Last updated on: 1/4/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Organic Center Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“Milk, most dairy products, beef, lamb, and pork are the major dietary sources of CLA [conjugated lenoleic acid]. The ‘magical properties’ of CLA include reducing the propensity to store fat (especially abdominal fat), inhibiting tumor development, promoting sensitivity to insulin in 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.”

“Health Benefits of Conjugated Linoleic Acid [CLA],” www.organic-center.org, June 2004)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

An organization that promotes organic farming and products through initiating and funding scientific research

Mission:

“To generate credible, peer-reviewed scientific information and communicate the verifiable benefits of organic farming and products to society.”

www.organic-center.org (accessed Mar. 15, 2007)

Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. Is Organic Milk Healthier Than Conventional Milk?