Wednesday, March 26, 2008

big box milk getting cleaner

Treehugger picked up on a story in the Globe and Mail that discusses how several big grocery chains in the US are telling their suppliers that the milk purchased for store brands cannot come from cows who have received rBST. The great news is that it really is large chains taking this on, like WalMart, who are presumably purchasing large quantities of milk and can have an impact on the milk industry. Its not quit the same as going all the way to organic and ethically treated cattle, but its a start.

I wonder, though, if this will raise the price of the store branded milks because the cows they are purchasing from produce less and cost the dairy more to raise the cow to have it start producing.