Not long ago I was in the car listening to an interview on Colorado Matters, a broadcast of Colorado Public Radio. The author had just written a book about how paralysis comes from knowing too much. Too much information, he explained, can make our lives harder because it makes decisions more complicated. What led to his own admission of this problem? The day he spent 30 minutes in the grocery store trying to choose a box of cereal.
If you’re paying attention to what you eat, it does take time to shop. We know pastured is better, but where to buy it? We know certified humanely raised is better, but how to afford it all the time? We know organic is better, but where to draw the line when it comes to a budget? Do onions have to be organic? Does broccoli? What do terms mean like free-range, all-natural, etc?
This summer, new federal regulations will take effect that should eliminate some of the paralysis over milk. The rules stipulate that cows producing certified organic milk will have to get 120 days on pasture, a big difference from the “access to pasture” that is currently required.
For more information on this development, follow this link to the USDA’s website.