Last updated on: 3/10/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Dean Foods Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“The best way to meet calcium needs is to consume foods naturally containing calcium, and your best bet for calcium is dairy! Without dairy foods, it’s nearly impossible to meet calcium requirements from other non-dairy food sources.

But that’s not all. Not only do milk and dairy foods provide calcium, they contain phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, protein, niacin and riboflavin, as well as vitamins A, B-12 and D – all in a unique package of nutrients that maximizes your body’s usage of calcium. Which makes milk a pretty perfect food, so drink up!”

“Live Healthy,” www.deanfoods.com (accessed Oct. 29, 2007)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“Dean Foods Company is one of the leading food and beverage companies in the United States. Its Dairy Group division is the largest processor and distributor of milk and other dairy products in the country, with products sold under more than 50 familiar local and regional brands and a wide array of private labels. The company’s WhiteWave Foods subsidiary is the nation’s leading organic foods company. WhiteWave Foods markets and sells a variety of well-known dairy and dairy-related products, such as Silk soymilk, Horizon Organic dairy products and juices, International Delight coffee creamers and LAND O’LAKES creamers and cultured products. Dean Foods Company also owns the fourth largest dairy processor in Spain and the leading brand of organic dairy products in the United Kingdom.”

“Corporate Profile,” www.deanfoods.com (accessed Oct. 31, 2007)

Mission:

To deliver “a world of deliciously healthy foods and beverages for the entire family.”

www.deanfoods.com (accessed Oct. 29, 2007)

Other:
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