We’ve been exclusively organic milk drinkers since our daughter was old enough to drink milk (8+ years and counting!). I’ve written about milk numerous times on topics that include the benefits of organic milk, comparing organic to natural milk, as well as reading beyond the organic label.
While I believe that the benefits of organic milk are indisputable, I recently learned that there is yet another side of the story. Do you ever wonder how ethical those organic dairy farms are (in terms of everything from how they treat their milk producing cows, to how they acquire the milk, to their overall business practices)?
Well, The Cornucopia Institute set out to find the answers. I was surprised to learn that our “former” milk of choice (Horizon) chose not to participate (hmm?), but I was happy to learn that our current milk of choice (Organic Valley) rated “four cows” out of a possible five. It’s great to know that while we’re consuming our organic milk, we’ve also made a smart choice in supporting a trustworthy brand that rates high on the “cow scorecard”.
Want to know how your organic milk rates? You can find the scorecard by clicking here (best to worst, or alphabetically). If you want a full explanation about the ratings you can find more information by clicking here.
I hope you’re not disappointed by what you find, but if you are, now you know how to truly find a happy cow farm!
Got milk?… well, now you can GET MILK with peace of mind.