This morning I read a terrific article in “The Independent” of UK. It covers the pros and cons of switching to organic milk. It’s such a terrific article, let me share some quotes.
If just 5 per cent of us switched to buying organic milk, says Humble, it would turn 52,000 acres – an area the size of Greater Birmingham – into organic land. For an extra pound a week we would get healthier milk, happier cows, more wildlife and a prettier countryside. Not a bad deal.
That translates into about an extra $2 per week for 5% of the UKs population to protect 52,000 acres of countryside for chemical pollution. Just think what that could mean in the US! It sends shivers up my spine to imagine it. We vote with our dollars every day. If we buy it, they will produce it. Our family recently switched to organic milk and it tastes better!
Buying organic milk, says Kate Humble, is one of the easiest and cheapest ways of supporting farming with nature. “You will know it comes from well-managed farms, and you are doing something actively to protect and conserve the British countryside – and what an effortless way to do it.”
While this article was written in the UK, all of the principles are just as valid here in the US. It’s a simple thing to do. Just switch to buying organic products as much as you can and you will be changing the toxic load on our environment and ourselves. Please think about it. And comments are welcome.
Here’s a link to the full article: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/organic-milk-pint-of-the-right-stuff-1970459.html.