This week’s news features not one but two reports indicting the chicken industry, as well as the USDA’s (ahem) ‘regulatory’ oversight of it. GMOs face new and improved regulation in Hawaii, but China kicks our imports to the curb for sub-par GMO-related quality control; meanwhile Whole Foods ditches suppliers over genetically modified ingredients. If you still eat animal meat, beware! Several meat recalls are underway — none of them (so far) involve horse meat, but that could change if horse slaughter’s allowed to resume as planned. A recent study touted health benefits of organic milk over conventionally produced milk; but did you get the full story? Read on, for the week’s top news in food!
A new study has shown definitively that organic milk is better for you than regular milk. Scientists at Washington State University, Newcastle University (United Kingdom) and Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative have completed the first large-scale, U.S. milk-fat [ … ]
Horizon Organic Milk is marketed by White Wave, which is a division of Dean’s Foods. It is the largest organic milk bottler and the largest dairy conglomerate in the United States. The Cornucopia Institute filed a formal request with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) last week “asking for an investigation into Dean Foods’ advertisements for its Horizon milk with Omega-3 DHA.” The Cornucopia Institute believes that Horizon Organic Milk’s nutritional benefits are being overstated.
New study out of the UK finds that organic milk is considerably better for you than non-organic milk, & actually recommends going organic.
An Ohio court has recently overturned its ban on labeling milk as rBGH-free. This is a meaningful move, and you can bet that Monsanto is going to fight back.
What’s the integrity of your organic milk? The Cornucopia Institute’s Organic Dairy Products Scorecard pulls no punches in its ratings of organic milk producers. [social_buttons] Which brands are at the [ … ]