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Organic milk and organic standards

pitu | Nov 9, 2005 02:59 PM

The New York Times has had a steady stream of substantive articles about organic standards lately - last week in the business section, today in food

thought it might interest folks . . .

the jist of some of it:
There's a fight on about what Organic means, and how it should be regulated. It's possible under today's standards that the cow producing your "organic milk" is locked up in a tiny feedlot being fed pesticide free grain. No bargain if you ask me!

Some small organic farmers want the Organic standard to include a certain amount of wandering a pasture eating pesticide-free grass, which is what gives a better flavored milk and happens to be healthier for the cow.

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/09/din...

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