Stonyfield Farm, Londonderry, N.H., introduces Organic Omega-3 Milk. Each 240-milliliter serving provides 50 milligrams of EPA and DHA combined - the nutrients that 69% of organic consumers indicated they wanted in their food, according to a recent survey by the Organic Trade Association, Brattleboro, Vt., andKiwi Magazine , New York. Gary Hirshberg, Stonyfield’s president and CEO, says that responding to the demand for more omega-3s was a natural fit.
“Stonyfield Farm has been a long-time champion of omega-3 fortified foods, since before we launched our DHA omega-3 baby yogurt in 2005,” he says. “Three years later we launched the Stonyfield Greener Cow Project, a study that shows cows fed a diet higher in omega-3s produced milk with naturally higher levels of omega-3. We recognize the importance of getting the recommended daily dose of omega-3s for optimal health, and now it’s as easy and delicious as drinking Stonyfield organic milk.”
As advocates of the concept that healthy foods can only come from a healthy planet, Stonyfield is using omega-3s sourced from wild fish, sardines and anchovies caught off Peru in South America. This region is where the cold Antarctic waters meet the steep continental shelf and is one of the richest marine environments in the world. The fishery is highly regulated and protected by the Peruvian government to ensure that it remains biodiverse and entirely sustainable. Impurities in the fish oil are removed through multiple purification steps resulting in high-quality oil that meets or exceeds all global regulatory and safety standards.
Stonyfield’s Organic Omega-3 Milk is available in reduced-fat 2% and whole milk varieties and is available for purchase at supermarkets and natural food stores in the United States.