The Organic Center, an organization that promotes organic farming, stated in their June 2004 article "Health Benefits of Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)," published on their website:

“The ‘magical properties’ of CLA [conjugated linoleic acid] include reducing the propensity to store fat (especially abdominal fat), inhibiting tumor development, promoting sensitivity to insulin cells, increasing immune response against viral antigens, and modulating inflammatory processes…

Milk from dairy cows on organic farms, particularly pasture-based operations, contains significantly higher CLA levels. The difference in CLA levels between organic and conventional milk is a function of the time of year, quality of pasture, levels of production, and herd health and management. CLA levels in organic milk are often found to be 30 percent or more higher than in conventional milk.”

June 2004