What is Organic?
Just like nature intended
Top 3 reasons organic is worth it
Good food comes from good practices. Organic farmers use natural, holistic methods to maintain a healthy and productive herd. That’s good news for the cows, for the planet and most of all, for your family.
No use of synthetic pesticides.The cows that produce Horizon® Organic milk only eat fresh, organic pasture and certified organic feed, and they are raised on farms where no synthetic pesticides are used.
- No added growth hormones. Horizon cows are never treated with growth hormones. Instead, they produce milk according to their natural cycles.
- No GMOs or cloning. Organic regulations prohibit the use of genetic modification, which means you can be sure that our products are produced without genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Milk from cloned cows is also prohibited.
- No antibiotics. If a cow becomes ill, organic farmers rely on holistic and homeopathic treatments, rather than antibiotics, to bring her back to health. In fact, organic regulations strictly prohibit the use of antibiotics on dairy cows.
Growing food organically helps nurture the environment by eliminating the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers and other pollutants, while encouraging sustainable farming practices that contribute to the health of the land.
Compassionate animal care is one of the key principles of our organic dairy farming practices. The farmers that produce Horizon milk keep their cows healthy the organic way with attentive daily care, fresh air and a wholesome organic diet. We believe organic dairy cattle should be outside as often as possible, year-round, to graze, exercise, socialize and interact with the land. No wonder organic cows are happy cows!