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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

And this one's for me

"I wonder what I'll do if I can't farm any more." I am wondering that myself. And I just got into this game. Bad timing for a big dream I'd say.

From OCA

Organic Dairies Watch the Good times Turn Bad. . . read article here

The OCA has called for a boycott of bogus organic dairy brands such as Horizon and Aurora (suppliers to Wal-Mart, Safeway and other giant chains), who have inundated the market with misleadingly labeled "organic" milk produced on factory farms. Recently, the situation has worsened as organic feed prices have increased and recession-pummeled consumers have cut back on the amount of organic milk they are purchasing. The result is a surplus of organic milk, depressed milk prices, and an increasing number of organic dairy farmers across the U.S. being driven into bankruptcy. Consumers can support ethical organic dairy farmers and preserve organic integrity by boycotting Horizon and Aurora products and instead supporting local organic farmers and dairy cooperatives like Organic Valley and others.


HermitJim said...

That's a BUMMER, Phelan!

April Bourgois said...

Ditto what Jim said. I'm happy that fauxganic milk at least uses no pesticides in their feed and given the choice between fauxganic and standard, I'll choose it but it still isn't right.

Thankfully, I don't have to! My milk comes from a dairy an hour away and they encourage you to go visit.

I wish milk producers would quit ultra-pasteurizing everything. Not only does it taste burnt but it doesn't work right and it makes you fart. Maybe you can use that last bit in your marketing... cream will whip faster and male household members will be less disgusting.


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