April 29, 2005: Dean Foods, whose connection
to organic agriculture comes by way of their WhiteWave
Foods division, recently strengthened their commitment
to the industry with a $100,000 donation to the Organic
Center for Education and Promotion. Company officials
stressed the importance of strengthening organic research
and consumer education.
"We are pleased to provide continued support to
the Organic Center for Education and Promotion in their
work to provide credible scientific research about the
benefits of organic products," states Gregg Engles,
Chairman of the Board and CEO of Dean Foods Company.
"We view the work of the Center as integral to
our business and mission because research and consumer
education are key to the sustained growth of the organic
Dean’s WhiteWave division includes popular organic
brands, Silk Soymilk and Horizon Organic dairy products,
eggs and juices. The Organic Center hosted a reception
for the donors at the recent All Things Organic(TM)
Conference and Trade Show, in Chicago.