eCharcha.Com   Support eCharcha.Com. Click on sponsor ad to shop online!

Advertise Here

Go Back   eCharcha.Com > eCharcha Lounge > SoapBox

Notices

SoapBox Speak up, speak on, speak your heart out!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old June 20th, 2013, 07:28 AM
kalidas's Avatar
kalidas kalidas is offline
Super eCharchan
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Caves of Karakoram
Posts: 3,468
kalidas has a reputation beyond reputekalidas has a reputation beyond reputekalidas has a reputation beyond reputekalidas has a reputation beyond reputekalidas has a reputation beyond reputekalidas has a reputation beyond reputekalidas has a reputation beyond reputekalidas has a reputation beyond reputekalidas has a reputation beyond reputekalidas has a reputation beyond reputekalidas has a reputation beyond repute
Organic milk vs Regular milk

Is organic milk worth the higher price tag? Regular milk is like $2.75 and organic milk is around $6.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old June 20th, 2013, 07:33 AM
Rakhi's Avatar
Rakhi Rakhi is offline
Senior eCharchan
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 9,702
Rakhi has a reputation beyond reputeRakhi has a reputation beyond reputeRakhi has a reputation beyond reputeRakhi has a reputation beyond reputeRakhi has a reputation beyond reputeRakhi has a reputation beyond reputeRakhi has a reputation beyond reputeRakhi has a reputation beyond reputeRakhi has a reputation beyond reputeRakhi has a reputation beyond reputeRakhi has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Organic milk vs Regular milk

Quote:
Originally Posted by kalidas View Post
Is organic milk worth the higher price tag? Regular milk is like $2.75 and organic milk is around $6.
Its no different from organic veggies. If you think its worth to spend on veggies, then yes, even for milk it would be worth.

FYI, I dont buy organic for ourselves but my 18 month old, I go all organic.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old June 20th, 2013, 07:40 AM
kalidas's Avatar
kalidas kalidas is offline
Super eCharchan
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Caves of Karakoram
Posts: 3,468
kalidas has a reputation beyond reputekalidas has a reputation beyond reputekalidas has a reputation beyond reputekalidas has a reputation beyond reputekalidas has a reputation beyond reputekalidas has a reputation beyond reputekalidas has a reputation beyond reputekalidas has a reputation beyond reputekalidas has a reputation beyond reputekalidas has a reputation beyond reputekalidas has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Organic milk vs Regular milk

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rakhi View Post
Its no different from organic veggies. If you think its worth to spend on veggies, then yes, even for milk it would be worth.

FYI, I dont buy organic for ourselves but my 18 month old, I go all organic.
I've done quite a lot of research on this, but have not found anything to suggest that Organic food is worth the price premium

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16403682

Organic food: buying more safety or just peace of mind? A critical review of the literature.

Abstract

Consumer concern over the quality and safety of conventional food has intensified in recent years, and primarily drives the increasing demand for organically grown food, which is perceived as healthier and safer. Relevant scientific evidence, however, is scarce, while anecdotal reports abound. Although there is an urgent need for information related to health benefits and/or hazards of food products of both origins, generalized conclusions remain tentative in the absence of adequate comparative data. Organic fruits and vegetables can be expected to contain fewer agrochemical residues than conventionally grown alternatives; yet, the significance of this difference is questionable, inasmuch as actual levels of contamination in both types of food are generally well below acceptable limits. Also, some leafy, root, and tuber organic vegetables appear to have lower nitrate content compared with conventional ones, but whether or not dietary nitrate indeed constitutes a threat to human health is a matter of debate. On the other hand, no differences can be identified for environmental contaminants (e.g. cadmium and other heavy metals), which are likely to be present in food from both origins. With respect to other food hazards, such as endogenous plant toxins, biological pesticides and pathogenic microorganisms, available evidence is extremely limited preventing generalized statements. Also, results for mycotoxin contamination in cereal crops are variable and inconclusive; hence, no clear picture emerges. It is difficult, therefore, to weigh the risks, but what should be made clear is that 'organic' does not automatically equal 'safe.' Additional studies in this area of research are warranted. At our present state of knowledge, other factors rather than safety aspects seem to speak in favor of organic food.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old June 20th, 2013, 07:41 AM
Premi's Avatar
Premi Premi is offline
Senior eCharchan
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 11,761
Premi has a reputation beyond reputePremi has a reputation beyond reputePremi has a reputation beyond reputePremi has a reputation beyond reputePremi has a reputation beyond reputePremi has a reputation beyond reputePremi has a reputation beyond reputePremi has a reputation beyond reputePremi has a reputation beyond reputePremi has a reputation beyond reputePremi has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Organic milk vs Regular milk

Its mostly organic for us too.

