QUOTE(Dim_Sum_4_U @ Oct 19 2008, 04:00 PM) [snapback]3973390[/snapback]
I have a couple of friends who are organic nuts and they keep telling me that processed milk is bad and that I should drink organic milk ($2-3 more than regular). What's wrong with skin or whole milk? I thought it was good for your bones or some crap. My friends told me that chemicals are placed in processed milk to make it taste like milk and paint thinner is used or something along the lines of that. Is that stuff true and is drinking organic milk worth the extra money?
Regular milk and organic milk are different only in the way the animal is treated.
Regular milk, the cow is treated with anti-biotics (to keep the animal healthy) and hormones (to increase milk production).
Organic milk, the cow is treated with out the medications and hormones.
Both milks are processed by heat pasturization.
The reason for organics milk's higher cost is lower production of milk.
Which is better? Depends on who you ask.
Regular milk has been like this for the past thirty odd years.
No heath issues or side effects have been noted.
Organic milk is seen as more natural.
This may or may not be true.
My advice is that if you have the extra money to spend on organic milk and meats and vegetables then do it. Otherwise, you are just like the millions of the rest of us who trust our gov't regs and the food industry. So far ... so good?