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Is skim milk a scam?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 31, 2011 at 2:52 AM

How does the dairy industry get away with selling the public skim milk at the same price as whole milk?

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on February 02, 2011
at 01:04 AM

@ThePaleoGarden -- please don't ask questions so that you can answer them yourself. Next time I see it, it will be deleted.

A9ef01be169f02d3bb7cd68b705ebd77

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on February 01, 2011
at 12:34 AM

You must read Paul Krugman, this comment makes no sense.

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on February 01, 2011
at 12:29 AM

I agree with that reasoning, but what if the fat that they remove is worth more than the cost of extracting it? Seems like they make double profit.

1d48caa387c73a3a3ba0c825d07864c6

on January 31, 2011
at 11:21 AM

Can assure you that was not my intent. HartkeIsOnline is the publicist for Weston Price, I thought about this question after reading about, writing about, and then subsequently having an email exchange with Brigitte Ruthman, a farmer trying to provide milk for those that want it. I posted the links to provide more info on this complex question of how is it possible that skim milk is the same price as whole milk so folks wouldn't frame their answer in terms of grocery store profit and employment for stockers. Appreciate your reply, I'm not a troll. believe this question is long overdue to ask.

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on January 31, 2011
at 03:30 AM

While you may be highlighting an important issues, your approach in presenting it comes off like spam since it has nothing to do with the question and seems to be promoting a personal blog.

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on January 31, 2011
at 10:27 AM

skim should actually cost more than whole milk... there is an extra process involved in removing fat content, which has an additional cost to it

A9ef01be169f02d3bb7cd68b705ebd77

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on February 01, 2011
at 12:29 AM

I agree with that reasoning, but what if the fat that they remove is worth more than the cost of extracting it? Seems like they make double profit.

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E7be2ce38158357f5dacae07b43d1b29

on January 31, 2011
at 03:27 AM

I don't see the point of this post, but where I live, at one store, anyway, whole milk costs up to 20-30 cents more per gallon since they can't take the fat out for butter. I don't know what the motives of the original poster are (this seems like an odd first post), but pricing is decided by the grocery store, and a one-price-fits-all model might be easier for some stores. If stores don't profit, they close. We've lost grocery stores around here, so I don't complain much as long as I they're providing some choices for me. We all have to pay for things. Grocery stores have to pay for things like the food, building, heating, refrigeration, cash out equipment and employees. Getting upset over 20-30 cents doesn't make much sense to me in that light, especially since it could make the difference over the long term about whether or not someone has a job.

A9ef01be169f02d3bb7cd68b705ebd77

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on February 01, 2011
at 12:34 AM

You must read Paul Krugman, this comment makes no sense.

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on January 31, 2011
at 03:00 AM

Question posed to support Brigitte Ruthman and her farm. She continues to stand up for her rights to provide a living for herself and provide healthy food for consumers and co-owners of her cows who want to drink unprocessed milk.

http://hartkeisonline.com/raw-milk/joshuas-farm-vs-the-commonwealth-of-massachusetts/

http://joshuasfarm.com/images/HCO_raw_milk_pp._8-10,_23.pdf

http://www.thepaleogarden.com/2010/09/15/they-hate-us-because-we-are-free/

In this below post, I pose a series of questions requesting information as to whether indeed skim milk is a scam meant to propagate the lowfat dogma and the lipid hypothesis. http://www.thepaleogarden.com/2011/01/30/high-fat-robbery/

A sufficient answer demonstrating this scam may show how it further benefits and proves how various big ag lobbies wish to regulate food production as we are skimmed out of money and spun around in a centrifuge. If you have any answers to these questions, I appreciate your input. Thanks, long time reader, first time poster here on Paleo Hacks.

Best Regards, Zach

1d48caa387c73a3a3ba0c825d07864c6

on January 31, 2011
at 11:21 AM

Can assure you that was not my intent. HartkeIsOnline is the publicist for Weston Price, I thought about this question after reading about, writing about, and then subsequently having an email exchange with Brigitte Ruthman, a farmer trying to provide milk for those that want it. I posted the links to provide more info on this complex question of how is it possible that skim milk is the same price as whole milk so folks wouldn't frame their answer in terms of grocery store profit and employment for stockers. Appreciate your reply, I'm not a troll. believe this question is long overdue to ask.

E7be2ce38158357f5dacae07b43d1b29

on January 31, 2011
at 03:30 AM

While you may be highlighting an important issues, your approach in presenting it comes off like spam since it has nothing to do with the question and seems to be promoting a personal blog.

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