Dean Foods pulls bait-and-switch on “organic” Silk soymilk

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  1. Janet says:

    Organic Valley notified its employees of what Dean Foods was up to by using the word “natural” instead of “organic” and tricking uninformed consumers. The key is to be an informed consumer. I know a lot people try hard to eat right but when companies play tricks like this it makes it even more difficult. I personally am boycotting all of Dean’s foods.
    Janet

  2. Sharon Curran says:

    Dear Folks,

    I hope this note finds you healthy and in good spirits. I’m sorry to say that I bought a half gallon of your Silk Milk and it says it is good through 1-16-10. In good faith, I need to tell you that it is my SECOND half gallon. The last half gallon I bought wasn’t even close to the experation date and when I went to pour it over my cereal, it was all clumped up and plopped out! It was horrible. I took it back to Safeway where I bought it (it was heavy and smelled very bad).

    I was hoping that maybe the first half gallon I had bought was a fluke and would give it another chance. I was hoping that it would be good as I am lactose intolerent and am trying to find a substitute for milk.

    I look forward to hearing from you. I do hope that you and yours will enjoy these upcoming Holidays.

    Sincerely,
    Sharon Curran

    Sharon Curran
    P.O. Box 1541
    Westminster, Md. 21158

  3. admin says:

    Hi Sharon,
    Regarding the Silk products, unfortunately what was once a good product after having been bought out is no longer meeting our standards. I would recommend trying some other types of milks. Blue Diamond makes a great almond milk, unsweetened or sweetened, plain or vanilla. Also you can now purchase hazelnut milk, hemp milk, oat milk, rice milk of course and I think it is fine to use a different brand of soy milk- Eden is a good company and makes many different soy milks.
    Hope that helps!
    Kathy

  4. Angela says:

    I was unaware of the Dean acquisition of Horizon! Is Stoneyfield acceptable?

  5. I guess that it’s time to get as close to completely local sources as possible…

    The Organic Elite Surrenders to Monsanto: What Now?
    By Ronnie Cummins
    Organic Consumers Association, Jan 27, 2011
    Straight to the Source

    “The policy set for GE alfalfa will most likely guide policies for other GE crops as well. True coexistence is a must.” – Whole Foods Market, Jan. 21, 2011

    In the wake of a 12-year battle to keep Monsanto’s Genetically Engineered (GE) crops from contaminating the nation’s 25,000 organic farms and ranches, America’s organic consumers and producers are facing betrayal. A self-appointed cabal of the Organic Elite, spearheaded by Whole Foods Market, Organic Valley, and Stonyfield Farm, has decided it’s time to surrender to Monsanto. Top executives from these companies have publicly admitted that they no longer oppose the mass commercialization of GE crops, such as Monsanto’s controversial Roundup Ready alfalfa, and are prepared to sit down and cut a deal for “coexistence” with Monsanto and USDA biotech cheerleader Tom Vilsack.

  6. Krista Ronti says:

    Indeed, informing consumers the right thing is important and a tricky word using is really confusing for them. It is like how to inform them the real dangers of consuming soy which is explained thoroughly at http://www.mercola.com/Downloads/bonus/dangers-of-soy/report.aspx