I always stress how eating organic is a very healthy and important choice to make with all of your foods. However, there are a few things that are very important when it comes to buying organic. One thing I will never touch is non-organic milk. Why is that you may ask? Well, first you have to understand how these cows are treated and the condition they are kept in. In a factory farm, cows are kept in very small, cramped cages and are fed a diet of anything from meat, to feces; whatever is cheapest for the “farmer”. This is common practice on factory farms: animals will often be kept from their natural vegetarian diet. This creates…. unhealthy cows! In the British TV Documentary “Supermarket Secrets” (part 1, part 2), you can see these sickly cows that are way too skinny and if they were a dog or cat instead of a cow, you can bet that the ASPCA would be there in a heart beat and the ownwer would go to jail. Disgusted yet? It gets worse! In addition to being sickly, unhealthy, and unhappy, these cows are pumped full of rBGH (growth hormones) so that they'll produce more milk, and sooner. Dr. Samuel S. Epstein did a study on the effects of this nasty stuff which you can read on News Target.com. If you're going to switch to just 1 organic product, let it be the milk, and never look back! But be careful, because in the organic world, there are a few snake oil salesmen! Walmart, Horizon, and many other brands all tried to pull a fast one on us sometimes trying to use legal loop holes. Stay tuned for next month, when I'll be talking about what's in our conventional meats!

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