Are there pesticides in my milk?
No. Stringent government standards ensure that all milk, both regular and organic, is safe, pure and nutritious. The most recent government testing found that all of the milk samples tested were found completely free of pesticide residue.
Is organic milk better for me and my family than regular milk?
No. Organic and regular milk are equally as good for you. In terms of quality, safety and nutrition, there’s no difference between organic and regular milk.
Are there antibiotics in my milk?
No. All milk – both regular and organic – is tested for antibiotics. Sometimes a sick cow will get medicine to feel better, but their milk never goes into the regular milk supply. Plus, any milk that would test positive for antibiotics would have to be disposed of — that’s the law.
What’s the difference between milk and non-dairy alternatives?
Every 8-ounce glass of real cow’s milk contains nine essential nutrients and has just three ingredients: milk, vitamin A and vitamin D. In contrast, milk alternatives, including soy and almond, need to include a range of additives to bolster their nutritional profiles — which is why you'll often find lengthy ingredient lists on their packages. Even with these nutritional additives, they do not contain the same mix of vitamins, nutrients and protein as cow's milk.
Are there hormones added to my milk?
No. Many foods contain naturally occurring hormones, including milk. And while some farmers choose to supplement some of their cows with additional bST to increase milk production, science shows that there is no effect on hormone levels in the milk itself.
Why do farmers treat cows with antibiotics?
Sometimes cows get sick, just as humans do. Without proper medical care, the cows would become seriously ill or die. It is simply humane to treat them and make them well again with medications prescribed by veterinarians. The milk from a cow treated with antibiotics is disposed of and does not enter the food supply.
Can I still enjoy dairy if I am lactose intolerant?
Yes. Try lactose-free milk and dairy products. Because they're real milk products, just without the lactose, you'll still get the nutritional benefits of dairy. Natural cheeses are also a good option because they’re naturally low in lactose, as well as yogurts, which have live and active cultures to help ease digestion.
What’s the difference between organic and regular milk?
In terms of quality, safety and nutrition, there’s no difference between organic and regular milk. The only difference is how they are produced on the farm.
Is raw (unpasteurized) milk safe to drink?
No. As a matter of food safety, milk should be pasteurized. Pasteurization is a simple, effective method to kill potentially harmful bacteria without affecting the taste or nutritional value of milk.
Are dairy foods a good source of protein?
Yes. An 8-ounce glass of milk has eight grams of high-quality protein. That’s more than an egg!
Is chocolate milk good for my family?
Yes. Whether white or chocolate, milk plays a vital role in good health, especially for children. Flavored milks, like chocolate, provide the same nine essential nutrients as white milk.
Is milk a nutritious option for my family?
Yes. Milk is packed with nine essential nutrients: calcium, potassium, phosphorus, protein, vitamins A, D and B12, riboflavin and niacin.
Do brown cows produce chocolate milk?
Sadly, no, but this is one myth we actually wish was true!