As with all organic foods, it’s the process that makes the milk organic, not the final product. The term “organic” refers to production and processing practices. The main difference is that organic milk comes from cows that are fed crops that are organically grown.

Organic milk is produced according to the standards of a certifying organization. It must also meet the same strict government inspection and food safety standards as conventional milk.

Both types of milk also have the same nutrition content, must adhere to the same safety standards, and are both pasteurized. It’s simply a matter of personal preference.

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