Horizon Grassfed (DanoneWave)

Rating
Farm/Brand HeadquartersBoulder, CO
ProductsFluid milk
Websitewww.whitewave.com
Market AreaNationwide
Total Score76

This brand is known or suspected to be practicing outside the letter and the intent of organic rules and regulations. They were the least transparent in Cornucopia’s investigations and there is some indication they are purposefully being secretive about their sourcing. Brands like these damage the organic marketplace as a whole by undermining confidence in the label and pushing ethical farms out of the industry.

We recommend you try to find another source for your organic milk—though even this “organic” milk will have superior qualities to conventional milk (which would rate a “0” on our scoring scale). Even low-quality organic milk has been shown to contain no residues of antibiotics, and toxic pesticides, while the risk of those residues being present in conventional milk is high.

CriteriaPointsComment
TOTAL (possible score is 1600 plus extra credit)76
2-Cow Rating | Lacking Transparency
Ownership structure1No answer
Milk Supply1No answer
Organic Production1No answer
Disclosure of Information for Verification1No answer
Organic Certification1No answer
Other Labels/Standards60American Grassfed Certified
Grass-fed1No answer
Soy Free Ration?No answer
Pasture1No answer
Times Milked1No answer
Cull/death Rate1No answer
Replacements1No answer
Calves1No answer
Antibiotic Use1No answer; animals given antibiotics may be introduced back into food stream after withdrawal times.
Hormone Usage1No answer; hormones may be used therapeutically
Farm Support1No answer
Procurement of Ingredients1No answer
Extra Credit1None