Dairy Case Decisions

Why Your Favorite Organic Store Brand May Not Measure Up

Trader Joe’s does not have its own dairy cows, produce farm, and pasta manufacturing plant. Costco does not make yogurt. Kroger does not have an egg facility.  Thanks to the proliferation of grocery store brands, such misconceptions aren’t entirely obvious.  At a minimum, these products, also...

Dairy Cow

The Number One Question for Determining the Integrity of Your Organic Dairy

The number of times a day your favorite dairy brand milks its cows speaks volumes about the integrity of its operation. Organic dairy cows are required to have access to pasture for the entire grazing season. The 5 cow...

Aurora Dairy in Dublin, Texas (May 5, 2014)

The Complete Guide to the Dairy Crisis

Why Small Organic Farms Are Going Under A stated purpose of the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 (OFPA) (7 CFR § 6501-6522) is to assure consumers that organically produced products meet a consistent and uniform standard. Currently, there...

Truly Pasture-Raised - cattle in a pasture by a pond

On Pasture: Where Cows Belong

If you drink milk, your morning glass may conjure images of cows grazing and napping on a bright spring morning. Yet the majority of dairy in the US comes from conventional factory farms where confined cows are fed concentrates,...

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