Is Organic Milk Better for You? It Might Be

Cattle being raised on a rotational grazing scale in Shade, Ohio Photograph by Peter Hoffman/Redux

Into the already muddy debate over the benefits of organic food comes new research that suggests organic milk has more heart-healthy fatty acids than conventional milk. The study, published Monday in the online journal Plos One, was based on tests of nearly 400 samples of organic and conventional milk over an 18-month period; it is a bold counterclaim to last year’s widely discussed Stanford study that found little evidence supporting the idea that organic food was more nutritious.

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