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Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Your Organic Milk May Not Be As Pure As You Think

Organic milk sometimes costs twice as much as the rest of the milk you’ll find in the supermarket dairy aisle, but you get what you pay for, right? A new report about one of the largest suppliers of store-brand organic milk casts some doubts on the standards of some products. 


Anonymous said...

So what is "Organic" milk?

Organic means it come from cows raised on farms right?

Jim said...

"Organic" milk generally means the cows are fed organic feed and not injected with growth hormones or antibiotics (though they do sometimes get antibiotics to treat disease, but they are taken out of production for that time)

I don't know that there is any standard that says they MUST be grass-fed or pastured. It is certainly preferable, but not required.

That may be what the consumer wishes for, but I don't think it is required.

There are numerous 'factory farms' producing organic milk legally.

Anonymous said...

Organic is a gimmick for the Al Gores of society. True Organic products are products that are pure of chemicals. Food from the Amish is as close as you will get. As you notice there is not a full description on the labels. Some chemicals are used in food / feed for animals which get in food through the animals / chemicals in the ground. So what is true "organic" and not a publicity / advertisement stunt like "global warming"?