Sources of Whey protein

January 15, 2015
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WHY ORGANIC?
We start with organic milk from four family owned local dairies, all within 90 miles of our whey processing facility.

Climate
The temperate climate allows cows to graze year-round on fresh pasture of clover, rye, and other native grasses.
Sustainability
With 100% of our milk coming from local dairies within a 90-mile radius, we greatly reduce the energy costs of transporting milk. The whey plant itself employs energy recovery systems, saving 43% on the energy required to dry the protein. Millions of gallons of water per year and electricity are saved through water recirculation and electrical updates at our facilities.

Jersey Cows
Our farmers raise a heritage breed of cow know as a Jersey cow. Jersey cows have a 20% lower carbon footprint than the Holstein cow, the mostly widely used breed by dairy cow.*
*(J. L. Capper and R. A. Cady. A comparison of the environmental impact of Jersey compared with Holstein milk for cheese production J. Dairy Sci.95:165–176. (2012))
A2 Milk
Jersey cows produce A2 milk, whereas Holstein cows produce A1 milk. Recent research suggests that the protein structure found in A1 milk may play a negative role in certain health issues.

Filtration and Processing
Liquid organic whey undergoes cold-processed, ultra-filtration and a short-duration, low temperature drying process, to produce a powdered organic whey protein.
Acid- and Bleach-free processing. Independent testing for impurities, including heavy metals.
Did you know?
For every 1000 lbs of whey, 10 lbs. of our organic whey protein are produced.

Packaging
Our resealable packaging is free of phthalates, heavy metals, and genetically modified (GM) components.

USDA Organic
These methods integrate cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity. Synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, irradiation, and genetic engineering may not be used. The USDA organic seal verifies that producers met animal health and welfare standards, did not use antibiotics or growth hormones, used 100% organic feed or pasuture grasses free of pesticide and synthetic fertilizer free, and provided animals with access to the outdoors.

Non-GMO Project
Source Organic Whey is the first and only Non-GMO Project verified whey protein. The Non-GMO Project is North America’s only independent verification for products made according to best practices for GMO avoidance.

American Humane Association (AHA)
Source Organic Whey is the first and only American Humane Association certified whey protein. The American Humane® Certified program provides third-party, independent verification that certified producers’ care and handling of farm animals.

Source: source-organic.com
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