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At last, scientists have confirmed what Organic Valley farmers have always known—when cows eat well, you do, too! Learn about the groundbreaking new study conducted by Washington State University that shows the many ways Organic Valley Pasture-Raised whole milk is nutritionally excellent, compared to natural/conventional milk.

We think you'll agree: the earth, animals, and people all win when we GRASS UP! for good health.

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The Report Card Is In »

A study by Washington State University confirms Organic Valley Pasture-Raised™ Whole Milk has more of the heart-healthy fatty acids your body needs to stay balanced.
When compared to conventional whole milk, researchers at Washington State University found Organic Valley Pasture-Raised™ whole milk has:

  • 62% higher omega-3,
  • a more healthful balance of essential fatty acids,
  • and 18% higher Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)!

Download our handout to learn more about these findings and the benefits these nutrients can have for your health. Visit Washington State University's website to get answers to frequently asked questions or take a deeper dive into the study itself—available for free download from PLOS ONE.

Farmer, Scientist & Dietitian Agree!

This breakthrough study that analyzed the fatty-acid profiles of organic and conventional whole milk is the largest study of its kind ever conducted in the U.S. What researchers discovered offers new insights into the benefits of organic whole milk and the role it can play in a healthy, balanced diet. Hear what research scientist Dr. Charles Benbrook, registered dietitian Melinda Hemmelgarn, and Organic Valley farmer Altfrid Krusenbaum have to say about these exciting new findings!

The Washington State University Study

Goodness Grows Children's Booklet

Goodness Grows »

For the little ones with big imaginations, here is a new treasure to share with mom and dad. Dreamy, dancing cows on pasture bring a grassy clue or two to answer the question: What IS it (other than love, of course) that makes Organic Valley milk so delicious and nutritious? Click to delight and enlighten your toddlers.

Media Inquiries Contact Elizabeth Horton 207-838-0084 | Organic Valley Press Release | WSU Press Release

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