Find out what you need to know to make the right choice at the dairy aisle.
The dairy aisle can be confusing. Each brand seems to have its own set of labels and claims, and the prices can range from inexpensive to exorbitant. So which milk is the right one for you? Find out what the different labels on milk mean so that you can decide which one to buy.
Do I Need Hormone-Free?
Hormones (sometimes labeled as rBGH) are frequently given to cows to help increase the amount of milk they make. Studies haven’t found that this does any real harm to the cows, but some people feel it’s inhumane to do so. Studies have also found that hormone-treated cows don’t have increased levels of hormone in their milk compared to cows not treated with hormones. In addition, no studies have shown that milk from cows treated with hormones causes any health problems in people who drink it.