Organic dairy products


Organic milk is better

So shows a meta-analysis of studies of the past three years that organic dairy products have a significantly higher protein content and just as significantly higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids have and a better omega-3 omega-6 ratio than conventional dairy products. 4

Organic Food: Eating Organic on a Budget Amazon ImageNow we know, however, that a favorable omega-3 omega-6 ratio very positive impact on health, for example, chronic inflammation may have, so that one may assume that the consumption of organic dairy products ( if you tolerate dairy products ) is always more advantageous than that of conventional milk.

At this point we would like to point out that the threshold limit value the responsible authorities leaves plenty of creative freedom and often the limits are adjusted to pesticide contamination in vegetables and not – as you might have dared to hope – vice versa.

Thus, the Government, for example, has limits for some proven hesitation to increase health or water-polluting pesticides. In addition, there are – according to Greenpeace – for about a fifth of plant protection products authorized at all no limits, only so-called quantitative proposals which, if exceeded, however, would not draw any serious consequences, so you understandably hardly devoted to these chemicals in studies attention.

But not enough, also illegal pesticides, which are therefore not allowed, are occasionally found in fruits and vegetables. As you can see only that but what one is looking, illegal pesticides are neither sought nor found in offical studies.

It is interesting in this context is the fact that some chemicals in their harmful effects can exacerbate each other. Unfortunately, these synergistic effects are still poorly studied and therefore can be found in meta-analyzes such as those from Stanford regrettably no place. 2

Organic farming is safer

Back to meta-analysis from Stanford. Aside from pesticide measurements, we also examined studies that dealt with animal husbandry. It was found that conventional farming a higher risk in terms of antibiotic resistance in bacteria formation than the mountains stock farming and that accordingly the meat conventionally produced more burdened with these superbugs is as the flesh of organic animals.

Further evaluations – in whom are said to have revealed no differences between organic and non-organic in the examined studies – related to the nutrient content and the bacterial load of food and the impact of food origin of allergic symptoms.

Organic foods are better

The actual result of this meta-analysis was therefore quite different from that wanted us to believe the media reports. organic foods ARE better than conventional food in our diets. Why, then, the headlines that reminded more of an anti-organic campaign, as plain to the studies conclusion, namely that organic is better? Of course, it was partly because the scientists from Stanford raised the concern, it is not known whether better foods are healthier at the same time (even if such a conclusion would be obvious), probably because the relevant studies were missed.

The anti-organic campaign

The anti-organic campaign could still have very different reasons. Thus, the Stanford study seemed to be a welcome opportunity to the public to manipulate such a way that they begin to believe it is not worthwhile to buy organic food because they supposedly anyway no higher health value would than the usual food. Then one hopes, perhaps, that the increased import or cultivation of genetically modified seeds , the increase of limits for pesticides or maintaining the mass animal stalls without grazing will no longer meet the usual resistance in the population. Also likely to be the future müsigen discussions on transparency in unnecessary things Lebensmitteldeklarierung. After all, why should anyone else value on an organic label or a reference to genetic engineering, if all this does not promise a better quality anyway?

Down with Organic – at any price

And if people still buy organic foods and just will not let go of their desire for clean environment and unpolluted food, then you can still quickly attracts the last card out of his pocket – and has always worked quickly and sustainably. Who buys organic, various media reports 3 , namely must fear that the salad from a farmer descended with extreme right-wing ideas. Yes, it advises customers even organic, to inquire with the shop owner about the political sentiments of the respective manufacturer before buying organic foods.

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Of an organic customers, namely, the already strives to maintain an environmentally and socially compatible lifestyles and eating style, you can certainly ask for this extra effort finally. Who buys the other hand, in FIDL and WALDI needs is the attitude of the suppliers do not have to worry because the whole concept of business and marketing models is already such environmental, animal and inhuman that a possible right settlement of the suppliers it also verschimmern nothing more could.

Is all of this – including the Stanford study and their hype – so just a try, people’s methods of agro-industry (monoculture, high mechanical and energy use) and the products of multinational mega-corporations (GM seed, chemicals) to agree well-intentioned?

Organic foods are nutrient-rich

This suspicion hardens the more so the deeper one goes into the subject. For example, it is incomprehensible that the Stanford researchers wanted have found no significant differences in nutrients and vital substances between organic foods and non-organic foods. Even a first look at the literature and studies in the databases brings ample evidence for the significantly higher nutrients and vital substances in organic foods revealed. And the human benefits including colon health and intestinal srength is proven in many ways.