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Hawthorne Valley Yogurt Makes Top Ten List

Hawthorne Valley’s yogurt has been ranked #9 on the Cornucopia Institute’s Yogurt Buyer’s Guide.

A new report by the Institute, Culture Wars: How the Food Giants Turned Yogurt, a Health Food, into Junk Food, takes Dannon, Yoplait, Chobani and other major yogurt marketers to task for misleading parents into purchasing yogurts loaded with sugar and containing a myriad of questionably safe artificial sweeteners, colors and emulsifiers. The group alleges that agribusiness, in their marketing approach, has capitalized on yogurt’s historic, well-deserved healthful reputation while simultaneously adulterating the product, sometimes illegally, to gain competitive advantage and popular appeal.

In addition to Cornucopia’s comprehensive report on the yogurt industry, they also released a related scorecard rating 114 brands and separating the truly healthy options from those that would be found on any dietitian’s shortlist of foods to avoid.

The Cornucopia Institute is a Wisconsin-based food and farm research group.

Click here to read the full article and yogurt scorecard.