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Tina Slots Biography

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

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
  • Formerly Tina Lund-Neilsen
Quoted in:
  1. Is Organic Milk Healthier Than Conventional Milk?