We’re always happy to hear about companies recognizing the importance of healthy, organic ingredients. General Mills has announced a sourcing partnership with Organic Valley, the largest organic farmer-owned cooperative in the world. The partnership will substantially increase organic dairy production and availability for General Mills, the U.S.-based parent company to more than 90 major food brands.
According to a General Mills press release, around 3,000 acres will be added to organic dairy production within the next three years as a result of the partnership. This will facilitate organic transitions and continued organic production for General Mills’ yogurt lines Yoplait, Annie’s, and Liberté.
“To ensure we are able to deliver great tasting organic yogurt offerings to our consumers we are committed to supporting a framework in partnership with Organic Valley that will not only ensure a consistent supply chain, but also make it easier for dairy farmers to successfully manage through the transition to organic,” said David Clark, president of the General Mills Yogurt Operating Unit.
The partnership builds upon the commitment General Mills made in March to double its organic acreage by 2019. The company is now the third largest producer of natural and organic foods. While it may be some time until these popular brands transition to organic, we have a ton of organic, Non-GMO and delicious dairy and non-dairy yogurts here at The Corner. 🙂