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Not All Organic Milk Is Equally Healthy, Says Consumer Group
by Christopher Michel
The Cornucopia Institute says this national brand produces better organic milk than others.
You walk into the grocery store, and head to the back (it’s always way in the back) for some milk, only to be confronted with what seems like an increasing problem: Too many choices.
Even leaving out the alternative milks (which could soon be in a category of its own), there are a number to choose from: Lactose-free, traditional, something called A2, as well as all the organic brands to choose from. Perhaps you lean toward the organic, maybe because you’ve heard the cows are treated better, or because you’re hoping it’s a little healthier for you or your kids.
But are all organic milks equally as healthy compared to conventional milks? And why (and how?) is the store-brand organic so much cheaper than the name-brand stuff?
According to the consumer advocacy group The Cornucopia Institute, an “organic” label isn’t held to nearly as strict standards as it could or should be. The selection of organic milks at your local store ends up including a wide variety of milk producers that aren’t making a healthier product. Read Full Article »