Minnesota legislature looks to legalize raw milk

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Minnesotans may be able to buy raw milk products at farmers markets and private homes if proposed legislation is passed by state lawmakers.

According to a report by Minnesota Public Radio, the bill would permit direct farm-to-consumer sales of unpasteurized milk, including sales at farmers markets and at private homes. Current law allows sales of the product only at the farm which produced the milk. Raw milk supporters want state lawmakers to ease restrictions on the product, even though the state health department says consuming unpasteurized milk is a serious health risk.

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