An article in The Observer announces that golden Guernsey Milk is back in shelves directly from the local farm from Cleveland.
Adrian Bota, the owner of Piccadilly, launches a starup company that sells milk which contains more nutrients than the A1 milk that is currently sold in many grocery stores. In addition to being rich in nutrients, A2 milk with higher level of beta-casein is beneficial for people with lactose intolerance.
The author of article, used to drink A2 milk, acussed difficulty digesting milk produced in US by Holsteins cows. “After eight years in the US, I am used to A1 milk, but drinking A2 milk reminds me of rich and creamy milk that cows in my village used to produce.” His parents also experienced similar difficulty when they were there to visit him. He interpreted this experience as being the result of change in the environment. He never imagined it may have something to do with the cows.
Known as Golden Guernsey milk, A2 milk used to be sold in America up until 1950s or 60s and like the milk from humans and goats contain A2 protein. Expansion of dairy industry put increasing pressure on farmers to raise milk production. That resulted in the preference for Holstein cows and led to the decline in production of Guernsey milk.
At the moment, A1 milk has become a norm to meet the needs of the population wich is in continuous growth. To be more efficient and to produce cheaper milk, big industries concentrated their farms in a few places, using those as a base to transport milk from one place to other. According to a study by Jill Clark and her colleagues at the Ohio State University, Ohio alone lost 2510 small dairy farms (with less 200 cows) between 1995 and 2006.
The entire article can be found at : http://observer.case.edu/golden-guernsey-piccadilly/