12/10/2013 9:13:46 AM
Sure, organic food is pricier, but do those extra dollars and cents buy you better nutrition? One team of scientists says that with milk, the answer’s yes. As of 2012, about 4 percent of all dairy products sold in the U.S, according to Reuters. Under U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines, dairy products are only worthy of the organic label if they come from cows that get at least 30 percent or their diet from grazing outside, and are fed only organic feed that contains no meat or poultry byproducts, and are not given antibiotics or growth hormones. But sometimes those production differences can drive up the cost of a gallon of organic milk to higher than a gallon of gasoline.
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