So i'll ask this. If they Lie about this why wouldn't they Lie about everything else. (Spoiler Alert, They are)
Inside a South Carolina factory, in industrial vats that stand five stories high 👀 batches of #Algae
are carefully tended, kept warm and fed #CornSyrup.
There the algae, known as➡ #Schizochytrium
multiply quickly. The payoff, which comes after processing, is a substance that resembles #CornOil.
It tastes faintly fishy.
Marketed as a #NutritionalEnhancement,
the oil is added to millions of cartons of #OrganicMilk
one of the nation’s LARGEST organic brands.
Rich in #Omega3
fatty acids, the oil allows Horizon to advertise health benefits and charge a higher price. “#DHA
Omega-3 Supports Brain Health,” according to the Horizon cartons sold in supermarkets around the United States.
What the #HorizonMilk
carton doesn’t advertise is that some of its contents were brewed in closed stainless steel vats of #Schizochytrium
(Algae found in coastal marine habitats)
This omission avoids any ick reaction from shoppers, but consumer advocates say it also dodges a key question: Is milk supplemented with an oil brewed in a factory really #organic
? “We do not think that [the oil] belongs in organic foods,” Charlotte Vallaeys, a policy analyst at Consumer Reports. “When an organic milk carton says it has higher levels of beneficial nutrients, like omega-3 fats, consumers want that to be the result of good farming practices … not from additives made in a factory.” Asked this month about the issue, a USDA spokesman declined to address the confusion saying that current regulations have been “interpreted to allow for the use of … (DHA) algal oil in organic processed products.” Costco does something similar with its Kirkland brand “organic” milk. It adds “refined fish oil” to the milk and boasts of high-levels of Omega-3 fats. But Costco acquires much of that milk from Aurora, a mega-dairy of 15,000 cows in Colorado.
Costco did not respond to questions about the fish oil additive.
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