Showing posts with label Dannon Pledge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dannon Pledge. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

How Well Do You #KnowYourYogurt ?

AD: This compensated post is sponsored by The Dannon Company, Inc. and Mamavation Network. All opinions are my own.

GMO-Free Yogurt - From 'Farm-to-Cup'

Dannon encourages you take the Dannon Pledge: and to #KnowYourYogurt

Learn about the Dannon Pledge: And get to #KnowYourYogurt

How well do you know your Yogurt?

Is there a checklist you can use when trying to figure out what Yogurt to buy?

In fact there is, look for a Yogurt that:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - offers Non-GMO Ingredients
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Non-GMO fed Animals
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - engages in Proper Animal Welfare in the production of its food (Dannon works with Dairy Farms that operate under the Validus Certification System)
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - and engages in farm-to-table relationships where the farmer is at the center of the process
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - and for my fellow tech inclined friends look for a whole lot of 'WYSIWYG' on the label (What You See Is What You Get - look for the label that reads 'NON GMO Ingredients")

Dannon's Pledge to reinvent the dairy process was featured on the Mamavation website and I highly encourage you to take the pledge yourself at:

Dannon is launching a multi-year plan to change how they make their Yogurt to give you more choices about your food. The first Dannon Products that were NON-GMO hit the market July 2016. All products offered transparent labeling by the end of 2016 and they are including more natural and non-synthethic ingredients in their flagship brands and are partnering directly with Dairy Farmers. They are also strongly committed to improving sustainable agricultural practices to aim for better soil health, water quality and quantity and a decreased carbon emission and energy use. Brands that respect Biodiversity are important, there is but so damage we can keep doing to this planet and still sustain a quality of life.


Oddly there are two dairy delights that I never ate as a child or teen and didn't discover the joy of until quite recently, cheesecake and yogurt. My parents really didn't enjoy either one so it was never really around and I never thought much of it.

My first associations with Yogurt were doing my cubicle days, I would hear co-workers going into tirades over who stole their yogurt from the fridge. I was never looked at as I never ate the stuff. Most office parties offered one of two cakes where I worked, cheesecake or carrot cake, and since I didn't eat either I would tend to avoid the office memo about cake in the break room.

Oddly, now that my cube days are far behind me, I find myself loving both Yogurt and Cheesecake. In fact I did a series of recipes one summer that included Yogurt Substitutions for Favorite Comfort Food Recipes (you guys really responded to it so I may need to do a few more this summer), plus an iconic NYC landmark that launched a farm-to-table dinner series, and Yogurt even made its sneaky way into my smoothies. I even attended a Philharmonic event that was sponsored by a Yogurt Brand. My blogging journey has certainly never been dull.

Farm-to-Table is important to me and when a Yogurt brand like Dannon can provide me with a 'Farm-to-Cup' experience even better. Since I am using Yogurt as a substitute for recipes that call for more fatty ingredients, it makes the decision TWICE as sweet for me knowing that I am selecting a Yogurt that is NON-GMO and that uses Natural Ingredients.

I can't think of a better way to take something healthy and make it that much better - but thankfully Dannon Did!

Readers Sound Off: What is your favorite Dannon Yogurt Flavor? Do you currently use Yogurt in any of your recipes? If so, which ones?

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