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Horizon Organic and Silk Soymilk: Integrity of Farm Aid Sponsors Questionable

I've long been a fan of Willie Nelson and Neil Young and what they have done for the American family farm and the environment. I remember watching the first Farm Aid concert in 1985 when I was 14-years-old and being moved by the message and the music. This year's Farm Aid concert will be on October 4 in St. Louis, Missouri, and its purpose is to "raise awareness about the loss of family farms and to raise funds to keep farm families on their land." Unfortunately, several of Farm Aid's corporate sponsors have come under scrutiny by organic consumers in recent years. Has Farm Aid been greenwashed by its sponsors?

The 2009 Farm Aid concert is sponsored by Horizon Organic, DIRECTV, Organic Valley Family of Farms, Silk, and EternaGreen. Farm Aid has specific requirements for food sponsors:

Because sponsorship is a mutually beneficial relationship in which Farm Aid lends its valuable brand name to a company's promotions and marketing, in exchange for a sponsorship fee, Farm Aid seeks association with companies which make a demonstrable concession to family farm values. Consumers are helped in their food choices by labels, brands, and marketing campaigns that help them know who grew their food, where, and how it was grown. Farm Aid urges companies to be transparent, accountable, and actively increasing opportunities for US family farmers. While no business or organization (or even farm!) is perfect, we seek partners who are moving in a positive direction for a future of good food from family farms.

Given these sponsorship requirements, why are Horizon Organic and Silk on the list?

Horizon Organic is owned by Dean Foods, Inc., the largest dairy producer in the US.  Horizon did start out as a family farm, but in recent years the company has been accused of watering down organic standards by using milk from feedlot cows.  Organic consumers have boycotted the label, and not all of the milk comes from family farms.