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Minn. jury begins deliberating raw milk case

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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2012 8:47 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man accused of violating the state's raw milk laws was just the middle man in a voluntary arrangement of people sharing food, his attorney argued Wednesday.

Alvin Schlangen, an organic egg producer in central Minnesota, is charged with three misdemeanor counts including distributing unpasteurized milk, operating without a food handler's license and handling adulterated food. Minnesota law prohibits raw milk sales except directly to consumers on the farm when it's produced.

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  • Perry Thoen posted at 12:26 pm on Thu, Sep 27, 2012.

    Perry Thoen Posts: 1

    I'd like to see the prosecutor try to prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that raw milk is dangerous to human health, and for every one of their "experts" we cold have 20 farm families that have been drinking it their whole lives. What's really on trial in this case anyway, our right to choose or raw milk or both? It's a sad situation when the food police limit our choices to eat healthy.

  • Koeppel posted at 4:23 pm on Thu, Sep 20, 2012.

    Koeppel Posts: 2

    Not Guilty!