i've just wrapped up reading michael pollan's the omnivore's dilemma, so this is a timely outing for us. especially since noticing that our organic milk (both the trader joe's and one of the local varieties which i can find in better stores) has the addition of dry powdered milk on the ingredients list. this powdered milk can come from as far away as new zealand, where raising pastured cows is much cheaper. but considering the true cost--as the powdered milk is then shipped halfway around the world--the other local variety i can get (at just under $8 gallon) is actually a much more sustainable product. and probably more nutritious for us, too.
so i've got questions, and i hope to get some answers. plus snuggle a baby calf. and eat a lot of goat cheese. :)