Who is Largest Dairy Processor?
A Meat and Dairy Industries Article from All-Creatures.org


October 2016

[NOTE from All-Creatures: Food Empowerment Project's Chocolate List: The list reflects FEP’s most recent research on companies that make vegan products containing chocolate to find out if they source their chocolate from areas where slavery can still be found. Companies such as Nestlé, Mars, and others are culpable, but are not listed as they do not make vegan products.]

Consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production; and the interest of the producer ought to be attended to, only so far as it may be necessary for promoting that of the consumer.
- Adam Smith

Who is the largest diary processor?

Is it Kraft? Land O'Lakes? Dannon?

The answer will surprise you.

According to the October 10, 2016 issue of Hoard's Dairyman, The National Dairy Farm Magazine (page 615) The Dannon Yogurt Company still leads the Chobani Greek Yogurt Company by nearly a 2-1 factor, $2.7 billion to $1.5 billion.

Lodged right in the middle is the Borden Dairy Company of Elsie the Cow fame at $2 billion. Yet, neither one of the three brands is in the top ten.

The most familiar sight in America's supermarket dairy aisles is Land 0' Lakes, processors of butter and cheese at $4 billion.

Who does nearly three times that volume to satisfy American's cravings and occupy position #1 on the "pus with hormones and glue" list? Identify the ONES most responsible for America's obesity epidemic by adding sugar and chocolate to America's expanding girth.

Hint: Halloween and Valentine's Day would not be the same without them.

Our winner is: Nestle USA with 9 factories across America processing $11.6 billion in 2015.

Milk chocolate is a (you guessed it) dairy product. Every candy bar you eat in your lifetime (tens of thousands) represents a raped female ten-year-old child kidnapped and living in slavery on a cacao bean plantation in the Ivory Coast of Africa. Do black lives matter? Not to the chocolate industry or consumers. Savor the taste, and own the responsibility of your action.

In order to escape accountability for his crimes, the perpetrator does everything in his power to promote forgetting. If secrecy fails, the perpetrator attacks the credibility of his victim. If he cannot silence her absolutely, he tries to make sure no one listens."
- Judith Lewis Herman

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