Perhaps nothing says unhealthy processed food more than American cheese. Now a health-conscious competitor wants in on that market share. But, can you still call it American cheese if it's unprocessed and has only four ingredients -- all of which you can pronounce? The country's largest co-op of organic farmers says yes. Wisconsin-based Organic Valley is out to reinvent our de facto national cheese.
Four experts have joined Environmental Working Group’s board of directors with long experience in environmental advocacy and stewardship, government relations, public health and other public policy issues.
They are Ami Aronson of the Bernstein Family Foundation, Melissa Hughes of CROPP Cooperative/Organic Valley, William G. Ross, former North Carolina environment and natural resources secretary and Dr. Mark Hyman, family physician, functional medicine expert and best-selling author.
Organic Valley Whipped Butter: Nothing's finer slathered on a bagel than this airy -- but rich! -- butter from a co-op of family farmers. Made with sweet cream and salt, "It tastes so fresh!" commented one panelist.
"What Kids Know About Organics" is a result of Organic Valley's visit at PS41 on 10/3 with the American Cheese Revolution. Great shout outs to OV, PS41, American Singles, and the kid definitions of Organic are impressive.
I recently attended the Organic Pioneer Awards at the Rodale Institute--an amazing event that recognizes people who make a difference in sustainable agriculture.
Earlier that day, I visited an organic family farm in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, adjacent to the Rodale Institute, owned by James Burkholder. When I met James, his wife Ida, and his lovely family, I realized that I was in presence of a new organic leader.
A Gervais, Ore., dairy farmer is participating in a tour promoting organic agriculture in the Midwest.
Greg Rosa, 21, son of Jerome Rosa of Jerosa Organic Dairy, is among several farmers aged 18 to 35 participating in the third-annual Generation Organic tour, which is sponsored by the Organic Valley cooperative.
"To provide healthy, wholesome, safe food for people is the most rewarding career you could choose," Rosa said.
Do you hanker for a hunk of cheese? Today may be your lucky day. Maybe it’s going to be tomorrow. Just know that the American Cheese Revolution Tour is on its way, currently traveling the continental U.S.
Yes a cheese tour. Best tour idea ever!
That insanely good idea is a joint effort between cheese makers Organic Valley and the non-profit Healthy Child Healthy World. The truck is making its rounds, inviting cheese fans of all ages to come on down to taste some delicious samples and learn the difference between real cheese and “cheese food.”
This great-tasting shelf-stable chocolate milk had the trifecta of being organic, only 1% milk fat, and not too sweet—although it’ll satisfy your afternoon chocolate cravings splendidly. Toss them in with your kids’ lunches or serve them up with fruit and crackers for a substantial afternoon snack. These tasty organic beverages are available in chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla and come in 8-oz packages, 4-packs and 12-pack cases.
Let me introduce Bob Bansen, a high school buddy of mine who is a third-generation dairyman raising Jersey cows on lovely green pastures here in Oregon beside the Yamhill River. Bob, 53, a lanky, self-deprecating man with an easy laugh, is an example of a farmer who has figured out how to make a good living running a farm that is efficient but also has soul.