Thanks for the info! I found the comparison sheet last night! Kirkland is at the bottom! Organic Valley it is:-) My family loves that milk! I am feeling overwhelmed right now, but just trying to worry about things as I run out of them. Which at this point is yogurt and milk:-) Thanks again for the info!
You know, I can't remember. However, I think it's good to be skeptical of brands that aren't 100% organic in their entire line. Many brands want to jump in for their share of the market to earn extra $ not because they really care about organic standards and practices. I would guess that brands like that tend to skimp when possible to save a dollar or to meet just the minimal requirements, which, let's be honest, aren't that great even when it comes to organic. Brands that only develop organic products, especially those that are small companies and privately owned, would tend to be more trustworthy in my opinion. I am skeptical of most store brand organics, but was surprised to find Whole Foods milk ranking higher than expected. I believe all of that info is available from the organic consumer association's website. Definitely check it out!
Thanks so much! I love Organic Valley Milk, that was exactly the name brand one I was thinking. Just happened to see a store brand yesterday when I was pricing out milk and was curious. Do you know anything about Costco brand milk? I am going to assume it isn't good, but I need all the info to convince the hubby:-)
You'll learn a lot of things like this as you go. For example, a year or so ago an investigation about organic dairy showed that many brands were not living up to the organic standards. Trader Joe's organic milk was on the "bad" list, I remember, but Whole Foods' brand was a pretty high scoring one. My favorite brand, Organic Valley, seems to cost the most but always seems to rank highly in these independent investigations.
One resource I would recommend is the Organic Consumers Association. I subscribe to their newsletters so I can learn a lot of great info like the stuff I shared above. If you have other questions, just ask.
Hello! I am kind of new to all of this, not sparkpeople, but to the organic stuff:-) Been testing stuff here and there, but now am really trying to make a way of life. I could use some help on finding which stuff is good and which is just silly. For example, is it better to buy name brand organic milk over store brand organic, or does it not matter? Also, do you guys talk about household cleaners and such or is there another group for that? I hope this transition is quick and enjoyable for my whole family!
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