|Farm Name||Horizon (Dean Foods)|
|Products||Nation's largest name-brand organic milk marketer. Dependence on large industrial "farms," milking as many as 4,000 cows, for a large percentage of its milk supply.|
In 2013 Dean Foods spun-off their
branded products division, WhiteWave, with an IPO on Wall Street. The former Dean Foods CEO, Gregg Engles, and
many of the other executives have moved over to WhiteWave. The new entity continues to market Silk soy
drink (was 100% organic when Dean Foods acquired it but is now mostly
non-organic) and International Delight nondairy coffee creamer.
Today, after reports that WhiteWave spent upwards of $20 million on a new milking facility built for the current capacity of approximately 2,400 cows, the animals now have "limited" access to pasture. There is still a question of whether this dairy is operating in compliance with organic law.
Many practices on a farm of this
nature put ethical family-scale organic farmers at a competitive disadvantage.
|Ownership Structure||0||No answer|
|Milk Supply||0||No answer|
|Disclosure of Information for Verification||0||No answer|
|Certifier farms||0||No answer|
|Certifier processing||0||No answer|
|Cows on pasture time/acreage provided||0||No answer|
|Health and longevity of cows||0||No answer|
|Replacement animals only from organic farms||0||No answer|
|Antibiotics used on young cattle||0||No answer|
|Reproductive hormones used||0||No answer|
|Farm support oversight||0||No answer|
|Outside dairy ingredients purchased||0||No answer|
|TOTAL SCORE||0||ZERO COWS (Ethically Deficient) Most produce or purchase factory farm milk. No zero cow producers/brands were open enough to participate in this study.|