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Michael Schmidt to take his raw milk saga to the Ontario Court of Appeal

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Durham’s raw milk champion Michael Schmidt is back in the limelight after a judge ruled that his case will be heard by the Ontario Court of Appeal. To recap the long-winded ordeal: back in 2006, Schmidt’s raw milk co-op was raided by health officials, and a number of charges were laid against the farmer related to the sale of unpasteurized milk. He was found not guilty of all charges (and celebrated with a quirky milk-themed operetta), before the ruling was overturned, and Schmidt was slapped with a fine (that he refused to pay) and a year’s probation. The is-he-or-isn’t-he guilty seesaw could continue when the raw milk martyr arrives back in court (at least three months from now). [Toronto Star]