Thursday, February 25, 2010

Walmart Brand Organic

Hello all!

So today I went to the grocery store and had a first! I bought ORGANIC MILK!!! It was Great Value Brand (Walmart's Store Brand). At first I was on a high... affordable (ish) organic milk! Yes! But as I drove home the thought struck me: "Does organic mean grass fed?" We all watched Food Inc. We all know why that matters... so I did a little poking around on the internet and found this article:

I think it's worth taking the time to read. I don't know completely how I feel about it yet. I still feel like I bought a better option than normal milk... but I guess it's still not the best. Is it worth the price if I'm not getting the FULL benefits of organic milk? Jury is still out.

Anyway I am still loving our Stonyfield Farm yogurt, and I hope to make small switches to Organic as time goes on.

I'd be interested to know what you think of the article if you have the time to read it.

--Much Love



  1. Hmm....interesting. After watching Food Inc. I didn't think a dairy product could be labeled organic if the cows were fed corn and other grains. And if Aurora is fudging on that, how does one know for sure that their grains are in fact "grown organically" as they claim?

    I guess you just have to be really careful and do your own research, (way to go Ash!) but it almost seems like you can't trust most food products anymore. We all know having "regulations" hasn't done much to help us out that way, except to make us 'think' our food is safe. It makes me want to go totally crazy and self-produce everything.

    I would say that MAYBE it's not worth the price if the cows are still being fed the corn....they're still likely to have all the problems that regular cows are, except the rbgh, but you can find rbgh free milk that's not "organic" for cheaper I think. Just my two cents for what it's worth.

    Sorry for the rant! ;)

  2. Okay, I have heard so much about Food, Inc. I have got to watch it now.

    I haven't read this article yet, although I'm about to, but in "Skinny Bitch" they claim that there's no one who monitors whether or not something is labeled "grass fed" or "cage free", so according to them, you could just be spending more and not getting a better product at all, although they encourage you to still buy food with these labels in the case that they're telling the truth. I agree with Katie... it makes me want to make everything that we eat, which we mostly do, but can get difficult being a mom and working full-time. It's totally worth it though, right?