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Farmer who distributes raw milk draws support from critics of regulations

A trial begins Monday for Freeport farmer Alvin Schlangen, who is accused of violating Minnesota's food safety code by distributing raw milk. Activists who argue that drinking unpasteurized milk should be a food choice available to all plan to demonstrate in support of Schlangen. Meanwhile, the Agriculture Department says ensuring food safety is a key part of its mission.
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A trial begins Monday for Freeport farmer Alvin Schlangen, who is accused of violating Minnesota's food safety code by distributing raw milk. Activists who argue that drinking unpasteurized milk should be a food choice available to all plan to demonstrate in support of Schlangen. Meanwhile, the Agriculture Department says ensuring food safety is a key part of its mission.

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