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Scientists in Switzerland have explored the many so-called benefits of organic milk, and have ended up with some unexpected results. Their proverbial chunk of Swiss cheese has been shot full of holes.
This statement was issued by dairy researchers at Bern University's Faculty of Veterinary Science:
"Organic products are not automatically healthier."
What did doctor Jurg Blum and his colleagues discover from their eight year study published in October of 2005?
They observed and concluded that organic Swiss milk is more expensive than the non-organic variety, but that it also contains "more disease-causing bacteria."
Data from the study indicates that organically raised cows produce up to 12 per cent less milk than cows treated with antibiotics. Non-traditional supplements prohibited by organic rules turn cows into less efficient agricultural units. Sadly, organically raised cows are less healthy and suffer from increased cases of udder inflammation and mastitis. The result is that milk from organically raised cows contains enormous amounts of bacteria. One major concern of the scientists:
"A risk for consumers is that these germs can end up in the milk we drink."
Swiss scientists compared the "health, nutrition and milk yield of 3,000 cows from 270 organic and conventional herds."
Their final conclusion:
"Organic milk was not any better than conventionally produced milk."
My conclusion: Whether one drinks organic milk from diseased cows, or conventional milk from diseased cows, it's still all pus with hormones and glue.
The above information was obtained from the October 19, 2005 issue of an online newsletter published in Switzerland:
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