Consolidation in the dairy industry has left most of the country's milk in the hands of a few producers. Despite the many different labels you see in the grocery store, most of the milk is coming from the same group of big dairy companies, such as Dean Foods, which has been sued by small dairy farmers alleging that Dean monopolizes the milk industry
and control prices.
How is a shopper supposed to know where the milk she buys actually comes from? Here's a clever feature
. Find the product code on you milk carton and enter it into the box provided. It also works for a variety of other dairy products.
Thought that was interesting.
I went and looked up my milk at once and found it had traveled several hundred miles to get to my local Whole Foods store.
Strange thing is the more local ones cost on average at least a dollar more.