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Beyond organic

Many people purchase organic milk in hopes of getting superior nutrition. But most of the large organic dairies feed their cows a significant amount of grain and corn silage, types of feed that diminish the cows' production of conjugated linoleic acid, or CLA. The graph below shows the CLA content of milk from a Pennsylvania herd of 100% pasture-fed cows versus milk from one of the nation's leading organic dairies. When it comes to dairy cows, grassfed is best.

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