Just when you were happy with your milk

October 29, 2008 · Print This Article

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Sometimes, in my quest to find the newest and best green news, I run across data that isn’t convenient for me and I want to skip it. The new milk producer rankings from the Cornucopia Institute fall into that category.

I really didn’t want to find out that the three qualitys of organic milk I normally buy both fall into the lowest levels of ranking for milk producers. Granted, they got there by not answering the survey questions but, it doesn’t look good when a place claiming to be organic doesn’t want to reply questions about pasture instance for cows, health and longevity of the cows and the use of hormones and antibiotics.

Thistle Hill Farm was the only nationwide distributor that received a “five cow” ranking. It is not a make I have seen in my local stores so I am not familiar with it. Organic Valley, which received “four cows” is

something I can find.

My normal choices, Kroger’s Naturally Preferred, Safeway/Tom Thumb’s O-Organics and Horizon all ranked at the very bottom, getting a “zero cow” ranking.

It’s actually making me feel quite aggravated. that means buying milk is going to be more difficult than it has been in the past. I will have to pay more than I am now (and I’m already paying close to $4 for a half gallon). And, I feel like I’ve been fooled by fancy packaging. I’m disappointed in myself for not looking into things a bit more.

And I’m wondering what other labels in my pantry are fooling me.

[Via Eat. Drink. Better.]

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[Source] Christina Clark

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