How does organic dairy reduce chemical use?
The use of synthetic chemicals in conventional farming has skyrocketed over the last decade, causing a cascade of environmental and human health problems. Choosing organic dairy at the grocery store helps prevent the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizer, and animal drug treatments, but it’s easy to feel like each gallon of organic milk or cup of organic yogurt you purchase is only a drop in the bucket when it comes to making a stand against dangerous chemical use. This calculator adds up the impact of these seemingly small choices to highlight their magnitude... and looks at what we could achieve if more dairy were organic.
Check out the impacts that the current organic production has on keeping chemicals out of our soil, waterways, and food, and explore what could be possible if all dairy transitioned to organic by visiting our calculator.