Personally, I think the information may be there to be honest, or it may be there to confuse us so we may give up and say to ourselves, "Whatever!" And buy it anyway.
Here are a few definitions that may help out with the words on the confusing dairy product labels:
Raw/Unpasteurized means the dairy has not been heat treated in any way, keeping the fat and enzymes beneficial. People who are lactose intolerant find that they usually do not have a problem with raw and unpasteurized dairy products. There are loads of probiotics (good bacteria) in raw milk products as well. The fats in raw dairy help us absorb the vitamins and minerals from other foods we eat as well.
Pasteurized dairy products are heat treated to kill off the probiotics and other bacteria which may spoil the milk if it is not refrigerated. In the olden days before refrigeration, milk spoiled rapidly, and folks got ill if they didn't use the milk rapidly or culture it into yogurt, cheese, or other fermented products, Fermented products further the shelf life of foods and turn the raw dairy into probiotic bacteria again. Pasteurization also creates a higher chance of lactose and dairy allergies (and sensitivities).
Homogenized dairy products are given a longer shelf life because the homogenization spins the fat molecules throughout the milk so it is evenly distributed throughout the carton. It makes the milk taste more uniform. Usually homogenized milk has been pasteurized as well.
Vegetarian feed is full of grains. Cows naturally do not eat grain. They prefer grass, bugs, and fruit that fall off trees or bushes. Grains are not part of their diet. Neither is cardboard or sawdust.
RBST/RBGH are growth hormones used in cows which make more milk production. Studies have found that young girls have reached puberty earlier in age after regular consumption of milk from cows treated with these hormones.
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