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Hi, I'm Malcolm Woods

I’m the New Media Editor at Outpost, though I’m the old media editor, as well. In both capacities, I read, hear, photograph and write about food. I also eat food pretty regularly, all of which means I spend a lot of time thinking about food in...
Malcolm Woods

I'll drink to that

Food, Love and Policy By Malcolm Woods on January 17, 2011

We know that organic farming is better for the environment, but now comes proof that drinking organic milk is better for our own health.

A just-published European study comparing the nutritional content of organic milk to conventional milk concluded that the organic version contained higher levels of nutritionally beneficial omega-3 fatty acids. The study also reported finding higher levels of saturated fats in conventional milk. You can read about the study here.

Why the difference? The study didn't attempt to seek a cause, but the lead researcher for the study, conducted at Newcastle University, thinks the cattle's diet is important. Conventionally-raised cows have much less access to grazing and rarely got to snack on clover. Makes sense: the cow's milk is different because the cow's diet is different.

We'll gladly raise a glass to that.

Hang on, we're just going to grab a cookie while we're at it...


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