Do I really have to keep spending a fortune on organic milk? Â This blog entry was supposed to have an answer to that question. An answer that I have finally gone searching for.
I consider myself to be a fairly informed consumer, but at times I’m not so sure. Â I neverÂ bought organic milk until I was out to dinner with a friend one night last year. Â She was absolutely horrified that I was letting my daughter, who was two years old at the time,Â drink normal store brand milk. Â Didn’t I know that the reason girls were maturing so early now was because of the hormones in milk?Â
I got an education that night. Â I was instantly freaked out about the hormones they give milk cows. Â Right away, I began paying double for organic milk versus regular old, store brand milk. Â I wanted spare my daughter any unnecessary maturation that God did not originally intend. Â
This was supposed to be my entry into the serious world of blogging actual information. Â The problem in researching this topic, is that there is just too much information out there. Â Who is right? Â I have NO idea what the real deal is. Â I surfed the web until I felt ill and now I’m more confused than when I started. Â In fact, if I believed half of what I’d read, I would be moving to the woods and eating bark and bugs in my make-shift tent by now. Â
Dear readers, do I really have to keep paying so much for milk? Â
The other brand says something about not using such and such hormones but it isn’t organic. Â If all I’m really worried about is hormones, does this matter?
At this time, I buy the Private Selection brand of organic milk because it is the cheapest brand of organic milk at my local King Sooper. Â
When I grocery shop, I look at the other brands with longing. Â
The $2 difference makes me feel so sad. Â How can a company produce something that will make little girls grow up too fast?
Paying moreÂ used to make me feel empowered, like I was doing my children right. Â My boys will mature slower, my girl will mature slower (Puleeeeze, LORD).
A year into buying organic milk, I’m beginning to feel a teeny bit duped. Â No longer being able to take advantage of the two gallons for $5 really stinks! Â (OK, it has gone up to a bit more than that, but let’s be real, a gallon of organic at $3.99 is killing me). Â
In these hard economic times, will someone out there please educate me about the milk my children should be drinking?
Do I really have to keep spending so much on milk?