Simple, Spiritual, Outdated Living in a Vintage New England Home on the Southern Coast of Maine

Monday, May 7, 2012

Picture the 1950s family dairy farm

One of the things I've researched for my book while looking at the differences in diet is the change from the small family dairy farms to the industrial factory dairy farms of today.

A few years ago I was living in a rural setting with a small dairy farm down the road from me. At the current time they were a supplier for Oakhurst Dairy, an independent Maine dairy company. 

If you're not familiar with Oakhurst, they were sued by Monsanto in 2003, the company behind GMOs. Oakhurst pledged to not use rBST in their milk and labelled their products with "No Artificial Growth Hormone Used." Monsanto sued to silence them by attempting to force them to remove that simple fact from their packaging. Oakhurst prevailed, retaining the right to label their products but had to add a disclaimer.

What you don't see on the milk cartons at your store is a picture of the cows who produced your milk. Most companies would rather you didn't

In my opinion, from personal experience and my research,  healthy thinness must include overall fitness of self and our environment. And to eat like a lady of the 50s I try to support the companies that support the way of life closer to 1950 than 2012 when it comes to food.

The lovely scenes you see are photos of a local dairy farm "stuck in the past."