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Old 11-01-2018, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Central New Jersey
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Never tried it and will not pay double the price
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Old 11-01-2018, 12:38 PM
 
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No, and sadly, it's very hard to buy raw milk in the US.
I am buying mine at a Farmers Market.

Big Dairy doesn’t want the public to have easy access to raw milk because this would require local delivery networks that would keep the profits within the community which would crowd out massive and highly profitable corporate distribution channels.

https://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist....sa-and-canada/


Hold yer horses, or your cows, with the "Big Dairy" conspiracy theory. Raw milk is generally unavailable because of its shelf life makes it impractical for wide distribution and, because it is not pasteurized/UHT treated, it is more susceptible than treated milk to bacterial issues - such as causing brucellosis. This one happened in our area with a raw milk seller just last year:
https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2017/...cal-treatment/


It never ceases to amaze me how many ways people can put conspiracy theories into every fact of life to support some presupposed dogma.

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Old 11-01-2018, 01:09 PM
 
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A lot of organic milk brands last much longer than regular because they are ultra-pasteurized. They have a slight cooked taste. Some people seem to like this taste; most people don't.

If I have a choice between buying products that have been treated to make them last a little longer than is natural, and those that have been treated to last much, much longer, I'll pick the first.

For me, the best compromise is to buy regular milk from cows not treated with growth hormones. Readily available almost everywhere in my area, even conventional supermarkets, and tastes better (to me).
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Old 11-01-2018, 01:16 PM
 
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A lot of organic milk brands last much longer than regular because they are ultra-pasteurized. They have a slight cooked taste. Some people seem to like this taste; most people don't.

If I have a choice between buying products that have been treated to make them last a little longer than is natural, and those that have been treated to last much, much longer, I'll pick the first.

For me, the best compromise is to buy regular milk from cows not treated with growth hormones. Readily available almost everywhere in my area, even conventional supermarkets, and tastes better (to me).
Yes - this is what it comes down to - the subjective nature of taste.


Both pasteurized (medium temp for longer time) and UHT (higher temp for shorter time) have been cooked - just at different temps for different times.
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Old 11-01-2018, 01:30 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I buy it because of the long shelf life. I donít mind paying $1. more, because it doesnít spoil before I use it up.
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Old 11-01-2018, 03:42 PM
 
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I never buy organic milk because of the 2X price. But I just had a chance to taste organic milk, and I find the milk to be thicker than the regular Vitamin D milk I buy, and there is a more intense milk flavor. In another word, the regular milk more watery and more flat in taste.

Is it true and if so, what accounts for this difference? My understanding of the difference is just that the cows are not fed hormones that increase milk production. I had expected everything else to be the same.
It is.
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Old 11-01-2018, 03:46 PM
 
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I have never liked milk until I tried organic. It is soooooo much better and the only thing organic that I buy.
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Old 11-01-2018, 04:00 PM
 
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I might have to give organic milk a try.

I'll be comparing it to the best milk I've ever had, which is the milk served at the U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen's mess when the Academy still had its own dairy farm in Gambrills, Maryland. Best butter and ice cream, too.
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Old 11-01-2018, 04:54 PM
 
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Never tried it and will not pay double the price
It's okay, ALL milk in CA is $5.99 a gallon or more.

NC it's $2.79 a gallon on sale with an expiration date 2-3 weeks out. No "manager's specials".
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Old 11-01-2018, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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I've never enjoyed organic milk. I'm one of those that dislikes the "cooked" taste.

I've possibly only had Horizon brand.

I have noticed for the "inorganic" milk that certain brands taste a lot better, such as Braum's and Oak Farms Dairy.
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