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(Washington Post)   Yeah, "organic milk" is no better for you than the regular stuff. I know, I know, you can totally taste the difference, though   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 166
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2014-01-28 03:43:41 PM  
TFA:There are good reasons to buy organic dairy. USDA organic standards require that the cows graze outdoors, on pasture, for as long as the grazing season allows, that they be kept in uncrowded conditions with opportunity to exercise and that their manure be managed to avoid contaminating soil, water or crops. The animals also are raised without antibiotics, a practice that reduces the risk of antibiotic-resistant infections in humans.


Blow it out your ass, subby.
 
2014-01-28 03:57:55 PM  
Here in PA it is illegal to label hormone free milk as hormone free.  And not because of freedom.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-01-28 04:10:17 PM  
Marcus Aurelius: Here in PA it is illegal to label hormone free milk as hormone free. And not because of freedom.

Ben and Jerry's ice cream had a disclaimer saying that their hormone free ice cream was not proven to be better than hormone laden ice cream. I understood that to be an FDA rule. You can't imply you are better than FDA standards, because nothing could be better than FDA standards.

It's also illegal to sell mad cow free beef.
 
2014-01-28 04:17:14 PM  

QU!RK1019: Blow it out your ass, subby.


Seriously. This is the first I've ever heard of anyone buying organic milk for "heart benefits".

Marcus Aurelius: Here in PA it is illegal to label hormone free milk as hormone free.  And not because of freedom.


Never heard of this either, though. I'm assuming that the other dairy farms got pissed off?
 
2014-01-28 04:24:49 PM  

QU!RK1019: TFA:There are good reasons to buy organic dairy. USDA organic standards require that the cows graze outdoors, on pasture, for as long as the grazing season allows, that they be kept in uncrowded conditions with opportunity to exercise and that their manure be managed to avoid contaminating soil, water or crops. The animals also are raised without antibiotics, a practice that reduces the risk of antibiotic-resistant infections in humans.


Blow it out your ass, subby.


Subby just wants to see more 8-year olds growing boobs.
 
2014-01-28 04:36:45 PM  
It's important to have carbon in your diet. Silicon based milk really isn't that good for you.
 
2014-01-28 04:37:19 PM  

CheetahOlivetti: Subby just wants to see more 8-year olds growing boobs.


Ew.  What does he think this is?  Reddit?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-01-28 04:54:20 PM  
Silicon based milk really isn't that good for you.

And yet people keep buying Silk.
 
2014-01-28 04:57:03 PM  

QU!RK1019: TFA:There are good reasons to buy organic dairy. USDA organic standards require that the cows graze outdoors, on pasture, for as long as the grazing season allows, that they be kept in uncrowded conditions with opportunity to exercise and that their manure be managed to avoid contaminating soil, water or crops. The animals also are raised without antibiotics, a practice that reduces the risk of antibiotic-resistant infections in humans.


Blow it out your ass, subby.


Hey! Maybe people don't want milk produced ethically and from well treated animals!
 
2014-01-28 05:16:39 PM  

change1211: QU!RK1019: TFA:There are good reasons to buy organic dairy. USDA organic standards require that the cows graze outdoors, on pasture, for as long as the grazing season allows, that they be kept in uncrowded conditions with opportunity to exercise and that their manure be managed to avoid contaminating soil, water or crops. The animals also are raised without antibiotics, a practice that reduces the risk of antibiotic-resistant infections in humans.


Blow it out your ass, subby.

Hey! Maybe people don't want milk produced ethically and from well treated animals!


The cow tears add flavor! And electrolytes!
 
2014-01-28 05:18:38 PM  
Then explain why whole organic milk destroys my heartburn, but regular whole milk does nothing.
 
2014-01-28 05:19:08 PM  
I'm Mad because the headline accurately stated that organic milk isn't healthier for you than regular milk! Here are the non-health reasons I am angry!
 
2014-01-28 05:19:26 PM  
I didn't think milk was really good for you in the first place. Unless you're a calf, that is.
 
2014-01-28 05:19:26 PM  
How about don't drink cows milk at all?

Or at least cut back drastically.

Drink less milk. Eat less cheese.
 
2014-01-28 05:20:00 PM  

Mitch Taylor's Bro: change1211: QU!RK1019: TFA:There are good reasons to buy organic dairy. USDA organic standards require that the cows graze outdoors, on pasture, for as long as the grazing season allows, that they be kept in uncrowded conditions with opportunity to exercise and that their manure be managed to avoid contaminating soil, water or crops. The animals also are raised without antibiotics, a practice that reduces the risk of antibiotic-resistant infections in humans.


