Sunday, February 18, 2007

Organic milk supply seen spiking in 2007

Organic milk supply seen spiking in 2007: "The supply of organic milk is expected to spike in 2007 due to a one-year grace period on a federal rule change that mandates dairy farmers use 100 percent organic feed.
For years, farmers looking to move to organic milk have been able to feed cows 80 percent organic feed and 20 percent conventional feed in the year before they become certified as organic farmers -- an allowance that brought transition costs down since organic feed can be 40 to 50 percent more expensive.
But last June, the Department of Agriculture mandated that starting in one year, farmers would have to use 100 percent organic feed in that final transition year to become certified."

Interesting. So this means that the milk being called organic now is from cows whose feed was only 80% organic.

I'm glad at least to see this ruling getting stronger rather than weaker.



Your stem cells would love to help you feel better, but they need some help getting around in there. Give them a fighting chance.

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