Your New, Unimproved Dairy Farm

In a shocking development, researchers at Newcastle University in Britain have found that—wait for it—cattle that graze produce milk that’s healthier than cattle given industrial feed. Specifically, milk from the “al fresco diet,” as the Independent termed it, had significantly more omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, and conjugated linoleic acid.

The study got fairly big play, largely in the British papers, but honestly, kids: Do we really have to pretend to be surprised by this? Can’t we treat it as a given that we’re better off letting cows do what they’re designed to do?

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