A recent study from Stonyfield organic yogurt and Lindberg International found that 71 percent of Americans are worried about pesticides in their food and almost three out of four respondents (74%) would like to eat food produced with fewer pesticides.
With so many people expressing a desire to avoid these chemicals, the study found a good deal of confusion when it comes to food labels, the best way to know if pesticides are used in the production process. In particular, confusion arises when comparing the buzz term “natural” to the USDA Certified Organic seal. In fact, more than half (56%) of respondents incorrectly identified organic attributes such as “made without the use of toxic persistent pesticides” and “made without the use of synthetic hormones” to products labeled natural.
This year marks Stonyfield organic yogurt’s 30th year in business after starting as an organic farming school turned yogurt company in 1983. The leading producer of organic yogurt, Stonyfield has always produced its full line of dairy products without the use of toxic persistent pesticides and wants to teach consumers that not all cups of yogurt are created equal. To help consumers identify the healthiest yogurt on the shelf, Stonyfield packaging now features a call out which states that the yogurt was made without the use of toxic persistent pesticides, artificial hormones, antibiotics or GMOs.
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