Need we say more? 7 reasons why organic milk is better than regular milk
Looking to be a conscious consumer? Want to prioritize your nutrition? Want to get healthy from within? Looking at exploring the latest food trends?
Whatever your reason may be, organic food has got you covered. In simple terms, organic food refers to produce grown as per organic farming practices and without use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
Here are top 7 reasons why you should consider making the switch to an organic diet – fruits, vegetables and milk:
– No More GMO
Genetically modified organisms and seeds (GMOs) is prohibited in organic food production at Akshayakalpa. Feed and fodder produced for dairy cows is produced using native/heirloom seeds and using local fodder or improved varieties of sorghum. Akshayakalpa ensures organic milk that you drink is produced is from cows which are fed with non-GMO feed and fodder.
– The farm is home to biodiversity
Akshayakalpa has designed its farms as eco-systems where flora and fauna live and thrive in tandem with each other. Our dairy farms provide a safe haven for birds, bees and insects along with cows, vegetables and other plants. The food produced in the organic farms is as natural as it can be.
– Kindness at the forefront
A humane and ethical treatment of all stakeholders involved is an important aspect of organic dairy and food. At Akshayakalpa our cows are treated like family. They are free roaming and can express their natural behavior (jump, run, cuddle) and have access to nutritious food and clean drinking water 24/7. They have their own mattresses to sleep to avoid pain to hoofs and knees. There is always a vet-on-call keeps them healthy and happy.
– Say goodbye to chemicals in milk
Because organic farming shuns the use of pesticides, insecticides and fertilizers, organically produced food and dairy are void of chemical residues. According to a study published in a public health journal called ‘Public Health Nutrition’, (1)samples of conventional milk tested positive for antibiotics and pesticide residue as opposed to organic milk.
– Support local communities
Organic farming and dairy help create opportunities for farmers to achieve a stable, sufficient and regular income. At the heart of the Akshayakalpa is our community of farmers who strictly follow organic farming practices to better not just their lives but the quality of their consumer’s lives too. Organic milk helps give the farming profession the respect it deserves.
– There is no Planet B
Organic food and dairy are mindful of their impact on the world around them. Integration of dairy plays important role in Organic farming to maintaining the soil fertility. Akshayakalpa Organic farms follow closed loop farming where the needs of the farm are met with in the farm itself. Rainwater harvesting, composting using cow dung, intercropping, integration of hedge crops and use of use of bio gas for cooking and heating at farm, backyard poultry which enables production of nitrogen required for crops, integration of greens and vegetables for farmer family nutrition, integration of bee keeping for pollination helps to drive farm towards sustainable journey.
– More nutrition, Better health
Studies show that organic milk contains 25% lesser Omega-6 fatty acids and 62% more Omega-3 fatty acids compared to regular, conventional milk. (2)Organic milk is free from contamination and has a varied nutritional package. Apart from calcium and vitamin D, it is also rich in rich-quality protein that help boost immunity and assist with the overall wellness of the body
Akshayakalpa Organic is India’ first certified organic dairy enterprise that makes switching to organic food and dairy convenient. Over 800+ farmer families fulfill by their organic pledge everyday so more and more families can enjoy the wholesome nutrition and goodness of organic dairy – while doing their bit to make the planet a better place.