What’s the Skinny on Milk Solids? | Definitions | International Dairy Foods Association

Definitions Milk is approximately 87 percent water and 13 percent solids. As it comes from the cow, the solids portion of milk contains approximately 3.7 percent fat and 9 percent solids-not-fat. Milk fat carries the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. The solids-not-fat portion consists of protein (primarily casein and lactalbumin), carbohydrates (primarily … Continue reading What’s the Skinny on Milk Solids? | Definitions | International Dairy Foods Association

Natural vs Organic Products | Is There a Difference between Organic and Natural?

What is the difference between natural and organic foods? By Ryan Harrison, MA, BCIH “Natural,” “all-natural,” “100% organic,” “organic,” and “made with organic ingredients” – these are some of the many different ways you will find products advertised today. But what does it mean? Are they basically the same thing? Does it really matter if … Continue reading Natural vs Organic Products | Is There a Difference between Organic and Natural?

USDA Blog » Supporting Organic Integrity with Clear Livestock and Poultry Standards

The mission of the National Organic Program, part of USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), is to protect the integrity of organic products in the U.S. and around the world. This means creating clear and enforceable standards that protect the organic integrity of products from farm to table. Consumers trust and look for the USDA organic … Continue reading USDA Blog » Supporting Organic Integrity with Clear Livestock and Poultry Standards