Quality Standard Ratings for Organic Milk Brands

Here’s a guide from the Cornucopia Institute providing quality standard ratings for organic milk brands. With increased interest in organic and hormone-free milk comes a need for help in identifying the companies who meet organic standards, because the term “organic” isn’t strictly regulated.
By Alison Rogers
October/November 2007
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This helpful guide from the Cornucopia Institute providing quality standard ratings for organic milk brands will help you choose the best brands of organic milk, rated on a scale of 1 to 5 cows.

The ever-growing popularity of all things organic has encouraged a boom in organic and hormone-free dairy products. While this trend gives us more healthy and affordable options at the grocery store, it also has given rise to a number of dairies willing to bend the rules for a share of the profit. But the Cornucopia Institute, a nonprofit small farm advocacy group, has developed quality standard ratings for organic milk brands and provided a way to enable consumers to identify the best dairy brands. The report, Maintaining the Integrity of Organic Milk, includes a scorecard that rates 68 different organic dairy brands against a set of criteria central to true organic standards. Check out the milk brand scorecard.

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Tracy Babbitt
4/25/2011 9:06:39 PM
Organic milk ,in stores at least, is ultra-pasteurized in those cardboard containers. Yuck. There's nothing alive or healthy in it. Ultra-pasteurized milk is worse than pasteurized, so organic or not, it's still not good for you. It's a DEAD liquid! Learn about real milk. milk the way our bodies were designed to digest it. Http://www.realmilk.com

9/17/2010 10:00:00 PM
Thank you for linking to the score cards. This is extremely helpful.

The Herbangardener
3/15/2010 3:31:19 PM
This Organic Dairy Brands scorecard is a really great resource. I've always wondered how the brands compare. Thank you so much for highlighting it! Lindsey www.herbangardener.com

Mehdi Nourabadi_2
2/17/2009 4:47:22 AM
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