industrial organics and/or not open enough to participate
The Horizon Organic brand is managed by White Wave Foods, a wholly‐owned
subsidiary of Dean Foods, the largest dairy agribusiness in the United States. Dean
Foods is a publicly owned corporation. Their eggs are distributed by the egg
industry giant, Hidden Valley Ranches. On the East Coast, Horizon Organic eggs are
produced by Braswell Foods of North Carolina, a vertically integrated industrial egg
producer that also supplies organic eggs for Eggland’s Best and private label brands.
Dean Foods has been considered a bad actor in the dairy industry and is currently
under scrutiny for improprieties by the Justice Department.
Much of their organic milk comes from factory farms with thousands of cows and
their Horizon milk brand has been the subject of a boycott by the Organic
Consumers Association and many retailers around the country.