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Raw milk case goes to Ontario high court

A farmer from West Grey and his supporters are taking their battle to drink unpasteurized milk to the province's highest court today.

Michael Schmidt argues that by making the sale and distribution of unpasteurized milk illegal, the province is infringing on both his and his customers' basic freedoms.

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The province doesn't see it that way and says the law is meant to protect the public from what it calls the significant health risk posed by raw milk.

Schmidt has been locked in a decades-long battle with the province over raw milk, which he believes is not only safe, but offers health benefits. (The Canadian Press)

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