By JLP | May 30, 2007
After reading The Maker’s Diet by Jordan Rubin, my wife decided that it was time to start buying organic milk. The only problem I have with this is that it costs DOUBLE the price of non-organic milk, which is already expensive enough. We normally buy four gallons of milk per week. At $3.oo per gallon (sometimes we can find it cheaper), we are spending $12 per week on milk. Now that we are buying organic milk at $6 per gallon, we are spending $24 per week on milk.
Is it worth it?
According to Rubin who quotes William Campbell Douglass, M.D., author of The Milk Book, we unknowingly ingest the residues of as many as one hundred different antibiotics when we drink a glass of commercially processed milk. It sounds pretty bad. However, yesterday I read Organic Milk: What You Get For the Money, on MSN and it basically says that organic milk isn’t worth the cost.
It’s both confusing and frustrating to try to do the “right” thing. There’s so much conflicting information out there. One source says “do this,” while someone else says “quit doing that and do this instead.” It’s also important to check the motives of these experts. Jordan Rubin may be a fine person and all, but he does sell his own products. It doesn’t necessarily make him an unbiased authority.
Bottom line: The MSN article didn’t convince my wife so it looks like we’ll still be buying organic milk even if it costs us over $1,200 per year! OUCH!