Silk® is manufactured
by WhiteWave, which is part of Dean Foods, the largest dairy
agribusiness corporation in the country. Dean Foods also owns Horizon
Organic, which produces milk on organic factory farms that allegedly
violate the organic standards by denying adequate outdoor access to
their cows, among other alleged improprieties.
There have been
long-standing reports of Silk® purchasing organic soybeans from
international sources, including China. They have recently announced
that they will no longer purchase soybeans from abroad, but would not
participate in this project and are unwilling to share their sourcing
information so there is no way to confirm this information.
Silk® is also moving
away from organics altogether, manufacturing more and more
conventional products instead of organic. If you enjoy their
products, we would encourage you to contact the company and ask them
to participate in the Cornucopia research study and scorecard.