It comes in a long line of research proving the benefits of buying organic milk.
The paper not only shows why there’s a difference in the nutritional quality of organic and non-organic milk, but also identifies the importance of feeding at least 60% grass or conserved grass to organic cows, as required by organic standards.
The research emphasises the huge importance of allowing cattle to graze outdoors and to eat a natural diet high in grass. This means organic cows don’t depend on high levels of grain and proteins such as soya.
Emma Hockridge, Soil Association head of policy, says: “This ground-breaking research proves for the first time that people buying organic milk will benefit from the higher levels of beneficial fatty acids in organic milk throughout the whole year. It shows the clear link between healthy soil, healthy animals and healthy people and is another warning flag against the proposed 3,770-cow ‘mega dairy’ at Nocton in Lincolnshire.”
Source: Soil Association
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