I heard that milk can contain a lot of pesticides, hormones, and antibiotics. Is it safe? The safety of milk depends on who’s interpreting the data. While milk-bashing is popular among consumer groups, the government (with the support of the American Dairy Council) has tried to foster a pure image for the sacred cow. Cow feed undoubtedly contains pesticides, and cows are given antibiotics to keep them from getting sick and hormones to increase their milk production. Whether or not these substances show up in standard milk (which is supposed to be tested for detectable residues) is uncertain. Be sure. Buy certified organic milk, which means there were never hormones or antibiotics in the cow feed and the milk was protected from pollutants during processing.
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Buy certified organic milk. It doesn’t contain antibiotics or added bovine growth hormone (BGH).