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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Number Date Name Location Comments (optional)
35480 7 hours ago Jeannine Keitzer Fincastle, VA , US We WANT organic milk!!!!! Get on the ball & switch. We don't want milk from cows fed GMO food!
35479 8 hours ago Anonymous El Paso, TX , United States
35478 10 hours ago Jennifer Gaspar New Canaan, CT , US
35477 10 hours ago Sandra Salois RI ,
35476 11 hours ago M.K. Russell Tamalpais Valley, CA , United States
35475 14 hours ago Diana Henderson Harrisonburg, VA , United States
35474 14 hours ago Sue Cramer Bradenton, FL , US I buy your coffee everyday, change or organic milk or I will stop!
35473 15 hours ago Erin VanSlyck South Salem, NY , United States
35472 15 hours ago lori peniche dallas, TX , US
35471 15 hours ago Mary Cato Arlington, TX , United States
35470 16 hours ago Lita Lee Portland, OR , United States I will not buy Starbucks until you switch to ORGANIC MILK
Sincerely,
Lita Lee PhD and staff
35469 16 hours ago Gail Pagan Southgate, MI , United States
35468 16 hours ago Tom Bailey West Concord, MA , United States Is non-organic milk just cheaper? If so say so
35467 17 hours ago Kenneth Stokem South Schodack, NY , United States
35466 18 hours ago Stefanie Petzold Leipzig, ot , DE
35465 18 hours ago Jennifer Scott Fort Myers, FL , US
35464 18 hours ago Brandon Ballinger Wilmington, NC , United States
35463 19 hours ago Isabella Chen Nutley, NJ , United States
35462 19 hours ago Heidi Shol Crookston, MN , United States
35461 19 hours ago Joann Ramos Iselin, NJ , United States
35460 22 hours ago Anonymous Harleysville, PA , US
35459 22 hours ago Allison Frymoyer Pittsburgh, PA , United States
35458 1 day ago Krystina Bair Lynnwood, WA , United States
35457 1 day ago j. Woodworth Newman Lk., WA , United States
35456 1 day ago Anonymous San Rafael, CA , United States
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