That “good” news you may have read last week about the Food and Drug Administration’s curbing antibiotics in animal feed may not be so good after all. In fact, it appears that the F.D.A. has once again refused to do all it could to protect public health.
Scientists who looked at hundreds of samples found that organic whole milk offered more of the fatty acids good for the heart than conventional milk.
Got (organic) milk? The nonorganic version contains higher levels of nasty inflammatory fats.
Scientists at Washington State University have found that organic milk has a better balance of fatty acids that keep our hearts strong. While traditional dairy cows eat a corn-based diet, cows that produce organic milk eat a grassier diet, high in omega-3s.
Organically raised cows eat more grass and produce milk that is richer in “good” fatty acids than milk from cows fed corn and other grain-based feed, says a Washington State University analysis.
Organic forage raises levels of beneficial fats
When people talk about organic food, people often think fresh fruits and vegetables; but just as corn and soybeans dominate conventional processed food and meat, these same grains are often key ingredients for organic foods.
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George Siemon, a founder of Organic Valley, the big organic food supplier, says the push for grass-fed beef started with activists who wanted to challenge a beef industry dominated by factory-scale feedlots. In those feedlots, cattle are fed a corn-heavy diet designed to make the animals gain weight as quickly as possible.