Sometimes, we're out with the grandbabies on a hot day and the snacks we brought with us are already gone. If we have to make a quick stop to buy a goodie for the children, Stonyfield organic yogurt in a multipack is an emergency option. It is organic, does not contain high fructose corn syrup, is not packaged in petroleum-based plastic, so not leaching as many bad chemicals into the children's food, and is supporting, if not one-hundred percent derived from, responsibly grown corn--no GMOs, no artificial fertilizers or pesticides, good soil stewardship.
Better for the planet, better for human bodies
What's more, if I were still working twelve or more hours a day, and my dinner break consisted of a quick run to the corner mart for a tub of yogurt, I would opt for Stonyfield for the same reasons. Stonyfield is competing with the Dannons and Yoplaits of the world. For folks who buy those products regularly, Stonyfield is a more ecological choice: Better for the planet; Better for the human body. That's my opinion, of course, but based on the fact that Stonyfield works with organic dairy farmers to provide a market for their milk. Plus, now that Stonyfield is using corn-based containers for their multi-packs, they're helping sustainable corn growers compete in the marketplace with GMO corn growers, protecting our soil bank, protecting non-gmo seeds, protecting other critters, our air and water supply, and protecting us by avoiding harmful artificial fertilizers and pesticides.
Beth did the research
Beth Terry of Fake Plastic Fish asks today, "What do you think about Stonyfield Farm's new PLA yogurt cups?" I was surprised that she gave them a thumbs up, knowing how she feels about all things plastic, and the fact they are not yet recyclable, but she made some good points, well-researched as always. I encourage you to grab a cuppa and pop on over and read her post. It's well worth the time. I'm on my way out the door now to buy another quart of raw milk. I'm going to give her thermos yogurt recipe a try.
What DO you think of the new Stonyfield packaging? I'm curious to know.
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