U.S. state “do not have a fundamental right to produce and consume the foods of their choice….”

These attacks on food freedom are the most recent saga in the ongoing legal battle about the constitutionality of raw milk.

In the U.S., that battle is fought state by state, with the majority of states allowing it in some form or other—either for sale on the grocery store shelf (like across the border in Washington state) or for sale only through a co-op structure where a person becomes a partial owner of a cow. In Canada the battle is moving from the provinces to the national stage. “Canada is the only G8 country to ban the sale of [raw milk] products, which some argue has greater health benefits than the available pasteurized milk,” according to the National Post.

All food rights banned?

This current episode is particularly disturbing, especially to North America’s growing foodies; both judges claim that there is no constitutional or Charter right to consume milk (raw or otherwise) or, it seems, any other food.

Read more at Vancouver Observer

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Related:

Wisconsin Judge Rules No Right to Own a Cow or Drink Its Milk
‘No Food Rights’ Judge quits to work for Monsanto law firm

5 responses to “Did Canada just give away your right to choose what you consume?

  1. Once again, “let insanity ring”. Where in the hell is this coming from? So, let’s get this right: if the courts say it’s not ok to consume a particular type of apple, then no more Fuji’s. Hey, I own all the other apples. Fine with me.
    It’s not hard to see the legal battles ahead. But folks, follow the money, and you’ll see nothin’ but greed. And, of course, the new political rule of the day— “whoever pays the most wins.”

  2. That is always it “follow the money” I love that video My blog was on vacation for the last week getting a make over. I was very stubborn and insisted on writing my own WordPress theme. I was getting traffic from blogging but no one was commenting. I have employed a professionally designed theme that let me make the changes I wanted and now I would love anyone that has a minute to check it out and let me know what you think in the comments. http://organicallythought.com/ we also have a milk category of course.

  3. The article says:
    “In one very technical sense, the courts’ statements are accurate: there is no specific reference to milk, or indeed any food, in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms or the U.S. Bill of Rights.”

    They may be right in a technical sense but anyone with their head on strait can see through this and perceive that it is extremely anti-individual rights and breaks the contract between the people and the government. Can you imagine how the fathers of the Constitution would have reacted to this insanity, what a joke?

    This government represents us by our contract with them they do not control us, they cannot arbitrarily take away rights from us because they are not worded in the Bill of Rights. That is what the 9th and 10th amendments are all about protecting us from this kind of nonsense. And if we need a place where we can point and say, “here is the place in the constitution where these rights (like drinking raw milk) actually are mentioned it would be in the Declaration of Independence the organic root of our Constitution and Bill of Rights, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

    And if part of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness for me or anyone else is drinking a cup of raw milk from our cow or from a business that sells raw milk products and we are harming no one, then so be it. That is our right as citizens and the government has no right to interfere.

    This government seems to have forgotten that long before they existed we wrote this contract and they only exist to serve us and protect us they are not the sovereign that they think they are.

    Amendment 9
    The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
    Amendment 10
    The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

    Doc Blake

  4. itsonlyausername

    What about the International Convention on Human Rights? Doesn’t that have some pertinent pointers about what constitutes ‘individual rights’? I am sure that if we are to live according to these constitutional rights under the Convention then that must mean we are able to eat and drink as needed and as chosen by ourselves as an expression of our ‘life’ in terms of what being alive is and means and is defined as. No-one has the right to tell me I can’t eat whatever I choose provided to do so does not rob someone else of their food or drink. There are only minimal controls over how we go about obtaining our sustenance. By paying a producer for our supplies or in another way paying Mother Earth with our labour to grow our own food.
    I get really angry when some suited and booted asshole tries telling me or anyone else how they must live and what they can and cannot grow for their and their friends and aquaintances own consumption. The vast majority of these assholes don’t even know where food comes from let alone how to grow it for themselves.

  5. did not someone recently post about masons in the courts?
    and the history of masons?
    and the rothschilds?

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