Blow it out your ass, subby.

Hey! Maybe people don't want milk produced ethically and from well treated animals!

The cow tears add flavor! And electrolytes!


Brando Cow Milk TM
 
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2014-01-28 05:20:11 PM  

stuhayes2010: Then explain why whole organic milk destroys my heartburn, but regular whole milk does nothing.


placebo effect?
 
2014-01-28 05:20:55 PM  
Actually subby, you tee-tottering monkey spank of a butt pirate, I CAN tell the difference between organic milk and the normal store stuff.

The normal stuff tastes better.

Just because cat's anus is organic does not mean I am licking it.
 
2014-01-28 05:21:30 PM  
I laugh at the organic movement. The organic stamp is no guarantee of organicness. It's pretty much, "Hey, this looks organic *stamp*". Organic isn't a protected term; kind of like nutritionist or service dog.
 
2014-01-28 05:22:04 PM  
"Largely funded by the organic milk industry and published in December in the journal PLOS One"

So what you're telling me is the organic industry isn't above using the same questionable tactics that their supporters claim Big Ag, Big Pharma, etc. use to push their products?

i2.wp.com
 
2014-01-28 05:22:16 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Here in PA it is illegal to label hormone free milk as hormone free.  And not because of freedom.


Can you label milk  with "Free Hormones"?
 
2014-01-28 05:22:23 PM  
Hey subby, check the dates.  They are referencing a paper published in December of last year.  We've already had this discussion.  Try to keep up.
 
2014-01-28 05:22:24 PM  

BigJake: I'm Mad because the headline accurately stated that organic milk isn't healthier for you than regular milk! Here are the non-health reasons I am angry!


You must love Cow Tears brand Non-Organic Make The Cows Walk In Their Own Antibiotic Dung TM milk.
 
2014-01-28 05:23:12 PM  

K3rmy: Actually subby, you tee-tottering monkey spank of a butt pirate, I CAN tell the difference between organic milk and the normal store stuff.

The normal stuff tastes better.

Just because cat's anus is organic does not mean I am licking it.



Of course not. That wouldn't explain the lipstick.
 
2014-01-28 05:24:03 PM  
When it was just me drinking milk, I'd buy the organic stuff.  It wa 5% pricier, but lasted a week longer.  Once housemates started chugging milk, it didn't last long enough to warrant the extra money.
 
2014-01-28 05:24:03 PM  
As opposed to inorganic milk where they replace all the carbon with silicon?
 
2014-01-28 05:25:24 PM  

fusillade762: I didn't think milk was really good for you in the first place. Unless you're a calf, that is.


Coca Cola and Pepsi would go bankrupt in a week if we used health as a measure to decide what to drink and what not to drink.
 
2014-01-28 05:25:38 PM  
As a chemist, I beg the powers that be to STOP USING THE WORD "ORGANIC" for food. Unless the milk has benzene in it or something like that.
 
2014-01-28 05:25:53 PM  

stuhayes2010: Then explain why whole organic milk destroys my heartburn, but regular whole milk does nothing.


It's not really "whole milk". It's "vitamin D" milk.
 
2014-01-28 05:26:33 PM  

QU!RK1019: TFA:There are good reasons to buy organic dairy. USDA organic standards require that the cows graze outdoors, on pasture, for as long as the grazing season allows, that they be kept in uncrowded conditions with opportunity to exercise and that their manure be managed to avoid contaminating soil, water or crops. The animals also are raised without antibiotics, a practice that reduces the risk of antibiotic-resistant infections in humans.


Blow it out your ass, subby.


Touche'. Trolly subby's doesn'ts readz well.
 
2014-01-28 05:26:56 PM  

tzzhc4: As opposed to inorganic milk where they replace all the carbon with silicon?



I Can't Believe It's Not Udder!
 
2014-01-28 05:27:25 PM  
How many times, people...
The main reason for "organic X" where X is whatever product, isn't for the health reasons.   It's about sustainability.  Now granted, when big-ag cried and got the feds to take over the term "organic" and then got to re-write what the term meant, while outlawing any other use of it (California certified organic disappeared overnight, because...interstate commerce!) the new term really doesn't mean much.

