Milk: Raw milk is much more different from regular milk than organic milk is to regular milk. Raw will never have been heated whereas the others will have been heated, sometimes to temperatures so high that the proteins are completely changed (ultra-pasteurization). Organic refers usually to the foods the cattle ate and whether or not there were antibiotics used. Organic may be ultra-pasteurized but they won't say so on the label. So if you want unadulturated milk, raw is the best choice.
Originally Posted by Nancy Ann
Beef: Grain fed = soy and corn. Corn is a grain. With some of the crap they feed cattle these days, corn is an improvement. Organic will refer to the same as above for milk. Out here in the West most cattle are grass fed (they graze public lands) their entire lives until the very end when they are sent to feedlots for a few weeks of fattening. And depending on where they graze, they might have supplemental grains available because grass doesn't grow all year long.
Trader Joe's doesn't advertise how well they source their meats, which is unfortunate. It is worth it if you can afford their meats. They tend to do a good job of ensuring the quality matches what they advertise.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
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