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The benefits of organic dairy: healthier cows = healthier milk

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Milk’s role as a potential contributor to a healthy diet is supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association. The U.S. dietary guidelines for Americans is 2 to 3 cups of milk or its equivalent per day. Equivalents can be found in all dairy products including yogurt and cheese.  And Americans… Read More ›

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Pesticide residues in breast milk from Tanzania and their associated health risks

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A recent study published in Environmental Research is the first study to quantify amounts of organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls in human breast milk from Tanzania. The study assessed 95 mothers and their infants for associations between growth and weight in the children and the amount organochlorine pesticides detected in breast milk. DDT metabolites (p,p’-DDE… Read More ›

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New study shows that choosing organic is an easy way to avoid pesticide, antibiotic, and synthetic growth hormone residues in milk

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  Milk is an important contributor to a healthy the human diet. It provides important protein, fat, calcium and vitamin D. Equivalents can be found in all dairy products including yogurt and cheese. But not all milk is created equal. A large body of research has shown for nearly 15 years that organic milk has… Read More ›

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Press Release: What’s in your milk? Choose organic for the cleanest milk, says new study

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Non-organic milk tests positive for illegal antibiotics, high levels of growth hormones and controversial pesticide contaminants WASHINGTON (June 26, 2019) – Milk is an important part of the human diet. It provides protein, fat, calcium and vitamin D, and for the youngest members of our population, it is especially critical as a main source of… Read More ›

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Study finds organic dairy has healthier nutritional profile

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A new meta-analysis that examined 170 published studies found that organic milk had several nutritional advantages over conventional milk. The study, led by Organic Center Advisory Board member Carlo Leifert of Newcastle University, found that organic milk had 56% higher healthy omega-3 fatty acid levels than conventional milk. In addition to higher levels of omega-3… Read More ›

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Production-Related Contaminants in Retail Milk

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This research is dedicated to an urgent issue in human health and organic farming may likely provide the solution.  Milk consumption in the United States is decreasing, a trend that is particularly worrisome in children whose diets are lacking in calcium and vitamin D. One factor thought to be driving this downward trend is consumer… Read More ›

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Illegal Antibiotics in Milk: What the FDA report means for organic

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A study was recently conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigating almost 2,000 dairy farms for antibiotic contamination in milk. The FDA report showed that a small proportion of milk had residues of illegal antibiotics, causing worry about the use of drugs barred from use the dairy market. Milk shipments are only… Read More ›

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Organic Health Benefits Part 2: The Nutritional Benefits of Organic Dairy

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Do you think eating organic is better for you? Recent studies are backing up what many thought: organic foods do indeed have a healthier nutritional profile than their conventional counterparts. And they’re also lower in pesticide residues.  This three-part series shares some of the science behind the nutritional benefits of organic foods. This post, part 2… Read More ›

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Response to “Is organic better for your health?”

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While the Washington Post article “Is organic better for your health?” touches on some interesting topics, the conclusions about the lack of differences in health benefits between organic and conventional are misguided. The nutritional advantages of organic versus conventional dairy and produce based on large-scale literature reviews and meta-analyses are dismissed without looking at well-constructed… Read More ›

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Good bacteria gets passed to babies from breast milk

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A study published recently in the journal Environmental Microbiology found that beneficial strains of bacterial may be passed from mothers to their babies through breastfeeding. Researchers in Switzerland, looking at bacteria strains in mothers and their offspring, found similarities between the maternal and neonatal gut ecosystem. This vertical transfer of beneficial bacteria is advantageous to… Read More ›

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