Researcher and PhD candidate at the Department of Food Science at the Danish Institute of Agricultural Science
Pro to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
"Organically reared cows, which eat high levels of fresh grass, clover pasture and grass cover silage, produced milk which is on average 50% higher in vitamin E (alpha tocopherol), 75% higher in beta carotene (which our bodies convert to vitamin A) and two to three times higher in the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthine than non-organic milk... Beta carotene, lutein, [and] zeaxanthine are recognised as an important part of a healthy diet."
"Healthier Organic Livestock Products: Antioxidants in Organic and Conventional Produced Milk," paper presented at the First Annual EU Project Quality Low Input Food and Soil Association Annual Conference, Jan. 2005
Experts People with PhDs, MDs, other relevant advanced degrees, and government officials with significant involvement in human or animal health-related issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Researcher and PhD candidate, Department of Food Science, Danish Institute of Agricultural Science
Member, Milk and Egg Science Research Group, Danish Institute of Agricultural Science
Participant, EU Project for Quality Low Input Food Supply Chain (QLIF)
MS, Dairy Science, The Institute of Dairy and Foods, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University of Denmark, 2005
Cowritten with Gillian Butler, J.H. Nielsen, Chris Seal, Mick D. Eyre, Roy Sanderson and Carlo Leifert, "Fatty Acid and Fat-Soluble Antioxidant Concentrations in Milk from High and Low Input Conventional and Organic Systems: Seasonal Variation," Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, May 2008
Cowritten with C. Leifert, G. Butler, T. Kristensen, and J.H. Nielsen, "Effect of Dairy Management on Quality Characteristics of Milk," presented at the Joint Organic Congress, May 2006
Cowritten with J.H. Nielsen, "Healthier Organic Livestock Products: Antioxidants in Organic and Conventional Produced Milk," presented at the First Annual EU Project Quality Low Input Food and Soil Association Annual Conference, Jan. 2005
Cowritten with L.H. Skibsted, and J.H. Nielsen, "Can Supplementation of the Cows' Feed with Synthetic Vitamin E Improve Milk Quality," Proceedings of the Life Style Food Congress 2004, 2004