even breads at farmer markets are hit here.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old June 20th, 2013, 09:06 AM
krantikari's Avatar
krantikari krantikari is offline
Senior eCharchan
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 4,614
krantikari has a reputation beyond reputekrantikari has a reputation beyond reputekrantikari has a reputation beyond reputekrantikari has a reputation beyond reputekrantikari has a reputation beyond reputekrantikari has a reputation beyond reputekrantikari has a reputation beyond reputekrantikari has a reputation beyond reputekrantikari has a reputation beyond reputekrantikari has a reputation beyond reputekrantikari has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Organic milk vs Regular milk

regular milk is basically organic milk.

the other one is "adulterated milk". they call it calcium fortified and added vitamin D. they add large quantities of fish oil in the milk.

the ones that claim the cows are not injected with some stuff etc... not a problem i feel even if they are injected.
__________________
Ab ki baar Modi sarkar !
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old June 20th, 2013, 09:10 AM
Premi's Avatar
Premi Premi is offline
Senior eCharchan
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 11,761
Premi has a reputation beyond reputePremi has a reputation beyond reputePremi has a reputation beyond reputePremi has a reputation beyond reputePremi has a reputation beyond reputePremi has a reputation beyond reputePremi has a reputation beyond reputePremi has a reputation beyond reputePremi has a reputation beyond reputePremi has a reputation beyond reputePremi has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Organic milk vs Regular milk

Quote:
Originally Posted by krantikari View Post
regular milk is basically organic milk.
only in India.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old June 20th, 2013, 09:14 AM
sarv_shaktimaan's Avatar
sarv_shaktimaan sarv_shaktimaan is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: satva aasmaan
Posts: 14,665
sarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Organic milk vs Regular milk

organic product buyers are caught in Whole Foods cult marketing trap..
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old June 20th, 2013, 10:26 AM
Premi's Avatar
Premi Premi is offline
Senior eCharchan
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 11,761
Premi has a reputation beyond reputePremi has a reputation beyond reputePremi has a reputation beyond reputePremi has a reputation beyond reputePremi has a reputation beyond reputePremi has a reputation beyond reputePremi has a reputation beyond reputePremi has a reputation beyond reputePremi has a reputation beyond reputePremi has a reputation beyond reputePremi has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Organic milk vs Regular milk

Quote:
Originally Posted by sarv_shaktimaan View Post
organic product buyers are caught in Whole Foods cult marketing trap..
Those oversize bell peppers, radishes .... something is not right there.

Milk ... taste is almost same but organic goes sour quicker. I use only organic milk for making yogurt.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old June 20th, 2013, 03:16 PM
krantikari's Avatar
krantikari krantikari is offline
Senior eCharchan
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 4,614
krantikari has a reputation beyond reputekrantikari has a reputation beyond reputekrantikari has a reputation beyond reputekrantikari has a reputation beyond reputekrantikari has a reputation beyond reputekrantikari has a reputation beyond reputekrantikari has a reputation beyond reputekrantikari has a reputation beyond reputekrantikari has a reputation beyond reputekrantikari has a reputation beyond reputekrantikari has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Organic milk vs Regular milk

Quote:
Originally Posted by Premi View Post
Those oversize bell peppers, radishes .... something is not right there.

Milk ... taste is almost same but organic goes sour quicker. I use only organic milk for making yogurt.
check out my earlier thread on "genetically modified" food.

http://www.echarcha.com/forum/showthread.php?t=40294

some videos there are eye opener.
__________________
Ab ki baar Modi sarkar !
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old March 31st, 2017, 07:46 AM
sarv_shaktimaan's Avatar
sarv_shaktimaan sarv_shaktimaan is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: satva aasmaan
Posts: 14,665
sarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond reputesarv_shaktimaan has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Organic milk vs Regular milk

Reviving this thread..

Got into an argument with some desis who have been trained to US methods once they got here.. When I said I don't buy organic milk cause its a sham, they all ganged up on me and said cows have holes in their tummy where they are force fed GMO corn and hence it produces 30 litres of milk every day.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old March 31st, 2017, 09:25 AM
Morali Morali is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 24
Morali is on a distinguished road
Re: Organic milk vs Regular milk

I personally do not mind, freaking Organic or regular milk,.. so far, I live and buy in the US, any kind of milk,.. as food and health standards are way higher here and No aaliya-maaliya, Lallu-tappu or Gordhan gaaynja, Gagan-gaanthiya,.. or Gala Gandhi,.. can home-made any products as and when he likes…. and any contaminated / health-hazard milk, and without health organization approval,.. can start selling,…

Organic milk, can stay lot longer ( unlike regular milk or a gallon bottle in summer ) and it has added Vanilla, Choco, Almond flavor many a times, with sweetened and unsweetened,... so drinking cold/hot is equally tasty and good and quality, under the Food standard acceptance. So, why worry ?

