Organic milk — 52p a pint Ordinary milk — 43p a pint
One carton in 12 of the 13 million litres of milk we consume in the UK is now organic
The pros Healthier fats and other nutrients
Children avoid eczema, Omega-3s tackle heart disease
Cows live longer, happier lives
Preserves traditional farming and rural jobs
No discernible better taste High demand is leading to imports
9p-a-pint premium costs a two-child family £1,120 over 20 years
Cows less productive
Organic feed must be 60 per cent grass, hay or silage
Antibiotic use is limited
No herbicides or artificial fertiliser on pastures
Cattle usually traditional breeds, rather than Holstein and Friesian ‘super-cows’
Cows live longer and are less stressed and farms are encouraged to preserve the environment
When the children were younger, I used to buy organic milk more regularly.
After having read this piece of information I am very tempted to go back to organic milk. What about you dear readers, which milk do you prefer? organic or not? We do buy free-range eggs and as we live in a rural area, it’ s fairly easy to buy them in the villages nearby.