Organic vs. Natural

When you buy food labeled “natural,” what exactly are you getting? Well, when it sits on a food label in the US, the word “natural” has no regulated definition.*

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These cows are all natural!

The organic farmers who provide us with milk for our yogurts (and everything we make) don’t treat their cows with artificial hormones or antibiotics. Instead, they keep their cows healthy and productive by providing them with optimal living conditions and low-stress lives. And we think that’s just sensible and humane.

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Stonyfield has a mission of providing healthy, organic food

We were working for healthy food, healthy people and a healthy planet even before we became yogurt makers.

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Stonyfield guarantees our yogurt is organic

One of the best things about getting organic food is what you don’t get. Choosing certified organic is a simple way to be sure your food was produced without the use of toxic persistent pesticides, artificial hormones, antibiotics, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), sewage sludge or irradiation.

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Greek Yogurt Berry Trifles
I find my kitchen very therapeutic for me. I could just walk in, look through my fridge, grab a couple of ingredients here and there, and whip up something quick and easy for everyone to enjoy. And that’s exactly how these berry trifles came about.
With some fresh berries and yogurt, I decided to make these super easy trifles with some leftover angel cake I had lying around. They come together so quickly, and if you’re in a bit of a time crunch, you can even use store-bought angel cake. And the presentation is just gorgeous, leading your guests to believe that you spent hours and hours on these ten-minute indulgent dessert cups!

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What would you do to pass joy along?

Earlier this month, Alison here at Stonyfield took the opportunity to pass some joy on to one of her favorite fans – 99-year-old Clara. The act really moved us. (If you haven’t seen the video, watch it: I promise you’ll be moved too!) Alison inspired us and got us thinking.

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We're proud of this title

Fast Company’s Top Innovative Companies in Food: 3 _ For making its supply chain more sustainable–and more profitable. Over the last six years, the yogurt company has introduced eco-friendly innovations in transportation, light-weight packaging, and waste reduction (including a program to recycle up to 90% of manufacturing waste) that have cut costs by some $24 million. Now, the company is helping its suppliers do the same. A new program is underway to build small, mobile processing plants at a Costa Rican banana coop so that its growers can slash waste by as much as 50% and improve their profit margins. The project is a model for Stonyfield’s parent, the global giant Danone Group, which has made sustainable development a corporate priority.

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Hey Stonyfielders, who inspires you?

Today’s theme is Wake Up Inspired. It’s a lovely challenge in theory, but not an easy one in practice. The alarm starts in too early, the ‘to do’ list beckons, the kids call out, and all you can do is grab some coffee and head out the door. Forget inspiration, you’re just trying to find a little motivation.

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Stonyfield is taking the next step

Our commitment to reducing our company’s environmental impact here at Stonyfield is embedded in our four-part company mission: Healthy Food, Healthy People, Healthy Planet, Healthy Business. And with keeping the health of the planet that high on our company’s list of business priorities, we’ve been measuring our carbon footprint for years, but always through a 100% manual, labor intensive process that required a healthy dose of estimating. But now thanks to groundbreaking new software, Stonyfield is able to track and measure our actual amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions automatically with a real-time carbon footprint tool. This innovative tool touches all of Stonyfield’s MAP (Mission Action Program) teams by accurately measuring the climate impact of every single ingredient and material used in making our products.

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