Dairy and Climate Change: How Organics Can Help

Dairy and Climate Change: How Organics Can Help

Amber Byfield
Nov 23, 2010

It's hardly news to us that organic fruits and veggies are better for the environment than pesticide-laden ones. And the same holds true for dairy, too. In fact, it's becoming increasingly clear that organic dairy products are much, much better: here's why.

According to a new study released by the Soil Association, conventionally raised dairy cows release about 76% more methane than their organically raised counterparts. The study also shows that the life of an organic cow is longer than that of a conventional one.

So for those of us who can live without meat but not without cheese (like me), here's more good evidence to opt for organics. It's worth the extra couple of dollars for a higher-quality product. What do you think?

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