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Even The Experts Choose Organic Milk

by Your Host on December 8, 2009


 Even The Experts Choose Organic Milk

Since I started drinking organic milk I have had to battle the question “Am I really spending my money wisely?”  Each week my wife asks me if I really want her to spend the six dollars per gallon for organic milk, and each week I say yes.

However, when you go online and search for information on organic milk there are a lot of sites out there that will tell you that you are wasting your money.  That is one reason I started this site.  I wanted to honestly research if my own feelings about organic milk were true.  I could not believe that there was no benefit to organic milk.

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Experts Choose Organic Milk

So, you can imagine how happy I was to see some validation for my feelings in this article published.  “The Seven Foods Expert’s Won’t Eat” by Liz Vaccariello, Editor-in-Chief, PREVENTION.

In this article they asked some of the foremost experts on food safety “What foods do you avoid?”  They acknowledge that the risks of these foods are highly debated, but if the experts won’t eat them, I won’t either.

Among some very interesting foods to avoid, like canned tomatoes, there were two that directly related to organic milk.  The first was expert Joel Salatin, co-owner of Polyface Farms.  He stated that he avoids corn fed beef.  The reasons?  He states that corn and soy fed beef contains fewer nutrients than does grass fed beef.  Why? Cows do not naturally eat corn or soy and that affects the quality of the beef.

How does this relate to organic milk?  Notice this quote

“Organic consumers can be very confident that the vast majority of brand name organic milk comes from cows that were given the opportunity to graze on fresh pasture whenever possible,” Mark Kastel, codirector of The Cornucopia Institute, a farm and food policy research group based in Cornucopia, Wisconsin”

The other item mentioned that the experts avoid is “Milk Produced with Artificial Hormones”.  The expert Rick North, project director of the Campaign for Safe Food at the Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility and former CEO of the Oregon division of the American Cancer Society sites recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH or rBST, as it is also known) as the reason he chooses organic milk.  He also notes that rBGH is banned in most industrialized countries.

So, I will continue to drink my organic milk happy in the knowledge that I am not alone!

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