What’s organic and what’s ‘natural’?

Organic milk producers in the United States, already under financial stress as sales flattened, went ballistic in the summer when word got out that the largest organic milk processor, Dean Foods Inc., based in Dallas, intended to set up a new, lower-priced category called “natural dairy.” Organic producers charge it is attempting to pirate away organic consumers who can’t tell the difference between regulated “organic” brands and unregulated “natural.”

Better Farming - October 2009