Wednesday, April 09, 2014
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles…)
Tags: Starbucks, Monsanto, GMO milk
(NaturalNews) When you buy a latte at Starbucks, you may be inadvertently funneling money into Monsanto’s pockets, too. It turns out that the milk served in Starbucks products comes from cows raised on genetically modified animal feed such as GM corn and soy products. “These crops degrade the quality of our land and water, perpetuate corporate-controlled agriculture, and have potentially negative health impacts on livestock,” says GMO Inside. “Additionally, the overuse of antibiotics in industrialized farming is contributing to the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, putting us all at risk.”
Because of this, GMOInside.org launched a campaign to convince Starbucks to get the GMOs out of the dairy supply chain. Click here to read the full announcement.
Starbucks financially supports Monsanto
Starbucks serves GMO-fed dairy in most of its 20,000 stores around the world, and while Starbucks is already sourcing milk from rBGH-free cows, it still sources milk from cows raised on GMOs.
“Starbucks already serves soy milk that is organic and non-GMO. Consumers also deserve dairy milk held to the same standard and level of quality,” said GMO Inside Campaign Director Nicole McCann.
John Roulac, founder of Nutiva (one of my favorite companies in the entire industry, by the way, with super clean hemp-based products), added, “The days when a global company like Starbucks can hide GMOs from the customer are over. The age of transparency is here and I expect Starbucks will shortly realize it’s in its best interest to eliminate GMOs from its supply chain.”
Dave Murphy of Food Democracy Now also chimed in with, “Starbucks has helped bankroll efforts to defeat GMO labeling in the US for the past two years. It’s time for Starbucks to commit to transparency and the highest quality ingredients for their customers.”
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/044652_Starbucks_Monsanto_GMO_milk.html#ixzz2yPz5W5IX