milk http://kplu.org en Organic Milk More Nutritious than Regular Milk, WSU Study Finds http://kplu.org/post/organic-milk-more-nutritious-regular-milk-wsu-study-finds <p></p><p>Organic dairy products may have a major nutritional advantage over conventional milk, Washington researchers <a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0082429">have found in a study</a> that could affect the ongoing debate about the health benefits of organics.</p><p>A Washington State University-led team studied about 400 samples of whole milk, both traditionally-produced and organic, and found a key difference in the balance of fatty acids. Organic milk seems to have a much higher proportion of omega-3s compared with omega-6s.</p><p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 11528 at http://kplu.org Organic Milk More Nutritious than Regular Milk, WSU Study Finds Whole milk or skim? Study links fattier milk to slimmer kids http://kplu.org/post/whole-milk-or-skim-study-links-fattier-milk-slimmer-kids The job of parenting toddlers ain't easy. Consider the 2-year-old to-do list: Get tantrums under control. Potty train. Transition from whole milk to low-fat milk.<p>Speaking from experience, only <em>one</em> of these things was easy.<p>As my daughter turned 2 in January, we made the simple switch to reduced-fat milk. Done. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 17:01:53 +0000 8074 at http://kplu.org Whole milk or skim? Study links fattier milk to slimmer kids An Evolutionary Whodunit: How Did Humans Develop Lactose Tolerance? http://kplu.org/post/evolutionary-whodunit-how-are-adult-humans-able-digest-lactose Got milk? Ancient European farmers who made cheese thousands of years ago certainly had it. But at that time, they <a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/104/10/3736.abstract">lacked</a> a genetic mutation that would have allowed them to digest raw milk's dominant sugar, lactose, after childhood.<p>Today, however, 35 percent of the global population — mostly people with European ancestry — <a href="http://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0501/p1845.html">can</a> digest lactose in adulthood without a hitch.<p>So, how did we transition from milk-a-phobics to milkaholics? Fri, 28 Dec 2012 20:59:37 +0000 7463 at http://kplu.org An Evolutionary Whodunit: How Did Humans Develop Lactose Tolerance? Washington milk is safe http://kplu.org/post/washington-milk-safe <p>Worried about radiation from Japan contaminating milk here at home? The Washington state departments of Agriculture and Health say the latest tests show no sign of any radioactivity in milk sampled in Tacoma and Spokane.</p><p>Last week, the EPA announced that trace amounts of radioactive Iodine-131 were detected in a sample from Spokane, but at levels 5,000 times below anything that would be remotely dangerous. Officials say drinking a pint of milk with radiation levels that low would amount to less than half of the exposure you would get in a five hour plane flight.</p> Wed, 06 Apr 2011 21:11:25 +0000 Dave Meyer 1149 at http://kplu.org Washington milk is safe Northwest very familiar with Iodine-131 http://kplu.org/post/northwest-very-familiar-iodine-131 <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-961351.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-961351.mp3</a></p><p>The small amounts of radioactive Iodine-131 found in milk in Spokane has been causing ripples of concern throughout the Northwest. Officials say the tiny amounts of radiation found in the milk were probably blown over from Japan&rsquo;s stricken nuclear plants.</p><p>Just outside the Tri-Cities, Drex Gauntt&rsquo;s alfalfa fields roll out like a plush emerald shag carpet. One of the ways that cows <a href="http://www.epa.gov/radiation/radionuclides/iodine.html ">can pass Iodine-131 into their milk </a>is by eating grass or hay that&rsquo;s been contaminated with the radioactive isotope. Gauntt says he&rsquo;s not too concerned. Mon, 04 Apr 2011 09:40:12 +0000 Anna King & KPLU News Staff 1119 at http://kplu.org Northwest very familiar with Iodine-131