Something Fishy in “Organic” Valley

Organic Valley is an odd place.  The “pastured” cows share the figurative pasture they so happily roam with sardines, anchovies, tilapia, and no small amount of processing equipment.  All these animals – and the human masterminds behind this concoction – cooperate to produce a white composite liquid that can sit unopened in the refrigerator for 70 days without spoiling.  The folks in Organic Valley, and, inexplicably, the US government, call this stuff “organic milk.”

According to the producers, the so-called milk is rich in Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA), Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA), and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA).  Some small part of this stuff comes from the cows, most of it comes from the fish.  The question of course, is that even if we accept that we want additional amounts of these purported nutrients, wouldn’t it make more sense to just eat some actual (and more natural) seafood at some later time in the day?

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