But the statement itself is inherently flawed, because it presumes people eat organic X purely because it might be healthier for we humans, the eaters.  That's not necessarily the case, and certainly wasn't the case in the slightest when the movement started.

And subby, just in case you're confused about it, people don't buy "fair trade" food because it's healthier, either...
 
2014-01-28 05:27:47 PM  
Milk is over-rated for health. Your body actually uses calcium from your bones to balance the pH in your system after drinking milk. Get your calcium from other sources, and use milk sparingly -- it's really not that good for you.
 
2014-01-28 05:28:04 PM  
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tastes like it wandered into an onion patch
 
2014-01-28 05:28:30 PM  

iheartscotch: I laugh at the organic movement. The organic stamp is no guarantee of organicness. It's pretty much, "Hey, this looks organic *stamp*". Organic isn't a protected term; kind of like nutritionist or service dog.


They self-regulate? *shrugs*
 
2014-01-28 05:29:08 PM  

vernonFL: How about don't drink cows milk at all?

Or at least cut back drastically.

Drink less milk. Eat less cheese.


Eat less cheese?

You shut your whore mouth!
 
2014-01-28 05:29:14 PM  

Mr.Poops: Milk is over-rated for health. Your body actually uses calcium from your bones to balance the pH in your system after drinking milk. Get your calcium from other sources, and use milk sparingly -- it's really not that good for you.


this
cows milk is for baby cows
 
2014-01-28 05:29:49 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: QU!RK1019: Blow it out your ass, subby.

Seriously. This is the first I've ever heard of anyone buying organic milk for "heart benefits".

Marcus Aurelius: Here in PA it is illegal to label hormone free milk as hormone free.  And not because of freedom.

Never heard of this either, though. I'm assuming that the other dairy farms got pissed off?


There's no solid evidence rBST does anything to humans.  There is a lot that shows it doesn't do anything.

It's horrible for the cows, which is why I choose rBST free milk (choice is an illusion in this case, there is nothing but rBST free milk available at the store), but direct affects on humans are nonexistent.
 
2014-01-28 05:29:55 PM  

Mr.Poops: Milk is over-rated for health. Your body actually uses calcium from your bones to balance the pH in your system after drinking milk. Get your calcium from other sources, and use milk sparingly -- it's really not that good for you.


[citation needed]
 
2014-01-28 05:31:49 PM  

cretinbob: Mr.Poops: Milk is over-rated for health. Your body actually uses calcium from your bones to balance the pH in your system after drinking milk. Get your calcium from other sources, and use milk sparingly -- it's really not that good for you.

this
cows milk is for baby cows


There is no such thing as baby cows.
There are calves...did you mean those?

/One good troll deserves another
 
2014-01-28 05:33:15 PM  

tlars699: cretinbob: Mr.Poops: Milk is over-rated for health. Your body actually uses calcium from your bones to balance the pH in your system after drinking milk. Get your calcium from other sources, and use milk sparingly -- it's really not that good for you.

this
cows milk is for baby cows

There is no such thing as baby cows.
There are calves...did you mean those?



There are no such things as calves, You mean leg bottoms.
 
2014-01-28 05:33:55 PM  

iheartscotch: I laugh at the organic movement. The organic stamp is no guarantee of organicness. It's pretty much, "Hey, this looks organic *stamp*". Organic isn't a protected term; kind of like nutritionist or service dog.


Organic is very much a regulated term.
 
2014-01-28 05:34:37 PM  

stuhayes2010: Then explain why whole organic milk destroys my heartburn, but regular whole milk does nothing.


Because there's something wrong with you?

5 years ago people touted organic food as healthier. Then that was disproven and they claimed they buy it for the taste, but then blind taste tests showed they couldn't tell the difference. So now the reason du juor to go organic is animal rights. Which is fine, except organic and cruelty-free are far from mutually inclusive.

If you buy organic, great. That's a perfectly acceptable consumer choice. Just don't fool yourself into thinking it's healthier, more sustainable, better-tasting, or less cruel than non-organic.
 
2014-01-28 05:34:59 PM  

QU!RK1019: TFA:There are good reasons to buy organic dairy. USDA organic standards require that the cows graze outdoors, on pasture, for as long as the grazing season allows, that they be kept in uncrowded conditions with opportunity to exercise and that their manure be managed to avoid contaminating soil, water or crops. The animals also are raised without antibiotics, a practice that reduces the risk of antibiotic-resistant infections in humans.


Blow it out your ass, subby.


