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  • Eight Maids a-Milking Craft
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    Eight Maids a-Milking Craft

    On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me eight maids a-milking, seven swans a-swimming, six geese a-laying, five gold rings, four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree. For the eighth day of Christmas this year, my daughter and I made eight maids […] More

  • Milk Shelves at Whole Foods
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    Study Raises Concerns About Iodine Levels in Organic and Long-Life Milk During Pregnancy

    Is organic better? According to a new study from scientists at the University of Reading published online in the journal Food Chemistry, milk certified as organic and conventional long-life milk treated at ultra-high temperatures (UHT) contains one-third less iodine than conventionally-produced fresh milk. Iodine deficiency during pregnancy has been linked to poorer cognitive ability in […] More

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    Avoid Raw Milk Products Due to Infection Risk, Urges AAP

    According to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), pregnant women and children should avoid consuming raw milk and raw milk products to avoid the risk of infection from harmful bacteria, viruses, and parasites that cause food-borne illnesses. Recent estimates indicate that 48 million Americans experience food-borne illness each year, which […] More

  • Organic Milk in the Refrigerator
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    Money Saving Tips: Freeze Milk and Butter

    My family and I live in a small town. We are fortunate to have a small grocery store as well as a few gas station convenience stores just a few block from our house. However, I do the majority of our grocery shopping in the bigger city about twenty minutes away. I prefer to do […] More

  • Raw Milk a Low Risk Food
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    Raw Milk Is A Low Risk Food, New Microbial Studies Confirm

    A new study published in the Journal of Food Protection has used three quantitative microbial risk assessments (QMRAs) to determine that raw milk is a low risk food. The new study flies directly in the face of previous evidence that placed raw milk in a high risk food category. The three QMRAs along with other scholarly […] More

  • Baby Sign Language: Milk
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    Baby Sign Language: Milk

    The word milk is the first sign that my husband and I started using with our daughter. At almost six months old, she is starting to associate the sign with the meaning. My second child also used the sign for the sign for the word milk a lot. He had a severe speech delay that was […] More