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How Organic Is Your Organic Milk?

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  • Some organic milk brands contain omega-3-rich oil made from corn syrup-fed algae; while the microalgae are not genetically modified, they are fed corn syrup made from genetically engineered corn
  • In 2012, USDA realized it had incorrectly interpreted the law when allowing the algae-based DHA oil in organics. A temporary rule allowed its continued use to avoid disrupting the market, but a final rule was never issued
  • Some organic dairies are concentrated animal feeding operations in disguise, selling milk for higher prices while not actually giving you anything that is substantially different from non-organic milk

By Dr. Mercola

So, you're familiar with the problems associated with conventional pasteurized milk and you've started buying (and paying more for) organic milk instead. If you think you're doing your health a great favor, you may be shocked to find out some organic milk brands contain omega-3-rich oil made from corn syrup-fed algae. As noted by The Washington Post:


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