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Miyoko’s to Convert Dairy Farm Into Plant-based Agriculture for Cheese and Butter Products

Miyoko’s Creamery has announced plans to work with a California dairy farmer to convert their dairy farm to plant agriculture for human consumption. The transitioned land will become part of Miyoko’s R & D development efforts for new cheese and butter products made from plants.

Miyoko’s Creamery, a registered B-Corp, creates dairy products made 100% from plants, and was founded on the principle of compassion for animals and eliminating them from food production. Miyoko’s products are sold in over 12,000 retail locations across the US, including Target, Trader Joe‘s, Walmart, Kroger, Whole Foods, Sprouts, and thousands of other stores in the US, Canada, Australia and Hong Kong.

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“Farmers are struggling, farms are closing, livelihoods are threatened, and we want to help the American farmer stay true to the land,” said Miyoko Schinner, Founder and CEO of Miyoko’s. “We can’t truly move to a compassionate food supply without the support and participation of the farming community. They are integral to our ability to eliminate animal agriculture and lead us to a compassionate and sustainable food supply.”

Advising on the effort will be Farm Sanctuary, an organization committed to ending cruelty to farm animals and promoting compassionate vegan living through rescueeducation, and advocacy efforts.

“We share Miyoko’s vision for a compassionate food system and are looking forward to working with them to help farmers become part of a cruelty-free, more sustainable, plant based food future,” said Gene Baur, co-founder of Farm Sanctuary and author of the book Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food.

Miyoko’s Creamery said they will begin the search process in early 2020. The company will commit financial resources to the selected farm and technical expertise, in addition to engaging in a contractual agreement to become part of the Company’s research and development process.

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