"We definitely in the last few years are seeing a trend toward the whole fat products," George Siemon, CEO of the farmer-owned Organic Valley, told us. His company's sales of whole-fat milk are up 10 percent, he says. And sales of skim milk have trailed off. Also, there's been a boom in butter sales.
A public education campaign was launched today to highlight the benefits of organic food and to help consumers understand the difference between products labeled organic and those that are labeled as “natural.”
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When deciding between organic and regular milk, a new study suggests there might be more benefits from the former.
Let them reflect what the consumer wants to know — 'organic' equals 'free of genetically modified organisms.'
The long-simmering debate over whether organically grown food packs more nutritional punch than conventional has a new data point. In a new study published in the peer-reviewed PLOS-One, a research team led by Washington State University's Charles Benbrook found that organic milk delivers significantly healthier fats than its non-organic counterpart.
Is milk really that nutritious? More so than other foods? Do you ever wonder why milk is the one and only food we readily give our babies & children multiple times per day?
Whether you typically buy organic, the judges overwhelmingly agreed that Organic Valley is the eggnog you ought to add to your shopping cart. They were especially impressed by its consistency and nutmeg-forward flavor. "It's pretty darn good," said Albers. "I'm giving it some pretty high marks here."
While milk consumption continues to fall in the U.S., sales of organic milk are on the rise. And now organic milk accounts for about 4 percent of total fluid milk consumption.