Updated on November 23, 2021 Yesterday, 7,739 organic consumers and farmers submitted a complaint to B Lab (administer of the B Corporation corporate social value certification program) against Danone North America, owner of Horizon Organic. The complaint outlines violations the company has made against the B Corp Declaration of Interdependence. These farmers and consumers are members and supporters of the eleven organizations that submitted a complaint earlier this month against Danone N.A./Horizon. This is the first batch of signatures that will be submitted to B Lab. Supporters can still sign on to the complaint here.Read More...
posted to Industry News on Wed, Nov 24, 2021
November 9, 2021 Yesterday, eleven organic organizations representing organic farmers and consumers submitted a complaint to B Lab against Danone North America describing a breach of the B Corp’s Community Core Values, as expressed in the B Corp Declaration of Interdependence. They also activated a LIVE PETITION to gather signatures from organic consumers and farmers in support of this complaint, which will be submitted to B Lab every two weeks as signatures grow. Two weeks ago, the group delivered petitions with 15,234 signatures asking Danone N.A., owner of Horizon Organic, not to leave the northeast and leave 89 dairy farm families without a market.Read More...
posted to Industry News on Tue, Nov 09, 2021
October 26, 2021 Today, nine organic organizations representing organic farmers and consumers delivered two petitions with 15,234 signatures asking Danone North America, owner of Horizon Organic, not to leave the northeast and leave 89 dairy farm families without a market (a national petition includes 13,020 signatures and a state-focused Maine petition includes 2,214 signatures-to see who signed the petition, click on the file name at the bottom of this article.Read More...
posted to Industry News on Tue, Oct 26, 2021
By Ed Maltby, NODPA Executive Director
The many rumors since Danone’s purchase of White Wave, that they would be withdrawing from the procurement of organic milk in the Northeast, has happened. To many, this was no surprise. The bigger question is why they have taken this action now and with so many farms. Having heavily invested in new processing for plant, nut and cereal juices (‘milks’), they have invested nothing in the infrastructure for organic milk. Why drop eighty nine farm families at once? Where are the standards that a B corporation is supposed to hold themselves to? (Certified B Corporations are a new kind of business that balances purpose and profit. Serving a global community of people using businesses as a force for good. Honest. Communal. Responsible. Purpose-Driven. Sustainable. Ethical.) As a self-declared leader in regenerative agriculture why does Danone take these farms out of production?Read More...
posted to Industry News on Tue, Sep 14, 2021
NODPA Field Days Summary Coming Soon
The 21st Annual NODPA Field Days were held along the beautiful coast of Maine, just down the road from the center of Freeport, Maine. at Wolfe's Neck Center. Maine's Governor, Janet Mills, and Commissioner of Agriculture, Amanda Beal, spoke to the NODPA Field Days audience. Senator Angus King and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree were unable to leave Washington DC to attend due to their legislative schedule, but sent video messages that can be viewed here.Read More...
posted to Field Days on Tue, Sep 14, 2021
Owned and operated by Alvin and Marianne Peachy and family. By Tamara Scully, NODPA Contributing Writer
For Alvin Peachy, his wife Marianne, and their four children - who range in age from eight to a mere five months - life on their Saddlers Run Farm, in Allensville, Pennsylvania, revolves around the twice per day milking of the 75 cow milking herd, and the management of the 150 acres of owned pasture which keeps the 100 percent grass-fed dairy herd healthy and happy.Read More...
posted to Featured Farms on Tue, Sep 14, 2021
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