The company Silk and Blue Almond Diamond major makes this milk here in the US and via their toll free number, they gives you 1.00 USD coupon for every 0.5 gallon carton, so when it’s on sale,. You get the same milk,… almost at the same price like regular,.. So I buy it very often any and do not think much,…..

Lesser the think is better,… Let say,… they also feed cow the meat dough, left-over of suvvar, chicken, pigs,.. and hotdog’s remainder crap… which they mix in grass-pooda and makes a healthy dough for a cow, mixed with all residue meat so that,. A cow can give more milk,… now,..Where you gonna cry a as a vegetarian,.. ?

Even the nariyeli ka juice ( thx to Pappu for this word ) , the coconut trees standing on bank of any lagoon-pond has many dead fishes at its root and the coconut-water was found rich in Nitrogen which the tree had sucked major from those dead fishes,… where you gonna complain and cry for those non-vegetarian Nariyeli ka juice ?


==

Last edited by Morali; March 31st, 2017 at 09:32 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old March 31st, 2017, 09:27 AM
Sane Less's Avatar
Sane Less Sane Less is offline
Dead On Arrival is back
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 17,064
Sane Less has a reputation beyond reputeSane Less has a reputation beyond reputeSane Less has a reputation beyond reputeSane Less has a reputation beyond reputeSane Less has a reputation beyond reputeSane Less has a reputation beyond reputeSane Less has a reputation beyond reputeSane Less has a reputation beyond reputeSane Less has a reputation beyond reputeSane Less has a reputation beyond reputeSane Less has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Organic milk vs Regular milk

Quote:
Originally Posted by sarv_shaktimaan View Post
Reviving this thread..

Got into an argument with some desis who have been trained to US methods once they got here.. When I said I don't buy organic milk cause its a sham, they all ganged up on me and said cows have holes in their tummy where they are force fed GMO corn and hence it produces 30 litres of milk every day.
Well, I have lost this argument with my better half. Have to shell out the extra 5 dollars for a gallon to buy organic But all in all, organic milk (if full-fat and fresh off the farm and stuff) does indeed taste different and better than regular milk. So it is not that bad a waste of money... me thinks.
__________________
-----------------------------------------------

"Kisi ne sahi kaha zindagi kutti cheez hai. You live life without a care in the world not realizing that life is building a heavy load of trash that it dumps on you one fine day, breaking your back." - saneless
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old April 1st, 2017, 08:00 AM
sgars's Avatar
sgars sgars is offline
2
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Mid West
Posts: 7,336
sgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Organic milk vs Regular milk

how about starting organic beer
__________________
This is quite a game, politics. There are no permanent enemies, and no permanent friends,only permanent interests. - Some Firang
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old April 1st, 2017, 08:33 AM
Sane Less's Avatar
Sane Less Sane Less is offline
Dead On Arrival is back
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 17,064
Sane Less has a reputation beyond reputeSane Less has a reputation beyond reputeSane Less has a reputation beyond reputeSane Less has a reputation beyond reputeSane Less has a reputation beyond reputeSane Less has a reputation beyond reputeSane Less has a reputation beyond reputeSane Less has a reputation beyond reputeSane Less has a reputation beyond reputeSane Less has a reputation beyond reputeSane Less has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Organic milk vs Regular milk

Quote:
Originally Posted by sgars View Post
how about starting organic beer
I thought beer was organic by nature. What can they do to make it unorganic
__________________
-----------------------------------------------

"Kisi ne sahi kaha zindagi kutti cheez hai. You live life without a care in the world not realizing that life is building a heavy load of trash that it dumps on you one fine day, breaking your back." - saneless
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old April 1st, 2017, 09:09 AM
sgars's Avatar
sgars sgars is offline
2
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Mid West
Posts: 7,336
sgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond reputesgars has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Organic milk vs Regular milk

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sane Less View Post
I thought beer was organic by nature. What can they do to make it unorganic
Use GMO barley for start.

Probably no one checks if the Brley is grown organically or pesticides and fertilizers are used.
__________________
This is quite a game, politics. There are no permanent enemies, and no permanent friends,only permanent interests. - Some Firang
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to milk a cow - the Indian way! echarcha Friday Special 5 September 2nd, 2016 03:45 PM
Milk and Bread Rakhi Recipe Corner 5 October 31st, 2010 05:59 PM
Why does microwave heated milk taste different than stove heated milk? echarcha SoapBox 15 October 9th, 2010 09:30 PM
Is buffalo milk better than cow milk? saverewaligadi Health 13 September 17th, 2002 07:43 PM
Ganesha drinks milk smartganduinuk SoapBox 11 March 5th, 2001 07:29 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Site Copyright © eCharcha.Com 2000-2012.