America’s Largest Corporate Dairy Processor Muscles Its Way into Organics
Dean Foods Kills USDA Investigation of Their Horizon Label
After a three-and-a-half year battle with Dean Foods regarding the legality of milk it labels as Horizon Organic, the country’s most aggressive organic industry watchdog filed additional legal actions today. Dean, the nation’s largest dairy processor, with nearly $12 billion in sales and controlling 50 different milk brands, has obtained a large percentage of its organic milk supply from giant factory
farms milking thousands of cows each.
The Cornucopia Institute filed a formal legal complaint in May with the USDA claiming that one of Dean’s Horizon suppliers, a dairy in Snelling, California, was skirting the law by confining the majority of their cows to a filthy feedlot rather than allowing them fresh grass and access to pasture as the federal organic regulations require.


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  • Cornucopia Files Legal Complaint With USDA Over Infant Formula Ingredients
  • Organic Valley Halts Milk Purchases With Texas Dairy

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