When you see organic on your food label, you can feel confident that you’re getting clean, fresh ingredients. You can also feel confident about what you aren’t getting. Canadian organic standards prohibit the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, instead relying on time-honoured, natural farming methods to prevent weeds and pests. The result is a cleaner environment for our cows – and for your family too.
Because genetically-modified crops haven’t been around that long, there’s still a lot that scientists don’t know about their long-term effects: specifically on your health and on the health of our planet. While we’re all for leaps of faith, these are things we don’t take lightly – nor, do we imagine, do you. Certified organic also means GMO-free, so you don’t have to spend time you don’t have worrying about the ingredients in your food.
Whether it’s a thirst-quenching glass of milk or a cold bowl of ice cream, the taste and nutrition of your dairy starts with the cow. Organic cows eat as nature intended, with a diet that’s primarily grass . Grass-fed options provide the wholesome, true taste and nutrients you expect in dairy, like calcium and protein. But what you might not know is that research shows they’re also richer in omega-3 and CLA essential fatty acids1
Organic cows aren’t just a business – to our farmers, they’re family. Our average organic herd size is just 49 compared to the average farm of 100, allowing farmers to give each animal the personal attention it needs to thrive. Organic Meadow cows spend their days just as you’d want them to: soaking in fresh air while exploring the great outdoors. Their high quality of life is likely one reason organic cows lead longer, healthier lives. If our cows could talk, we think they’d tell you they feel good about their lifestyle – and so can you.
Choosing organic is about more than food you can feel good about today – at its heart, organic is a choice that helps keep our planet healthy for tomorrow. Organic farms are more efficient, producing more healthy food while consuming 70 percent less energy. By swapping out chemicals for generations-old, natural farming practices, organic farming also plays an important part in protecting the long-term balance and health of our natural ecosystems. When you choose organic, you’re supporting a healthy and sustainable planet for you, your family, and generations to come.