Why Drink Organic milk? What is the difference between organic milk and milk? With choices in brands, percent, production, rBST free, etc., are there benefits to these differences. One of the biggest difference’s is in how milk is produced, determining if it can be called organic or not. We are happy to partner with The National Milk Life Campaign on this post.
Organic Milk Is Not Something Necessarily New
Organic Milk is not something scientist created in the last couple of decades. When I was a kid, milk was milk. Being the 1980s, I am sure there was changes in how it was created 100 years ago. And as I got older milk was still milk when bought from any grocery store.It wasn’t until about when our first child was born when we really took full notice to pay attention to what we were buying for our kid. In college I had learned a little about what the term organic defined, especially in regards to food.
The Organic Milk Difference
The real difference between organic Milk and others really boils down to a few major differences. These for the most part include food free of GMO’s and pesticides, no growth hormones, or antibiotics used.
USDA requires organic foods to follow standards starting with the requirement that farms use organic-approved substances for crops and animals including:
- No synthetic fertilizers & pesticides (there are organic variants to these, but not even always used)
- No use of growth hormones or antibiotics
- No use of genetically modified (GMO) crops for animal feed
How Organic Milk Can Help
Not only is organic production easier on the environment it is a good source of protein for us humans. With protein so important for growing kids to active adults, many people do not get the amount of protein they need throughout the day. Many experts recommend 25-30 grams at each meal for adults, with many people get half that.Organic milk is a good source for protein and is used in our home from drinks, to cooking, to desserts. From whipping my eggs with a little milk for omelets, frittatas, scrambled eggs; or used for French toast, cereal, a glass of organic milk, to and that is just breakfast. The kids also love their chocolate and other flavored milk and its great mixed after a hard workout.There really is a difference with organic milk vs non, and it may have not been something to think about in the past, so I wanted to why we use and have always used organic milk with our kids in our home.