USDA Closes Loophole for Organic Milk |

USDA Closes Loophole for Organic Milk

Marion Nestle reports that the USDA is finally closing up a major loophole for organic milk. The 2002 rules stated that cows only needed access to pasture, but often ended up staying inside & eating nothing but grain.
This June, dairy herds must be sent to pasture for the entire grazing season of at least 120 days and must get at least 30 percent of their food from pasture during that season if they can produce organic milk. Most small farmers have been doing this for years (since the beginning of agriculture actually) & now major producers are now being held to a standard that's much less misleading.


haisoodewa • 02/17/2010
The New Rules are here:
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