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Jacob Wilson
Jacob Wilson

Where To Buy Nancy's Organic Yogurt

Unfortunately, as the organic industry grows and is available at conventional grocery stores, larger food companies have joined the organic dairy game and are producing yogurts that do not support the principles or mission of organic. Are they still better? Yes, but are you always getting superior nutrition and quality for your gut health? No.

where to buy nancy's organic yogurt

Danone sent letters in August to 89 organic farmers, including 28 based in Vermont, announcing that its contracts with the farmers would end Aug. 31, 2022. These organic farmers were left scrambling who would purchase their milk. Stonyfield Yogurt, who supports over 200 small family farmers with their yogurt, stepped in to assist. They offered contracts to the best quality organic dairy farmers and have launched an internal task force of senior company leaders to work alongside state departments, nonprofit organizations, and retailers to find ways to keep the other organic farms alive.

The Cornucopia Institute investigated the organic yogurt industry and produced the report Culture Wars: How the Food Giants Turned Yogurt, a Health Food, into Junk Food. As an extension of their organic dairy farm investigation, they sent questionnaires to each dairy farm, confirming details about animal treatment with aerial photos, and evaluating ingredients on the label. They continued to contact dairy farms that did not respond.

In order to evaluate yogurt dairy farm brands, they first investigated all organic dairy farms that produce milk, cheese, & dairy products like sour cream & whole milk yogurt. They looked at company leadership, and ingredients like colors, flavors, sweeteners, preservatives, and additional nutrients. A scorecard was created for all organic dairy farms, then later a scorecard was created for all yogurt brands and was updated on July 27th, 2021.

A 4-star rating in this category provides ample pasture for their animals and makes a credible effort to encourage natural behaviors. These brands may get milk or feed from outside sources that are certified organic. If multiple farms produce the milk for a brand, the management has close oversight and control over the practices of those farms. Dairy products from these brands come from animals that have been raised organically, at least since the last third of gestation, even if animals were purchased off-farm. The quality of the yogurt is similar to 5-star rating with additional additives.

A 3-star rating are meeting the standards to qualify for legal organic status. Many are good choices for consumers. All producers in this category appear committed to meeting at least the minimum pasture requirement. In this category, replacement animals may be purchased from outside sources, sometimes from conventional management where calves have received antibiotics and young cattle might have been fed conventional and/or GMO grains.

According to the company, the new line of single-serve organic whole-milk yogurt is available in four flavors: Plain, Strawberry Vanilla, Mixed Berry and Peach. The yogurts are carefully crafted with organic milk from cows pasture-raised on family farms, and they feature over 30 billion live probiotics in every serving. These convenient grab-and-go yogurts are Non-GMO Project Verified and are made without pectin or gelatin. The cultures do the work to make each spoonful rich, creamy and packed with live probiotics. 041b061a72


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