Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Dairy Stories We are Keeping an Eye on


John Bunting linked to an extensive story in the Milkweed on yogurt and the standards of identity for dairy foods....which are largely ignored by the FDA. If you are interested in what is going on with the foods you trust it is worth taking time to read the whole article. Yogurt is among the most successful and fastest-growing segments of the dairy industry. What a shame that it is no longer the simple, wholesome product we used to enjoy. (Bear in mind that MPCs and milk fractions are largely imported and not held to any standard of origin or content.)

And, the EPA has backed off on its plan to treat milk on farms as if it were oil or fuel, requiring extensive, expensive, and totally pointless prevention and clean-up plans.

2 comments:

Cathy said...

THAT is a relief. NIce to know that spilled milk isn't a danger to our health or the welfare of the planet.

What a lovely cat eye :0)

threecollie said...

Cathy, isn't it sad that they even thought of perpetrating such an idiotic policy upon the folks who grow their food? And thank you.