Frequently Asked QuestionsThese days, there is so much confusing information out there about Dairy Farms and the Dairy process. Click on any of the links below to find the most up-to-date information the dairy experts have to offer:
Q: What is the truth about lactose intolerance?
A: The facts about lactose intolerance may surprise you. For starters, it's not as widespread as many people think. And, it does not require avoidance of dairy foods. In fact, research shows that people who have trouble digesting lactose can enjoy dairy foods daily.
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Q: Is it safe to consume raw milk?
A: All milk intended for direct consumption should be pasteurized - it's a matter of food safety. The dairy industry, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommend that no one consume unpasteurized milk. Pasteurization is a simple, effective method to kill potentially harmful bacteria. It does not affect the nutritional value of milk. According to health experts, pasteurized milk offers the same health benefits as raw milk, without the risks.
Q: Is there a difference between organic and conventional milk and should I pay more to buy organic?A: Strict government standards ensure that both conventional and organic milk are wholesome, safe and nutritious. Organic and conventional milk both contain the same combination of nutrients that make dairy products an important part of a healthy diet, including calcium, vitamin D and potassium. Regardless of whether people choose conventional or organic, they should feel good about consuming all varieties of milk, cheese and yogurt as part of a healthy, balanced diet. There is no scientific evidence that organic dairy products are safer or healthier than regular dairy products.
Q: Where can I find out more information about dairies?
A: For more information about dairy farming and dairy foods, please visit dairyfarmingtoday.org.