Monday, September 11, 2006

Organic Milk Is Healthier?

A while back I asked for the evidence of the health benefits for organic food. Despite a few pointers there was no overwhelming stcks of evidence. There were plenty of claims, of course, and some work on the ecological benefits, but in terms of the health benefits... After looking around at the time, and since, it seems to me that scepticism is called for.

That same scepticism is at play in a piece on Spiked-online, which looks at the claims that organic milk is healthier than non-organic because of increased levels of omega 3 fatty acids. The article is worth reading, not only because it punctures the claims, but also because it points out that drinking milk for omega-3 is a pretty stupid (inefficient) way of getting them compared to a can of sardines or some salmon.

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