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NEWMARKET, Ont. — Slow-food advocates are claiming victory today, as news hit streets and farms that Michael Schmidt, a Durham Ont. dairy farmer, has won his long court battle over the right to produce raw milk.

After becoming the target of an armed raid on his farm in 2006, Schmidt has remained steadfastly adamant that laws against the production of unpasteurized milk were unconstitutional and, after years of legal wrangling, a Newmarket, Ont. judge has sided with the farmer.

Predictably, the decision is opposed by milk marketing board, The Dairy Farmers of Ontario, which question the safety of unpasteurized milk in broad distribution.

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