The Benefits Of Organic Milk Or Is It Just Plain Hype

The Benefits Of Organic Milk Or Is It Just Plain Hype



The Benefits of​ Organic Milk or​ is​ it​ Just Plain​ Hype?
Organic food and​ milk was promoted heavily in​ 1999 and​ 2000 due to​ the number of​ health scares such as​ BSE and​ the misuse of​ antibiotics and​ pesticides by dodgy farmers and​ producers.
The government, producers, suppliers and​ retailers then began the shift towards going organic and​ the result of​ this​ activity was a​ surge in​ the number of​ farmers converting to​ organic production. The supply of​ organic milk increased rapidly in​ response to​ market demand​ and​ financial support to​ convert to​ organic farming methods that do not use artificial pesticides insecticides, fungicides or​ herbicides on​ pastures where cows graze. Organic cows are not fed GM cattle feed. this​ means that there is​ no possibility of​ GM or​ solvent residues being found in​ organic milk. it​ has been estimated that in​ the UK and​ the USA, our bodies contain​ traces of​ at​ minimum 300 potentially harmful chemicals absorbed from our food. Eating organically grown food and​ drinking organic milk is​ an easy way for​ people to​ avoid these chemicals.
The popular press is​ going cowwild over research that supposedly proves organic milk is​ healthier than conventional milk. Lets look into this​ a​ bit deeper….
Organic milk has all the nutritional goodness of​ nonorganic milk but due to​ the cows more natural diet, it​ also has some additional health benefits such as​ higher levels of​ vitamin​ A, E and​ antioxidants.
The main​ issue that the organic milk industry is​ advertising is​ the high content of​ omega3 fatty acids, found abundantly in​ oily fish such as​ salmon, herring and​ cod and​ walnut and​ fish oil. Omega3s have been thought to​ protect against cancer and​ heart disease. this​ high content is​ great news as​ most people in​ the UK are deficient in​ Omega 3 fatty acids, which are also essential for​ maintaining supple and​ flexible joints, healthy growth and​ strong bones and​ teeth.
But are these benefits just empty nutritional superiority claims? Many commentators argue that the amount of​ Omega 3 is​ that small that people should eat fish at​ least once a​ month instead, and​ that buying organic milk for​ this​ purpose is​ nonsense.
The British Food Standards Agency says it​ will review the matter but has yet to​ be convinced that organic milk is​ any more nutritious than non​ organic milk. The lack of​ conclusive scientific research on​ the nutritional benefits of​ organic milk could lead to​ negativity in​ the overall organic market.
My thoughts are this…. you​ pay an organic price premium but you​ could be getting extra Vitamins, Omega 3, nonGM contaminated milk plus supporting your​ green lifestyle and​ a​ traditional way of​ farming. on​ that, I ​ for​ one am prepared to​ pay extra and​ will continue to​ drink organic milk.




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