Organic Consumers Association

Tell Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz: Switch to Organic Milk!

Starbucks uses more than 93 million gallons of milk per year, according to 2011 figures (and the company has only grown since then).

That’s enough milk to fill 155 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

Too bad it’s not organic.

Please sign our petition asking Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz to switch to organic milk!

Starbucks is the largest coffee chain in the world, with 20,100 stores, and annual sales of $14.9 billion.
Imagine the impact a company that size could have on the organic milk industry. And the role it could play in ending the abuse and unhealthy practices rampant in factory farm dairies.

Starbucks likes to tout the fact that since it stopped buying milk that contains Monsanto’s rBGH growth hormone, it uses “GMO-free” milk.

That may be true. But by its refusal to switch to USDA certified organic milk, Starbucks is promoting the GMO agriculture model—because dairy cows are fed a steady diet of GMO feed, including corn, soy, alfalfa, and cotton seed.

That’s an unhealthy diet for the animals. And an unsustainable model for agriculture.

Please join GMO Inside and the Organic Consumers Association in asking Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz to switch to organic milk!

Created on: June 5, 2014

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26591 3 hours ago Allan Widmeyer Ashland, OR , US
26590 6 hours ago Melanie Dawson novato, CA , Australia go organic!!!
26589 6 hours ago Anonymous I'm genuinely surprised and I will not be supporting your company until there is a change. Point blank. Now step it up. Please n thankyou. This is all in love. :)
26588 11 hours ago Karla Devine Manhattan Beach, CA , US
26587 19 hours ago dempsey bell nanaimo, BC , CA No GMO's Period!
26586 1 day ago Aileen Vega Iselin, NJ , US
26585 1 day ago Anne Adams Urbana, IL , US
26584 1 day ago Coco Smith Toronto, ON , CA Please start using certified organic milk in your coffee shops.
26583 2 days ago joyce casey Albuquerque, NM , United States
26582 3 days ago Nick Page Ferndale, WA , United States
26581 3 days ago Sharalin Armstrong Prince Rupert, BC , CA
26580 3 days ago Robert Duval Ottawa, CA
26579 3 days ago Sherry Kolli Omaha, NE , United States
26578 3 days ago Rosa Bennett Sierra Madre, CA , United States Please easily switch to organic cow's milk. And make sure your soy milk is organic too! Thank you.
26577 3 days ago Rufus Crumpton
26576 4 days ago Janis Todd Princeton Jct., NJ , United States
26575 4 days ago Deborah Fexis Nottingham, NH , United States
26574 4 days ago Anonymous St. Johns, MI , United States
26573 4 days ago Jenine Moscove Avon, CT , United States
26572 4 days ago karyn bennett mableton, Select a state , US
26571 4 days ago Tom Sunlake Bloomington, Select a state , US
26570 4 days ago Anonymous NL
26569 4 days ago Rebecca Goodwin FL ,
26568 4 days ago Susan Leibowitz Chicago, IL , US
26567 4 days ago Susan Barbieri Natick, MA , United States
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