The $64,000 question. There is a huge price difference between organic milk and regular milk, so you should certainly know why and what you are paying for. The research says there isn’t a difference. The term “organic” does not refer specifically to the milk, but rather to the farming practice. I know what you are thinking……huh? It’s a fun little labeling trick. They do it all the time. That being said, things you should know about milk are that it is tested for drug residues, including antibiotics. Fewer than 1 in 1,000 milk tankers test positive for anything, and if it does, the milk is tossed. Results have also shown no difference in milk from cows who were given bST (the hormone that helps cows make more milk) than in the milk from cows who weren’t.
Here is my personal and professional opinion:
I buy the milk that tastes the best. That happens to be the organic variety. I don’t mind paying for it, because the taste is what is really important to me. I also have a hunch that more research may reveal that there IS a difference. I will wait and see, but I’m gonna drink the ORGANIC stuff for now.