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Hormone free, grass fed

Post by hapa-girl » Fri, 21 Oct 2011 2:54 pm

Hi,

Organic milk is really expensive here. In Japan (where it is also expensive) I had the alternative of buying milk from cows who were grass fed and free of hormones and routine antibiotics. I can't seem to find anything between organic and regular mild here. Does anyone know where I can get some? In Japan I actually got it delivered through a service that specialised in healthier foods.
Thanks!

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Post by wannamove » Fri, 21 Oct 2011 8:59 pm

hapa-girl wrote:Hi,

Organic milk is really expensive here. In Japan (where it is also expensive) I had the alternative of buying milk from cows who were grass fed and free of hormones and routine antibiotics. I can't seem to find anything between organic and regular mild here. Does anyone know where I can get some? In Japan I actually got it delivered through a service that specialised in healthier foods.
Thanks!
No answers here but I would love to hear responses to this post.

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Post by beppi » Fri, 21 Oct 2011 11:26 pm

You can always have your own cow.
Of course that might be slightly difficult in an HDB flat, but my in-laws had chickens (really!), so with a bit of creativity you'll manage a cow, too!

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Post by gravida » Sat, 22 Oct 2011 10:41 am

Beppi, :lol:
One is not allowed to have cats or some breeds of dogs in HDB and you are suggesting cows? :) :) :)

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Post by nakatago » Sat, 22 Oct 2011 11:46 am

Yes, it is possible to have your own cow.

But further elaboration risks offending a lot of people. :P :twisted:
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Post by poodlek » Sat, 22 Oct 2011 12:02 pm

Why not err on the side of organic? Milk is expensive here no matter how you cut it. I've cut back my dairy intake in favour of buying only the really good stuff.

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Post by x9200 » Sat, 22 Oct 2011 12:33 pm

Adopt a cow from Malaysia! Sounds like a new business opportunity.

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Post by intellectualsmuse » Sat, 22 Oct 2011 12:34 pm

hapa-girl wrote:Hi,

Organic milk is really expensive here. In Japan (where it is also expensive) I had the alternative of buying milk from cows who were grass fed and free of hormones and routine antibiotics. I can't seem to find anything between organic and regular mild here. Does anyone know where I can get some? In Japan I actually got it delivered through a service that specialised in healthier foods.
Thanks!
Do they make sure the grass is pesticide/chemical residue/ industrial solvent free?

Personally as a consumer I'm wary of some of the claims "organic food" suppliers make...

Some "milk" for thought- http://health.yahoo.net/experts/menshea ... ier?page=3
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Post by hapa-girl » Sun, 23 Oct 2011 6:05 pm

We have three kids so lots of milk gets consumed. I am thinking just for dairy and meat I might spend the extra for organic. It just seems a shame there is nothing in between. Its like getting free range eggs instead of organic or battery. In an ideal world I would get everything organic but budget rules the day ... Let me know if any of you decides to get a cow :)

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Affordable Organic Milk

Post by yc9 » Mon, 24 Oct 2011 11:38 pm

UHT Organic Milk has saved us a bundle. My kids drink it without complaint. Fairprice carries Organic Valley and True Organic (both Australian brands) priced at about $3-$3.50 a ltr. You can find it in the organic section. You can even order it through Fairprice's online store. I haven't tried the service yet, but am planning to order a case to be delivered to lighten my grocery load.

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Post by hapa-girl » Wed, 26 Oct 2011 10:27 am

yc9. Thanks. I saw that in fairprice the other day and was wondering about it. I've never had UHT milk before. Do you think whatever they do to make it UHT is still less bad than regular milk?

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Post by JR8 » Wed, 26 Oct 2011 12:27 pm

hapa-girl wrote:yc9. Thanks. I saw that in fairprice the other day and was wondering about it. I've never had UHT milk before. Do you think whatever they do to make it UHT is still less bad than regular milk?
The treatment is heating it up.

UHT = Ultra Heat Treated

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Post by Brooklynjenn » Tue, 01 Nov 2011 8:25 am

I can vouch for the UHT organic milk at Fairprice too. I think even the brands like Horizon, which seems to be about $19 for a half gallon, subject the milk to ultra high temps. That is why their freshness dates are always longer than other milks. They are just putting it in the refrigerated section. UHT is good in some ways, it extends shelf life, and destroys bacteria. Does it destroy some of the nutrition in the process? Probably, would be my guess. It's better than hormones and pesticides.

If anyone has seen organic UHT milk at other places than fair price, I would be very interested. I can't stomach the organic milk prices at cold storage, but I don't like fair price very much.

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Post by JR8 » Tue, 01 Nov 2011 8:32 am

UHT, and even pasteurisation destroys flavour.

There is nothing like milk straight from the cow. And yet most people have never had it.

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Post by x9200 » Tue, 01 Nov 2011 8:35 am

IIRC UHT was developed to preserve the flavors :)

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