Ground-breaking new study reveals that organic meat and dairy are more nutritious than non-organic

What we have all known intuitively has been demonstrated by the largest sysematic review of peer-reviewed research of its kind. Published today 16 February 2016, in the British Journal of Nutrition shows organic milk and dairy products and meat contain around 50% more beneficial omega-3 fatty acids than non-organic.

Key findings:

both organic milk (dairy) and meat contain around 50% more beneficial omega-3 fatty acids than conventionally produced products
organic meat had slightly lower concentrations of two saturated fats linked to heart diseaseorganic milk and dairy contains 40% more conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) – CLA has been linked to a range of health benefits including reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, certain cancers and obesity, but evidence is mainly from animal studies
organic milk and dairy contains slightly higher concentrations of iron, Vitamin E and some carotenoids
organic milk contains less iodine than non-organic milk
This is fantastic news for organic producers (like us here at Peelham), and their customers. We can now discuss and argue and persuade with confidence that organic farming IS better for our environment, our animals and for us ! AND that we as farmers feed our farm animals has a direct effect on what we eat !

Read the Soil Associaton press release here

And treat your self to DELICIOUS grass-reared Peelham Rump Steak (or two !) here