O’Soy

Rating
CompanyStonyfield Farms
LocationLondonderry, NH
Productssoy yogurt
Market AreaNationwide
Web Sitewww.stonyfield.com
Total Score695

Stonyfield Farms started out as a farmstead biodynamic/organic yogurt producer and has now become one of the largest players in organic dairy. The majority of the company is owned by Groupe Danone, the mammoth French-owned dairy conglomerate. They now also carry a cultured soy product, O’Soy.

While they participated in the scorecard project by filling out the survey, they refused to share the sourcing information of their organic soybeans. If you enjoy their products, we would encourage you to contact the company and ask them to share their sourcing with The Cornucopia Institute.

CriteriaPointsComments
TOTAL (possible score is 1000)695
3-Bean Rating | Very Good
Family-farmer owned businesses receive the most points, investor owned corporations the fewest.
Ownership Structure
65Danone-France 80%
Reflects a company’s commitment to purchasing organic soybeans.
Percentage Organic Soybean Purchases
100100% Organic
Companies committed to transparency receive the most points.
Disclosure of Information for Verification
50Partial Disclosure
Reflects the integrity of the company’s chosen organic certifying organization.
Organic Certifier
75QAI
Companies selling only organic products receive the most points.
Organic Product Line
90100% ""made with organic""
Companies that manufacture in-house receive the most points.
Manufacturing
100All manufacturing done in-house
Companies that purchase directly from farmers receive the most points; companies that buy through brokers selling imports receive the fewest.
Sourcing and Farmer Relationships
0Company would not disclose sourcing information
Companies that are committed to preventing GMO contamination receive the most points.
Prevention of GMO Contamination
40Company claims its supplier tests 100% of incoming loads, but these claims could not be verified
Companies that do not add flavor or add only certified organic natural flavor receive the most points.
Flavors
75combination of organic and non-organic natural flavors
Companies that do not use soy lecithin or that use certified organic soy lecithin receive the most points.
Soy Lecithin
100none used in cultured soy products