From breed of cow to varieties of milk, here are the bare basics that you need to know
With an increasing focus on healthy eating for healthy living, organic and natural foods have become buzz words and are being seen as the panacea for many lifestyle diseases. Hence, the increasing awareness and demand for organic as well as local or desi milk comes as no surprise.
During the recently concluded 7th IFCN (International Farm Comparison Network) regional workshop in Pune, it was observed that milk is being increasingly contaminated by bacteria, antibiotics and aflatoxins.
But some players in the industry are working to change this.
Pure and farm fresh
So, what exactly is organic milk? Any milk that is obtained from cows that are fed with organic fodder grown on chemical-free soil, and that are not injected with antibiotics and hormones, qualifies as organic milk......Read more
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This process ensures that the milk these cows give is completely free from any residues of pesticides, fertilisers, adulterants, antibiotics and hormones.
“Additionally, to be truly organic, milk should be obtained from one source, say one farm, as one can have complete control over the cows, their health, their feed, the milk production, etc. If the product is collected from various farms, it is highly difficult to maintain a certain level of quality and uniform organic standards,” says Mehal Kejriwal, co-founder, Happy Milk, Bengaluru.