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Dean Foods

CPG Anti GMO Brands Face Boycott

CPG Anti GMO Brands Face Boycott

The Organic Consumers Association is calling for a boycott of  natural/organic brands whose parent companies donated heavily to defeat California’s Proposition 37 that would have required the labeling of GMO ingredients.  We agree.   The culprits include Cascadian Farm, Muir Glen and LaraBar (owned by General Mills), Odwalla and Honest Tea (owned by Coca Cola), […]

White Wave Division of Dean Foods to File IPO

Dean Foods the world’s largest dairy and owners of Horizon Organic Dairy and Silk, makers of Silk soy milk, creamers and yogurt.  No doubt the IPO success of the tiny Annie’s Homegrown brand must have left the Dean Foods folks stewing in their organic creamer.   More details at Business Week on the IPO for White […]

Rachel’s Yogurt Expands Dean Food’s Reach

We hate to admit it.  When first saw the smart packaging and interesting flavors of Rachel’s Yogurt we wondered “Wow, who’s making this?” What enterprising start up had the nerve to enter the costly  and competitive yogurt market and with such a large number of flavors as well? In fact, when we looked at the […]

Organic Valley Steps Up Beyond the Horizon

Fund Created to Assist Conventional Dairies Transition Organic Valley announced last week the creation of a transition fund to support conventional dairy farmers facing the challenging and initially costly steps in becoming certified organic. OV’s transition fund, created in partnership with Stonyfield Farm, will pay farmers a premium above the market rate cost of their […]