Water Reuse & Methane Digestion at Straus Family Creamery

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This video is a project of the water stewardship video series by the Ecological Farming Association. This video features Straus Family Creamery in Tomales Bay, CA. President, Albert Straus discusses the farm's energy production system of methane digestion, which utilizes recycled water, and methane captured from cow manure. The methane produced from the breakdown of manure is turned into enough energy to run their whole dairy, power Albert's car and put power back onto the grid. Now that is some powerful poop!

A Dairy Making Sure Manure Isn’t Waste


“It takes a lot of energy to produce milk,” Albert Straus tells us almost immediately after we arrive at his dairy. He would know. Straus owns and runs the Straus Family Dairy and a nearby creamery in Tomales Bay, just north of San Francisco. With knee-high boots trudging through mud, Straus shows us the 300 cows he manages, a herd whose milk becomes cheese, ice cream, butter, and yogurt that gets distributed across much of the U.S.

RSF Social Finance Announces a Loan to Organic Trade Association

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SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 28, 2013 /3BL Media/ - RSF Social Finance is pleased to announce a new relationship with the Organic Trade Association (OTA), a membership-based business association that focuses on the organic business community in North America. Founded in 1985, its mission is to promote and protect the growth of organic trade to benefit the environment, farmers, the public, and the economy. OTA is the largest and most recognizable voice for the organic industry in the United States as it represents over 6,500 organic businesses across 49 states.

Kashi Increases Commitment to Organic and Non-GMO Project Verification

All New Kashi® Foods to Be Non-GMO Project Verified and Contain At Least 70 Percent Organic Ingredients Beginning in 2015
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LA JOLLA, Calif., April 30, 2012 /3BL Media/ — For more than 25 years, Kashi has cared about making foods with the health of people and planet in mind.  From avoiding the use of high fructose corn syrup since the day the company was formed, to today purchasing more than 35 million pounds of organic ingredients annually and being a partner of the Non-GMO Project, Kashi has always been part of progressing positive change. 

Straus Family Creamery Supports Prop 37 with Multimedia Campaign

COWTALK - voices from afield
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This November 6th, vote YES on Prop 37

We believe that consumers have a fundamental right to know what we are eating and feeding our children. Labeling foods containing GMOs will empower consumers to make informed choices. We believe in empowering consumers so that we can affect positive change in the US food system.

About Prop 37

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Straus Family Creamery Supports Proposition 37 with Release of New Packaging

Thousands of reusable glass bottles and yogurt containers to feature text demanding GE food labeling across California
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PETALUMA, Calif., October 9, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Straus Family Creamery announces its new packaging, featuring information in support of the California Right-to-Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, also known as Proposition 37. The new message on reusable glass bottles and yogurt film (under the lid) states Straus Family Creamery’s opinion on genetically engineered (GE) foods.

Organic Foods Are Healthier For You (and for everything else that lives on planet Earth)

A Response to the Recent Stanford University Meta-study

by Rodney North

You may have heard about a new meta-study by researchers at Stanford University that looked into the health benefits of organic foods.  It was covered by the New York Times, NPR, TV news programs and others.  

Straus Family Creamery Summer Newsletter 2012

What’s New at Straus Family Creamery in Summer of 2012?

What’s New at Straus Family Creamery in Summer of 2012?

Straus Family Creamery Introduces Organic Greek Yogurt

Sustainably-made, rich, organic yogurt with the authentic Straus Family Creamery flavor
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(3BL Media) Petaluma, CA - August 6, 2012 - Straus Family Creamery proudly introduces Organic Greek Yogurt, the only Non-GMO-Verified, certified Organic Greek Yogurt on the US market. The Organic Greek Yogurt, which is also certified kosher and gluten free, is now available in dairy cases throughout the West Coast in quart-sized, 32oz. cups in whole milk and nonfat versions at a suggested retail price of $6.49.


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