- May 8, 2013
This is incorrect. At the supermarket where I shop, the vast majority is pasteurized via normal HTST process which gives a shelf life, when refrigerated, of 2 to 3 weeks. I have many options available - from organic milk from grass-fed cows that receive no hormone or antibiotics, to raw milk (never saw the "why" there, the shit goes bad in a few days), to "normal" milk from large dairy farms that use HTST pasteurization (many of these advertise as "hormone free, though not grass-fed), to UHT milk that can be stored without refrigeration for things like camping, etc.Did you know most US milk is UHT treated? That milk you buy in the chilled aisle at your grocers is actually the same crap sold on the non chilled section, US producers started doing this when UHT milk wasn't selling so they repackaged it and stuck it in the chilled aisle to fool consumers into thinking it was normally pasteurised milk.
You guys over there have a weird view of US food. All US food suppliers conform to cGMP requirements, which means that processes are researched and adjusted to continually drive impurities down. cGMP is also used in the pharmaceutical industry.
Not sure where your propaganda about US food comes from, but it is inaccurate. We have a far greater variety to choose from, it seems. Makes sense, as our production is far greater, and the sources of that production are more numerous. You can get the premium grade antibiotic & hormone free meats, milks, etc. - as long as you are willing to pay a little more.
I do. And more & more US consumers are doing the same. One of these days I am going to take a photo or two of the meat case in my local supermarket so you can see for yourselves that you are speaking of things that do not exist in today's America. There has been a push to limit antibiotics and hormones in foods over here for well over a decade. I just laugh at the propaganda I see.