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More Details Emerge in Organic Dairy Fraud

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  • Cows produce more milk, faster, when they’re fed grain in the barn, as opposed to grazing on grass on pasture
  • Industrialized organic dairies are capitalizing on this by skimping on grazing time, raising thousands of cows in veritable CAFOs (concentrated animal feeding operations), yet still gaining the USDA organic label that suggests a superior product
  • Small, organic and grass fed farmers are paying the price, faced with a glut of organic milk that’s driving down wholesale prices and flooding the market with an inferior, deceitfully labeled organic product

By Dr. Mercola

U.S. prices of wholesale organic milk have dropped significantly — in some cases by more than 30 percent — in the last year. While this might seem like welcome news for consumers looking for a price break on this premium milk, it comes at a cost to small farmers — some of whom are selling organic grass fed milk at non-organic prices or, worse, being forced to dump it.

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