I'm finding it harder to buy "regular" milk lately. Not impossible, but less convenient. Up until recently, I bought Farmland milk (which comes from New Jersey - one state away) and pledges not to use hormones in their cows. My supermarket discontinued selling Farmland milk. The brand they sell now instead is not rbST free. (I now buy milk at the drug store which still sells a brand that is rbST free.)
This happened months ago. I recently checked in the supermarket to see if this is still the case. It is. But not they have a fairly substantial organic milk section. I was thinking about whether to try one and noticed the expiration date was over a month away. That seemed odd so I read the label and saw it was "ultra pasteurized milk." From the little I've read on that, it sounds like they heat it more/faster and then "change" something to make it taste "normal" again.
I was somewhat taken aback by this because I thought organic food was "plainer" (and spoiled faster.) It seems like we are going to get to a trade off between rbST and ultra pasteurization.
I read that this type of milk is popular in Europe. Anybody have any experiences?
(I posted this originally at CodeRanch
then realized I'm more likely to get opinions here)