Silk Soy Milk Now "Natural"

Monday, September 20th, 2010 | click here to comment

Ok maybe I'm a day late and a dollar short on this, but I seriously never noticed that Silk changed from organic to natural over the past year.  My little one will only drink soy and I've been buying Silk for almost 2 years now for her because it was organic and made with non-GMO soy beans. What a difference a year makes! I recently saw a tweet on Twitter saying that Silk was coming under fire from Whole Foods for potentially using non-GMO soy beans and for quietly changing their product/packaging to reflect that their soy milk is now "natural" instead of organic. 

Being gluten-free, I know that anything labeled natural is dubious at best because there are no strict regulations for what constitutes natural. I was quite a bit upset at the news, because had I known that the product was not organic anymore, and could have potentially been made with non-GMO soy beans, I would never have given it to my little one. 

The good news is that there are a variety of other brands stepping up in the market, promising organic, non-GMO soy milk.  Two of the brands, Earth Balance and 8th Continent are both carried by Whole Foods, and some major supermarkets and natural stores.  Both are gluten-free, of course.  I have a couple of cartons of Earth Balance soy milk in my fridge right now, hopefully it passes the toddler taste test!

Check out Silk's side of the debate here, and this article on BNet about the food fight between Whole Foods and Silk.  What are your thoughts on the controversy?



 

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