If you're buying milk, it's worth it to buy organic, and Organic Valley is one of the better national brands. But is it worth paying that much more for grassfed milk?
The short answer is no:
- Grassfed cows seem to be no less destructive to the environment than standard cows
- The evidence grassfed milk is healthier is pretty limited. It's a bit of a Rorchach - if you're inclined to believe grassfed is healthier, you'll find evidence to back you up. If you're more skeptical, you'll wonder if it's worth paying 25 percent more just for a slightly better omega-6 to omega-3 ratio.
- Organic milk is already better for you and the environment than standard milk, and whole milk is better for you than you think
- If you really want to cut the environmental impact of your milk drinking, switch to soy
If you have $1 a week to help yourself & the planet, I'd rather you switch to clean electricity.