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Nullification! Farmer Acquitted in Minnesota Raw Milk Trial

MINNEAPOLIS (BusinessWeek / AP) — A Minnesota man charged with violating the state's restrictions on raw milk sales was acquitted Thursday in what he and his supporters called a victory for consumer freedom.

Alvin Schlangen, an organic egg producer from central Minnesota, was charged with three misdemeanor counts of 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.

The three-man, three-woman jury deliberated for about 4 ½ hours before returning not guilty verdicts on all three counts in Hennepin County District Court.

"This is a huge victory for food freedom," said Schlangen's attorney, Nathan Hansen, who told the jury in closing arguments Wednesday that Schlangen did nothing illegal.

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