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Stay Away From This Brand of Organic Dairy

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  • Some organic dairies are nothing more than CAFOs in disguise, selling higher-priced milk that is scarcely different from conventional CAFO dairy
  • Aurora Organic Dairy in Colorado keeps 15,000 cows that are supposed to have access to pasture for the entire grazing season, but a Washington Post investigation revealed 90 percent were kept on feedlots, not pasture, at any given time
  • Nutritionally, the milk from Aurora Organic Dairy resembled conventional milk, not organic grass fed milk

By Dr. Mercola

In the U.S., organic dairy brings in about $6 billion in sales annually. Consumers pay a premium for the milk expecting they are getting a superior product. Organic milk (and meat) from cows raised primarily on pasture have been repeatedly shown to be higher in many nutrients, including vitamin E, beta-carotene and beneficial conjugated linoleic acid (CLA).


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