Quality Standard Ratings for Organic Milk Brands

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You'll enjoy that tall glass of fresh, cold milk even more when you're sure it came from a well-managed organic dairy.

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.