“I think these farmers have taken this ‘organic’ thing a bit too far,” says Christine White, a mother of four and president of the newly formed Families Opposed to Organic Lasciviousness. “It’s come to the point where I can’t drive down the street without worrying that my children will be exposed to yet another of these naked cows grazing in the field. And when I say naked, I mean naked. It’s practically like driving my kids through a topless bar.”
The cows had no comment, but according to a spokeswoman for Stonyfield, organic dairy cows aren’t allowed to eat foods with pesticides, antibiotics or synthetic growth hormones. And, she says, organic regulations require that the dairy cows must be allowed to graze on pasture as much as possible, rather than be kept inside in small pens.
But regulations are of no interest to White and her growing body of supporters in FOOL, who recently mounted a silent protest near one farm. “All I know is, none of these organic people seem bothered by this public display of nudity,” said White. “They might claim that it’s all the special regulations for organic milk, but if you ask me, both the farmers and the cows seem like they prefer it this way.”