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madison63 madison63 8 years
hmm. I was just about to comment on how much I love their kids' size strawberry yogurt but it seems like Horizon has some trouble it needs to deal with. if you're in the LA area, Broguiere is a wonderful dairy farm that's in Montebello, CA. They are one of the few dairy farms that still bottle their milk in glass bottles (which I believe makes a difference in taste) and their milk is just so creamy. Plus their chocolate milk is to die for... it's a real treat. Strauss is also a local favorite and I especially like their yogurt which is European-style and a little more tart and tangy than "American" yogurt. Their maple yogurt is worth a try!
Beautifulbarbie Beautifulbarbie 8 years
Thanks for the links.
flutterpie flutterpie 8 years
wow thats really interesting, i wont buy their stuff again, whats so funny is that subway has been touting their products as "organic and healthy" when in reality they are just like every other glass of milk out there ************************************************************ Indentured servant a slave to slave, thank god for my hopeful heart and for mutual feelings
SU3 SU3 8 years
:Jawdrop: Forget interesting... what an eye opener! I strongly agree -- "an organic label would mean a sustainable system where the health of the animal and the environment is more important than manipulating cows to maximize milk production"
SU3 SU3 8 years
Thanks for sharing KerryG definitely interesting...
KerryG KerryG 8 years
Here are some useful resources for finding organic, locally grown produce, meat, and dairy products: http://www.eatwellguide.org/ http://organicconsumers.org/ http://www.localharvest.org/ http://eatwild.com/ And here is the Organic Valley brand, which is also available nationally and which exceeds organic standards for dairy products: http://organicvalley.coop/
bluejeanie bluejeanie 8 years
i'm glad you guys posted those links up there, all the co-ops i shop at flat out refuse to support horizon "organics". nothing more than a factory farm...i'm disgusted how large dairy has lobbied to have organic standards for dairy changed. and in case everyone didn't know, happy cows sure as heck do NOT come from california. almost all dairies from that state are factory farms. buy local, buy organic. research your organic company before you buy their milk.
suzanne suzanne 8 years
Mannnnnnnn... forget those happy looking high jumpin' propaganda cows. :MOB: Hard to sort this all out :? but I want to do the right thing. Fit, I'm gald you opened this can of worms! Not the outcome I expected, but this was a total eye opener for me...
donnarama donnarama 8 years
I just tread this company was basically a crock and does not abide by the standards that are required to be organic- its the same company as the walmart brand- who are apparently being investigated. I lvoe to use organic products, but its a shame when they are decietful with flashy pachaging
Fitness Fitness 8 years
Hey all - Thanks for the information about Horizon. It seems the label Organic has a lot of gray areas. Interesting how a grass roots movement has gone corporate and that standards fall as demands rise. I just read that standards are changing for the organic label in dairy, but it just pertains to organic feed.
nikolem2 nikolem2 8 years
I also have to disagree with this. Horizon was bought out by a conventional dairy corporation recently, and many reports have surfaced that they are not adhering to the organic standards. Horizon organics have been boycotted all over the country, and I also have stopped buying them after these company changes took place. I also prefer Organic Valley brand, which also offers from raw cheese options- that's as healthy as dairy can get.
a-geek a-geek 8 years
Very interesting links in the comments- perhaps I'll pay the premium for Organic Valley or Strauss on the milk front.
KerryG KerryG 8 years
I kinda hate to bring it up, because it's certainly true that Horizon is preferable in terms of environmental stewardship and animal care standards (and taste!) to just about any large conventional dairy you could name, but there is some controversy about some of their practices: http://www.motherjones.com/news/update/2006/04/organic_milk.html http://www.news-record.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060902/NEWSREC0103/60901024/1018/NEWSREC0103 http://dragonflymedia.com/portal/2005/09/organicmilk.html http://www.mwnaturalfoods.coop/mix/?article=386 Some of these concerns seem to have been addressed, but I still feel more comfortable that I'm really paying for what I think I'm paying for when I buy my dairy products from smaller companies like Brown Cow Farms and Nancy's Yogurt. Of the larger companies, Organic Valley (a cooperative) also supposedly holds to stricter organic standards than Horizon.
Amused-Bystander Amused-Bystander 8 years
I'm a little shocked that you decided to write such a lovefest to Horizon given the wealth of info out there that they are little more than a factory farm with a dubious "organic" tagline. You should really read the following Salon article thoughtfully before continuing to patronize them: http://dir.salon.com/story/news/feature/2005/04/13/milk/index.html.
krampalicious krampalicious 8 years
i LOVE their products. i am a huge dairy freak and their skim milk is literally the BEST tasting of any out there. i really believe in buying natural and organic, and it's not hard when there are great products from good companies like this one out there.
lorioz lorioz 8 years
I love the idea of organic dairy! I just don't eat a lot of it.
suzanne suzanne 8 years
I will make a point of buying their products based on the good info I got about them here today. Thanks Fit :WAVE: ... and have you ever, ever seen a happier, more energetic, high jumpin' cow!!! (Confidential question for Fit: Could I use their non-fat sour cream to make my now famous "Shitake Mushroom Sherry Sauce?") :ROTFL:
Phil Phil 8 years
Their yogurt is a staple of my lunch from Mon-Fri - very tasty!
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