Wednesday, April 13, 2005
** Health: Beware of Horizon Milk

I try to buy organic products whenever possible, but I am particularly sensitive to buying non-organic milk because the treatment of cows in dairy farms is a real disgrace. The most commonly available organic milk is from Horizon. I was therefore disappointed to read this Salon piece that delves into Horizon's practices and basically concludes that Horizon milk is only semi-organic. They confine many of their cows to pens and their certification is controversial. Since Horizon milk is twice as expensive as non-organic milk, this is a real shame.

I'm not saying that you shouldn't buy Horizon. If no other organic products are available, Horizon is still the best choice, since they do have fewer hormones and anti-biotics in their milk. But if you can find another brand, buy it.
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