Sunday, August 7, 2011

"UW study finds large dairy farms produce higher quality milk more often than small operations"

Food Truther Courtney Halbach found this article in her local newspaper, the Wisconsin State Journal. The study used two measurements of milk quality: bacteria count and somatic cell count, which measures infection in cows. As the title suggests, with these measurements, large industrial farms appeared to have higher quality milk than small, family operations. Critics of the study point out that these are only two narrow measurements of milk quality, and that issues with industrial farms go beyond milk quality to issues such as water pollution.

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