View Full Version : Science Says Organic Milk Does A Body Better

02-25-16, 07:08 AM
Willie Blackmore
February 21 2016

A new meta-analysis finds that conventionally produced dairy and meat have fewer nutrients than their certified-organic counterparts.

I bought a half-gallon of very fancy organic milk from Whole Foods the other day—the kind from cows that feed only on grass (http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/06/27/100-percent-grassfed-milk) and that’s capped with a thick layer of cream. It cost nearly $6, which gave me a fair bit of sticker shock, but such milk really does taste a whole lot better. The milk was joined in my grocery cart by a grass-fed skirt steak, also organic, which cost around $15 a pound. Choosing to spend the extra money on such foods is largely a matter of taste and environmental sustainability for me. But it turns out that my purchases could be healthier than your dairy or meat product wrested from a conventionally raised cow, according to two new papers published by the British Journal of Nutrition (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26878105).

Read more:http://www.takepart.com/article/2016/02/21/organic-milk-nutrients?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2016-02-22-C

02-25-16, 09:09 AM
I need a refresher course on this; are we to assume that the store bought organic milk has not been pasteurized, whether in Oz, the U.S., or elsewhere?

02-25-16, 09:23 AM
As far as I know, these are two different matters, at least in the US. Organic milk can be pasteurized or not, and raw milk can be organic or not.

02-25-16, 09:44 PM
I think that's exactly right.

02-26-16, 05:31 AM
It will say on the label if it is pasteurised or homogenised. For me to buy organic, raw milk it's $8 litre - that's 2.2 pints. It's not always available, and has to be sold as 'bath milk'.