Posted by: gargupie | May 31, 2009

Organic dairy farmers needs your help

This New York Times article informed that organic dairy farmers haven’t been fairing very well lately. This is in part due to rising organic feed prices, falling milk prices, too much organic milk in the marketplace, which leads to lower demands. Organic milk comes from organic cows that have not been treated with antibiotics and synthetic hormones, so it doesn’t contribute to the growing problem of bacterial resistance. Also, from a ethical point of view, organic cows are free to roam the greens, rather than cooped up behind bars.

However, there have been debates on the benefits and necessity of cow’s milk. Many have gradually switched to soy milk, rice milk, or other nut milk. We are also the only species who still consume mammal milk beyond childhood. And how about all these propaganda with the “Got Milk?” ads? I personally tried to wean myself off from milk, but it’s really difficult for me because I enjoy my daily cereal with milk and my share of yogurt. Though I do feel a bit bloated sometimes when I’ve too much dairy. What’s your opinion on this topic?

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