Horizon Organic Milk


Pros: lactose free available

Cons: not truly organic

I picked these up because they were on half off sale at a local grocery store which made them cheaper then even conventional lactose free milk. They taste fine, but from doing some research I was disappointed to find that Horizon has been caught time and again trying to pull the wool over our eyes about the fact that they are not really organic. that the feed to the cows is conventional (after the feed they used to initially get their organic stamp they switched back) that the cows that are labels 'organic' milk cows are processed in the same plants as their counterparts under the same conditions. this made me very sad to see a manufacturer obviously not care about being organic, just using it to make a buck. I believe something is currently underway that will either hopefully loose the organic stamp for horizon, or get them to truly be, and stay organic.


Pros: Tastes ok

Cons: Adverse reaction

I have an almost-$8-gallon jug of Horizon milk in my fridge right now.  I had my first full glass this morning and shortly after started experiencing severe heart palpitations - something that happens when I consume flavor enhanced foods and beverages.  Considering nothing else in my diet has been out of the ordinary or flavorfully enhanced, and considering the things I've read today about Horizon's unethical practices, it makes me suspicious of the milk.  I think I'll stick to my "local" diary.  Even though it's a 60 mile drive, they have happy cows and I can trust the products.


Pros: taste

Cons: not sure how organic this product really is

i just watched a video from the cornucopia institute and followed up by reading some articles on Dr. Mercola's website.   I was sadden to hear and read, that Horizon Milk isn't all it's advertised to be.  I feel duped.  I've lost confidence in their product and their company's business ethics.  Read and listen for yourself being supporting this company or consuming their products.  


Pros: none

Cons: not true organic practices

I am very dissapointed to learn about Horizon's practices.  I've been buying their milk when I cant get my raw milk but I will not be buying anymore.  To find out how they raise their herd is appalling.  :(


Pros: none

Cons: How does organic milk have a 1 month self life

I can not understand how this compant can carry an Organic Label on it?


Pros: It says organic on the label....

Cons: It isn't.....

Wow!  I love the taste of this milk and I love milk.  I am saddened to find out the practices they follow.  Atrocious!  I think I have "Mad" human disease after finding this out....What a shame...I like the taste but I am now not going to buy it any more.


Pros: Tastes good, Last's long

Cons: Kind of expensive

I've bought some cheaper at a store but this one seems to last longer then most. I don't now if that's good or bad though. I buy it sometimes when I can't find Organic Raw Whole Milk.


Pros: Great tasting, good for me, good for the cow, good for the environment

Cons: price

I really am a fan of my milk and I am glad that horizon has recently gained such a broad dispersal and is available in almost every grocery store in my area. This milk is Delicious and healthy the cows aren't pumped with random chemicals or treated poorly. I used to have to go to a specialty store in order to get organic milk but now I can pick it up right at my local store. I mentioned price as a con not because it is overly expensive but simply because it is not the same price as the standard milks and I feel that this incremental difference in price keeps many average consumers from making the organic milk their standard milk.


Pros: Always in my refridgerator

Cons: Expensive, doesn't taste like my Trader Joe's whole milk

There is always either a 1/2 a gallon of white Horizion milk or a 1/2 of red Horizon milk in my fridge. I'm a Trader Joe's type of milk guy - a gallon of whole milk. I recently tried the Horizon milk since my roomate always drinks this brand. It felt really weird at first because it didn't have the thickness and wasn't as flavorful as my Trader Joe's brand. I also saw the price tag on it and I don't think I'd pay $4 for half a gallon of milk - that's just too pricey.


Pros: Great taste, easy to find, organic

Cons: Tends to be pricy

I had this milk a few weeks back and it was great tasting and organic!  The only down side was the price...

Horizon Organic Milk

Horizon Organic® milk is as good for you as it is delicious because: * It's produced without antibiotics, growth hormones and pesticides. * Our cows eat only organic feed and have access to clean water, fresh air, organic pasture and exercise. * All of our milk is pasteurized and homogenized to ensure freshness, and fortified with vitamin D. * We've added vitamin A to our Fat-Free, Reduced Fat, Lowfat and Lactose-Free Milk, as well as all Milk Plus DHA Omega-3 products. * Milk Plus DHA Omega-3 is enhanced with an Omega-3 fatty acid that helps support heart, brain and eye health. * Our Lactose-Free Milk provides the same wholesome organic dairy nutrition, without lactose worries.

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Horizon Organic Milk is Not so "Organic" After All

Horizon and their sister company Aurora Organics have been cutting corners by not following true organic standards. They continue to produce milk under factory-farm conditions which are against organic regulations. Also, instead of buying organically raised calves, they purchase calves born and raised on conventional farms.

These so called organic cows are being fed a diet of genetically modified grains, slaughterhouse waste (ground up pigs, chickens, dogs and cats) and chicken manure. It is too expensive to wean a baby calve on milk, so they have switched to weaning them on the blood of other animals.

This has ultimately led to the Organic Consumers Association to call for a boycott against Horizon and Aurora Organics. This is monumental because they have never called for a boycott on any other product in the past.

..... click link to read more- http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/220290/horizon_organic_milk_is_not_so_organic.html?cat=5



Horizon milk, Wild Oats named in consumer boycott of "false" organic products

(NaturalNews) The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) recently added five additional brands to its three-month boycott of "fake" organic products it says are knowingly mislabeled as "USDA organic."


In April 2006, the OCA launched a boycott against two big-name distributors of organic dairy products -- Horizon and Aurora -- claiming, "All of Aurora's and much or Horizon's 'organic' milk is coming from factory farm feedlots where the cows have been brought in from conventional farms and have little or no access to pasture." Since April, the OCA says thousands of consumers, natural food stores and co-ops have joined the boycott.


 ..... click link to read more- http://www.naturalnews.com/019806.html


Horizon Organic Parent Corporation, Dean Foods, Sued for Alleged Price Fixing

From Sustainable Food News

A group of small dairy farmers in the southeast U.S. have filed a lawsuit against Dean Foods Co., the largest milk distributor in the country, accusing the company of price fixing.


..... click link to read more- http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_6108.cfm



There is so much more where these came from, do your own search and be prepared to be appalled.



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I guess the fact that it's not really organic and corrupt would go here as a 'known issues"? Dean Foods is labled as "Ethically Deficient" by well known and established The Cornucopia Institute. (http://cornucopia.org/dairysurvey/index.html)