Farmer to argue against warrant in raw milk trial
TORONTO - A farmer's fight to produce raw milk will continue today in a Newmarket court.
Michael Schmidt will argue that the evidence against him is inadmissible because it was based on a faulty search warrant.
The raw milk war began in November, 2006 when health officials raided Schmidt's Grey-Bruce County farm.
Schmidt now faces 20 charges for selling and producing the unpasteurized milk.
If he loses his case, the fines he'll face could bankrupt his 20-year old business.
Raw milk advocates say they drink it for its flavour, organic properties, and health benefits.
But it's illegal to sell raw milk in Canada because it can carry hordes of potentially deadly bacteria, including salmonella and E. coli.