Recently, Dannon made a sweeping commitment to transition their major lines of yogurt to non-GMO and to clearly label all products containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Their announcement made clear that getting GMOs out of the dairy supply chain can and must be done.
Now tell Dean Foods to step up too and take action to move away from GMOs.
Haven’t heard of Dean Foods? It's the corporate ownership behind regional dairy brands like Land O’Lakes, Garelick Farms, Alta Dena, Country Fresh, Berkeley Farms, and Mayfield Dairy. And Dean Foods’ supply chain relies heavily on GMOs.
Tell Dean Foods it's time to remove GMOs from its supply chain and support more sustainable agricultural practices.
What you might not know is that the majority of genetically engineered (GE) crops go to feed animals, such as cows living on industrialized farms, or concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).
Their diets consist almost entirely of GE crops like corn, soy, alfalfa, cotton seed, and/or sugar beets. Dean Foods’ dairy comes from cows fed GMOs.
GMOs have resulted in the increase use of pesticides, weed resistance, and diminished water and soil quality. The mass production of GMOs has further supported the industrialization of the dairy industry and perpetuated the use of CAFOs to raise animals.
Join GMO Inside in calling on Dean Foods to phase out the use of genetically engineered crops for animal feed.
Confinement and poor diet increase the likelihood of disease, resulting in the use of sub-therapeutic antibiotics, a common practice of giving cows low doses of antibiotics on a daily basis to try to prevent illness. In the US, 80% of antibiotics are given to livestock, and this overuse is causing bacteria to evolve resistance to antibiotics, which is a serious and growing health issue for humans.
Take action and hold Dean Foods accountable for its promise to provide a “pure and simple” product.