Everyone point and laugh at the person that thinks the "organic" things they pay a lot more for are actually "organic".
 
2014-01-28 05:36:35 PM  

abhorrent1: QU!RK1019: TFA:There are good reasons to buy organic dairy. USDA organic standards require that the cows graze outdoors, on pasture, for as long as the grazing season allows, that they be kept in uncrowded conditions with opportunity to exercise and that their manure be managed to avoid contaminating soil, water or crops. The animals also are raised without antibiotics, a practice that reduces the risk of antibiotic-resistant infections in humans.


Blow it out your ass, subby.

Everyone point and laugh at the person that thinks the "organic" things they pay a lot more for are actually "organic".


I see. You've got it all figured out huh?
 
2014-01-28 05:36:48 PM  

CheetahOlivetti: QU!RK1019: TFA:There are good reasons to buy organic dairy. USDA organic standards require that the cows graze outdoors, on pasture, for as long as the grazing season allows, that they be kept in uncrowded conditions with opportunity to exercise and that their manure be managed to avoid contaminating soil, water or crops. The animals also are raised without antibiotics, a practice that reduces the risk of antibiotic-resistant infections in humans.


Blow it out your ass, subby.

Subby just wants to see more 8-year olds growing boobs.


Like my brother.

The kid could down a gallon of milk in a day on his own. Yeah he got fat, too, but while he stayed fat after mom pulled him off the milk, his boobs did go away.

Know that Lewis Black bit about a kid being a milk junkie? That joke could have been crafted in my kitchen.

Organic tastes better and lasts longer (unopened or opened) than the non organic shiat (my observation). Just compare expiration dates next time you are at the store.
 
2014-01-28 05:37:14 PM  
I used to buy organic milk because the expiration date was always a lot later. Now that I've got kids that really doesn't come into play.
 
2014-01-28 05:37:22 PM  

QU!RK1019: TFA:There are good reasons to buy organic dairy. USDA organic standards require that the cows graze outdoors, on pasture, for as long as the grazing season allows, that they be kept in uncrowded conditions with opportunity to exercise and that their manure be managed to avoid contaminating soil, water or crops. The animals also are raised without antibiotics, a practice that reduces the risk of antibiotic-resistant infections in humans.

Blow it out your ass, subby.


I just came in here to comment that subby is a retarded illiterate who failed reading comprehension in middle school, but apparently you have gotten the message across in fewer words.
 
2014-01-28 05:40:26 PM  
I like to buy organic milk because it's ultra-pasteurized, so it lasts longer in my fridge, so I waste less... which makes it equal or less expensive than regular milk. I don't mind the flavor difference, either. All other environmental benefits aside of course.

I'm not really sure why someone mentioned that organic is "just a stamp" when there's a whole certification process involved. In fact, the farmer we buy our "organic" chickens from has informed us that they can no longer call them certified organic, not because of how they're raising them, but because there's no longer a certified organic processor in Illinois.
 
2014-01-28 05:40:31 PM  

tlars699: Mr.Poops: Milk is over-rated for health. Your body actually uses calcium from your bones to balance the pH in your system after drinking milk. Get your calcium from other sources, and use milk sparingly -- it's really not that good for you.

[citation needed]


Do you not know where google is?  You should google how to google, and see what google tells you about googling.

That said, it's quite overstated; yes, milk is slightly acidic.  Not enough to counter-balance the calcium crammed into it, however.

That said that said, milk is for babies.  Cow milk is for baby cows.  Unless you're a baby cow, you shouldn't be drinking cow milk.  There is a reason people become lactose intolerant so quickly - our bodies did not evolve to consume milk past infancy.
 
2014-01-28 05:42:22 PM  

IamAwake: tlars699: Mr.Poops: Milk is over-rated for health. Your body actually uses calcium from your bones to balance the pH in your system after drinking milk. Get your calcium from other sources, and use milk sparingly -- it's really not that good for you.

[citation needed]

Do you not know where google is?  You should google how to google, and see what google tells you about googling.

That said, it's quite overstated; yes, milk is slightly acidic.  Not enough to counter-balance the calcium crammed into it, however.

That said that said, milk is for babies.  Cow milk is for baby cows.  Unless you're a baby cow, you shouldn't be drinking cow milk.  There is a reason people become lactose intolerant so quickly - our bodies did not evolve to consume milk past infancy.


Mine did.

I'm a mutant, and proud of it.
 
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