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Grass fed Whey?!?!

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:11 pm
by Travis
Would whey from grass fed cows actually be beneficial-- (or even worth the money?) I'd think the omega 3s would be processed out since whey is a protein.
Any thoughts on this?

Re: Grass fed Whey?!?!

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:55 pm
by stuward
I think the benefit would be you know it's not from China.

Re: Grass fed Whey?!?!

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:27 pm
by Jungledoc
And you know that the cows are happier.

Re: Grass fed Whey?!?!

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:58 pm
by hoosegow
Psst.... (here's a little secret)

Don't tell anyone else, but all milk cows are grass fed.

Re: Grass fed Whey?!?!

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:56 pm
by robertscott
stuward wrote:I think the benefit would be you know it's not from China.
you racist!

Re: Grass fed Whey?!?!

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:28 pm
by Travis
(Hmmm, Hoosegow, this wikipedia says otherwise

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dairy_cattle#Nutrition" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

Re: Grass fed Whey?!?!

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:08 pm
by hoosegow
Negative Travis. Guess what hay and straw is. I can get real technical if you want, but to not do so, all polygastric animals must have addequate roughage to thrive (has to do with microbial activity in the stomachs).

Re: Grass fed Whey?!?!

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:15 pm
by Matt Z
I think most dairy cattle get a mix of grass and other feed with more feed in the winter months when grazing is generally poor. I see dairy cattle grazing every day.

PS) I don't think they have many cattle in China.

Re: Grass fed Whey?!?!

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:45 pm
by Travis
Well yes, straw is a grass, however the article goes on to mention grains are "main contributors of starch to diets." True grains are the seeds from the Poaceae, however the "grass fed is better" ideology believes cows shouldn't be eating grains; thus the need for differentiating "grass fed" from conventional. (So straw should be fine but hay not, I guess!?!?)

Regardless, I just wanted confirmation that "grass fed" whey is a marketing gimmick

Re: Grass fed Whey?!?!

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:11 pm
by hoosegow
Consider it confirmed.

Re: Grass fed Whey?!?!

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:31 am
by stuward
robertscott wrote:
stuward wrote:I think the benefit would be you know it's not from China.
you racist!
I have nothing against the Chinese people but the production standards there are lacking and it's not unusual to see stories of adulterated food products coming from there. I distrust whey from China.

For example: http://diabetesupdate.blogspot.ca/2008/ ... nated.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Grass fed Whey?!?!

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:52 am
by robertscott
admit it! You resent their economic miracle

Re: Grass fed Whey?!?!

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:41 am
by stuward
robertscott wrote:admit it! You resent their economic miracle
That's it. That's why I drive a Japanese car and most of my computers are from Taiwan.

I really hate those economic miracle countries.

Re: Grass fed Whey?!?!

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:27 pm
by Oscar_Actuary
robertscott wrote:admit it! You resent their economic miracle
:scratch:

Re: Grass fed Whey?!?!

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:20 pm
by Matt Z
"admit it! You resent their economic miracle" - robertscott

Short-term gain at the expense of the environment, public health, human rights and history ... I'm not sure I'd call that a miracle.