How organic milk works

The picture on the carton — grandpa milking old Bessy by hand — forget that.

The same large dairy that makes regular milk, has a separate herd of cattle that’s not getting antibiotics and is producing organic milk.  They still live in a river of liquid poo, it’s what dairy cows do when they’re fed corn.

When one of these cows gets sick, it gets antibiotics and has to be moved to the conventional-milk herd for awhile, then later when the antibiotic has cleared it may go back to the organic herd.

And produce milk that costs twice as much per gallon.

Not really pretty but there it is.


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