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Raw milk advocate will appeal Ontario ruling to highest court

ONTARIO A farmer who has spent two decades fighting for the right to sell unpasteurized milk is pledging to take his case to the country's highest court.

The Ontario Court of Appeal ruled against Michael Schmidt yesterday in his appeal of his conviction for breaking public health laws.

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In its ruling, the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld a 2011 conviction against the southwestern Ontario farmer that saw him fined more than $9,000.

Consumption of raw milk isn't banned in Ontario, but the sale of unprocessed milk is banned on the grounds that it poses a significant risk to public health. (The Canadian Press)

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