Dannon’s Dizzying Dance on Environmental Sustainability

Big changes are coming to some of your favorite yogurt products, specifically those produced by Dannon.

The company recently announced a “pledge” to consumers, promising to implement into its yogurt production sustainable agriculture, naturality, and transparency. (Side note: No, naturality is not a word and literally means nothing…) Complete with the hashtag #YogurtThatCares, Dannon has released an entire plan explaining the changes it will make in sourcing ingredients, including changing its relationship with diary farmers and dictating specific practices.

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AmandaMy name is Amanda. I’m the proud daughter (and sister!) of conventional farmers in Southwest Michigan. I’m also a practicing attorney. For 26 years, my family ran and supplied a roadside market selling our own fresh fruits and vegetables. We now farm corn and soybeans.

Unfortunately, misinformation about food and agriculture is pervasive these days. My goal is to help educate consumers about conventional farming and give people a glimpse into how our food is raised and why certain production methods are used.

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