Good news for people who buy organic milk and beef: there may really be more good omega-3 fatty acids in those products than their non-organic counterparts. The not-so-good news: they’re still expensive, and the nutritional difference won’t make much of a dietary impact.
Source: Organic Milk and Beef Have More Good Fats, But Not Enough to Impact Your Diet
What about grass fed, you ask?
About the same amount of omega-3s as organic beef. In terms of the fat content, ratio of good to bad fats might be better due to choice of feed. Overall, could be better for you but only slightly and it’s still expensive!
In what has been called one of the largest fraud investigations in the history of the organic industry, The Cornucopia Institute, a Wisconsin-based farm policy research group, announced filing formal legal complaints against 14 industrial livestock operations producing milk, meat and eggs being marketed, allegedly illegally, as organic.
Source: Investigation: “Factory Farms” Producing Massive Quantities of Organic Milk and Eggs
Where there’s demand, there’s fraud. Lead in spices (because of paying by weight), olive oil not made or containing olive oil…