We believe organic matters.
We are on a quest to prove that organic is better.
Lots of companies make tasty yogurt, but we feel that many may have come to rely too heavily on shortcuts to create their products cheaply.
We believe in high quality ingredients.
Our approach starts by seeking out high quality ingredients—food that has the flavor and characteristics we want from the start. Organic food standards prohibit the use of over 700 chemicals. Sure there are cheaper paths, like using artificial sweeteners, flavors, and preservatives. But we trust in the power of Mother Nature to create the ingredients our bodies crave most.
We’re onto something here. Truly special yogurt starts by seeking high quality ingredients.
We believe that organic gives choice.
You should have a choice about what's in your food. That requires understanding what's in it. Food production has changed a lot over the years. One result is hundreds of chemicals that could take the average consumer months to research.
We think it makes more sense to start with what we trust and work from there. Organic takes a more stringent approach to what chemicals or ingredients are allowed for use in agricultural practices and in product formulation. Instead, organic producers “rely on natural substances and physical, mechanical, or biologically based farming methods” (USDA). Organic certification assures consumers that products were made without artificial sweeteners, flavors, and preservatives, and without the use of persistent chemicals like toxic pesticides, artificial hormones, and more.
Sometimes the best way to answer questions is to remove the need to answer them.
We believe that organic benefits farmers and communities.
Research shows that organic farmers are 35 percent more profitable than the average farm—and a lot more likely to stay in agriculture as a result.
Organic farmers may create jobs, promote economic growth, boost household incomes and reduce poverty levels at greater rates than general agriculture. In fact, there is now conclusive research that demonstrates that organic agricultural activity actually improves the economic health of a county. Median household incomes increase by more than $2,000, and the poverty rate in a county may decrease by as much as 1.35 percentage points.
Once upon a time, agriculture held communities together. Today, organic farming is breathing new life into rural communities at a time when the agricultural economy is otherwise struggling.
We believe that organic is better for people and the planet.
One of the main goals of organic farming practices is to avoid contamination of our precious soil, rivers, drinking water, and air with toxic, persistent chemicals. Which also means organic farmers themselves and their neighbors aren’t exposed to potentially carcinogenic herbicides.
Organic agriculture not only means less dependence on fossil fuels, it can actually help reduce climate change. It’s estimated that converting all of America’s cropland to organic would have the same carbon-reducing effect as taking 217 million cars off the road.
Agriculture is responsible for roughly 15% of all global greenhouse gas emissions. But it’s now been shown that organic soil sequesters 26% more carbon than non-organic soil. In other words, organic agriculture has the potential to be part of the solution to climate change, and that’s huge for the future of farming.
Our yogurt is a statement.
Yogurt is an amazing food. But Stonyfield yogurt is that and more. It’s a statement: Taking care of organic farmers, cows, and their life's work will produce healthy food, healthy businesses, and a healthy planet.
Stonyfield Organic aspires to make a truly special yogurt because special makes a difference.
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