People love to talk about Stonyfield products, people and programs, and we’re grateful for all the attention.
Our newest addition to the Oikos Greek yogurt line—Strawberry—is featured in a “Yes to Yogurt” line-up in the June 2009 edition of Spa Magazine. In the same line-up, our latest seasonal flavor—Raspberry Lemonade—is also featured. The magazine lets its readers know that we are an “eco-friendly company” that donates a portion of our profits towards protecting the environment.
The Importance of Vitamin B12
According to First Magazine(June 2009), vitamin B12 deficiencies are on the rise—caused in part by an increase in gastrointestinal health issues and the drugs we use to treat them. Having low amounts of B12 can lead to “foggy thinking, debilitating tiredness and mood swings,” claims the magazine. In order to help regain proper amounts of this vitamin, it is suggested that people eat two eight-ounce servings of yogurt containing live active cultures, per day. Our very own Stonyfield Farm yogurt is the suggested product to purchase.
Time Magazine (June 2009) positively reviews the hot new film Food, Inc., digging deep into the issues currently plaguing the industrialized food system in America. Stonyfield and our CE-Yo Gary Hirshberg are featured in the film as an example of how organic food and sustainable agriculture positively affects the environment and the financial health of family farms.
More Coverage of “Food, Inc.”
Among a variety of other publications, the Washington Post recently reported on Food, Inc. as well (June 2009). The article provides an in-depth interview with the film’s director, Robert Kenner, and mentions Stonyfield’s appearance in the film. Kenner tells readers, “You don’t have to stop eating foods you love. You can eat chicken, but try not to eat industrial food.”
Exposing Truths About Our Food System
New York Times
The New York Times also featured a positive review of Food, Inc. (June 2009). The review claims that the film exposes many truths about our food system. Our CE-Yo, Gary Hirshberg, is mentioned towards the end of the review for promoting the documentary on millions of his yogurts.
Organic Food is for Everyone
A recent review of Food, Inc., written by Steven Rea of the Philadelphia Inquirer (June 2009), has been published in numerous newspapers! This positive review of the film explains our CE-Yo Gary’s belief that “organic food can and should be made and marketed to the masses.”
A Home Remedy for Your Gut
Ladies Home Journal
The editors at Ladies Home Journal think that Stonyfield yogurt works great as a home remedy to help prevent and shorten intestinal infections. According to an article in the June 2009 issue, in order to get intestinal benefits from yogurt, it is best to eat “4 to 6 ounces daily and choose brands that clearly state they contain probiotics (such as Stonyfield Farm).”
YoBaby is a “Gem”!
The folks at Parenting.com think our YoBaby yogurt is a “gem!” “The plain flavor has a hint of sweetness—and plenty of calcium and protein.” The article features snacks that are naturally sweet and healthy.
A Healthy Hot-Wing Dipping Sauce
Our Oikos organic Greek yogurts (Plain and Honey flavors) are featured in Men’s Health’s “Top 125 Best Foods for Men” (June 2009)—in spots 27 and 28, respectively! The article notes that the Plain is great as a hot-wing dipping sauce, and the Honey is a great source of antioxidants. Nutritional information is also included.
Stonyfield Can Soothe Your Leaky Gut
Having troubles with leaky gut syndrome? First Magazine (June 2009) suggests eating Stonyfield Farm organic yogurt to help with the uncomfortable symptoms. This syndrome is rising to epidemic levels, and about 1 in 5 people suffer from it. Tiredness, seasonal depression and weight gain may all be caused by bacteria buildup in the gut—stemming from the consumption of too many carbohydrates and processed foods. One way to counterbalance the bad bacteria is with the good bacteria that Stonyfield yogurt has to offer. The article specifically notes our “study-backed” B. lactis and L. bulgaricus strains.
Turning a Profit While Tackling Social Problems
Take a look in Business Week (May 2009) and you’ll see that Stonyfield has landed third place as one of the country’s “Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs.” A round of applause to us, as there were over 200 nominations submitted. The idea was to “track down trailblazing companies that aimed to turn a profit while tackling social problems.” If you know Stonyfield, you know this is near and dear to our heart—so a big thanks to all who may have voted.
“Slide into bed with an entrepreneur and you wind up cuddling with his business,” says Meg Cadoux Hirshberg (our CE-Yo’s wife) in the May 2009 edition of Inc. Magazine. This is the first of many articles to come in Meg’s new column, “Balancing Acts.” In this column she talks about the impact of entrepreneurial business on family life—including stories and recollections dating back to when Stonyfield started with just a few cows in Wilton, NH.
All Aboard the Veggie Oil Bus!
The Stonyfield Farm–sponsored National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) veggie oil bus is pictured in the May 2009 issue of Fast Company. In the article “Getting Your Ideas to Fly,” the success of viral marketing is highlighted. Since it’s largely part of the NOLS program, a close-up photo of the bus—with our logo on it—is featured.
A “Horror Movie” That Will Change Your Thinking
The political blog Daily Kos recently had some chatter about Food, Inc. (May 2009). Our CE-Yo, Gary Hirshberg, is mentioned as one of the forward-thinking social entrepreneurs included in the film. Various summaries of the film are included, with one stating, “Yes, this is a horror movie, and all the more frightening because it is calm, reasoned, and in many cases quite right.” The commenter added, “You’re not likely to see another film this year that has this power to change your thinking and habits…”
You Deserve the Best Yogurt
The folks at Woman’s World think that you deserve the best yogurt! And, according to them, that means you should eat Stonyfield Farm Organic Low Fat Vanilla. In the February 2009 article, “You Deserve the Best Yogurt,” our Low Fat Vanilla is featured as a “Waist-Friendly Organic Goodie.” Nutritionist Monica Reinagel of nutritiondata.com says, “Low-fat yogurt usually means uncreamy and too bitter, but Stonyfield Organic is very rich and SO good.” Perhaps Woman’s World readers will take Monica’s advice and hit the dairy aisle in search of our yogurt!