I would be interested to know if this would help dairy farmers or hurt them. If it would help my local dairy farms, I would be happy to pay double for milk. (Now it's 3.50)
I wonder if this is for all states? Some states have laws designed to protect dairy farmers by keeping the milk at a higher price and allowing no sales or discounts (PA has this law).
Yikes! We went from drinking a tiny bit of raw milk to not drinking any cows milk, though we do eat some yogurt and lots of cheeses....... but I could see how this would be dire for many in the middle class, at least on the surface. Long term it would probably be great for their health as dairy isn't meant to be such a giant part of the diet as it is for most americans, and I bet that if people could no longer afford to feed their children glass after glass of milk we would see a swift increase in the overall health of our nation as a whole.
Last edited by Potter75; 12-30-2012 at 11:41 AM.
We drink less than we used to but I bake with it and we use it for cereal, coffee, etc. Juliet still likes a glass of it every day. It's already expensive although we gave up on organic milk because the lack of any kind of real regulations around it means that it's probably all the same anyway. (so annoying)
We would notice it for sure as we always have milk in the house.
We normally just have milk around for cereal, baking, cooking, and coffee. All though I do buy the organic milk, I'm not sure just how much better it is but whatevs. We eat cheeses and yogurt as well. Jace loves rice topped with yogurt.
I couldn't find too much on Mass. regulations unless it surrounded raw milk but I know we can't use coupons and I believe there is a minimum of what a store can charge and that is statewide.
My kids have about 1 glass a day and the rest is for cereal, cooking and our coffees. DD1 is off yogurt right now and will only eat american cheese in a grilled cheese and a cheese stick right now so trying to balance her calcium needs.
OH yeah, the kids eat a ton of yogurt plus I bake with yogurt like crazy, I use it as a replacement for butter & oil all the time. Plus cheese...the kids love cheese.
Good- keep people fat and breast cancer high and diabetes rampant...... But not fix the military budget! Gotta love the USA!!!
Well, I had to stop drinking regular milk because I'm lactose intolerant, but the rest of the family still drinks it. Ben seems to fare better on Lactaid like me, and you don't want to know what 2 liters of Lactaid costs! A gallon of regular 1% milk here costs $4.69 in the local grocery store. A gallon of organic milk is about $7 or $8.