Does Organic Mean The Cow Eats (or even sees) Grass?

I’m a believer in most of the concepts behind organics but only to the extent that something labeled “certified organic” means it is actually better for you than something that is nonorganic. Of course, anytime there are specific rules put in place that define what “organic” is, then what you get is companies that figure out how to maneuver around those rules. That is apparently what has taken place with some organic dairies. Most people who shop for organic milk expect that milk comes from cows that graze on grass and are not confined all day. Well, technically, dairy cows can be fed grain in confinement and qualify under what you might call a “loophole” in the law. According to this article in the Chicago Tribune, now congress is acting maybe to pass more rules . As you know, it’s only a matter of time before, people who care to, will figure out how to get around these latest rules too. The key probably is to know your producer. Be able to visit their place and see how your food is raised. Don’t put too much trust in a specific label.

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