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.
Better D.C. School Food is the official blog of Parents for Better D.C. School Food. We advocate replacing highly processed, sugary foods with wholesome, nutritious food in District of Columbia public schools to promote the health and well-being of all children. We partner with the D.C. Farm to School Network to promote the use of sustainably grown local farm goods in school meals.