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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35622 2 days ago Anonymous Hollywood, FL , United States
35621 3 days ago Melody Toorneman NJ ,
35620 3 days ago Mahryah Shain CA , US I can no longer support a company who, with the suing of Vermont, is actively trying to strip people of our most basic right, to know what we are eating. It make wonder, what else you are trying to ...
35619 3 days ago Lisa Monak FL , Be a better company, stop support GMO.
35618 3 days ago Rita Smith IL , US I will no longer support or purchase anything from Starbucks. You're feeding people poison.
35617 3 days ago Anonymous Sisters, OR , US Oregon has triggered a recount of it's Measure 92 and we have a VERY good chance of seeing it passed. Why not get in front of the situation and not be forced into it? Starbucks is world renowned, i...
35616 3 days ago Jorun Jaeger MI , US
35615 3 days ago M D ot , Belgium
35614 4 days ago Carole Mathios San Diego, CA , United States
35613 5 days ago Karen Roberts Use Organic milk and lower your prices you greedy ass.
35612 5 days ago Anonymous costa mesa, CA , US Starbucks is outrageous; I shall boycott the store and remind others to think about the possibility of doing the same.
35611 5 days ago Kara Graul Houston, TX , United States
35610 6 days ago Sharon Velotas Vista, CA , United States
35609 7 days ago Carlos Echevarria Inglewood, CA , US
35608 1 week ago Anonymous WI ,
35607 1 week ago Bekki Bruckner Eugene, OR , United States I would like organic milk for my tea and coffee at Starbucks. I don't drive the other milk.
35606 1 week ago Aisha Johnson Oakland, CA , US This is disappointing to hear. Without asking the question, I always assumed that Starbucks used organic milk because they sale organic flavored milk for kids. My family frequents Starbucks, two or ...
35605 1 week ago Hannah Scoates BC , CA Dear Mr Schultz,

I have been a long customer of Starbucks but as I grow older and start to think about making choices for myself and my family and my children in the future, I realize I nee...
35604 1 week ago Carolyn De Mirjian Valley Glen, CA , US
35603 1 week ago Denise Tugadi Nashville, TN , United States
35602 1 week ago Julie Ozias Waterford, MI , US
35601 1 week ago Denise Dardarian Los Angeles, Los Angeles , United States
35600 1 week ago Stephanie Kaminski fairless hills, PA , US
35599 1 week ago Julia Brandreth Tujunga, CA , US Starbucks has a moral and social responsibity to farms, farm animals and farm workers to use organic products. Please switch to
organic milk and non GMO sugar in your cafes.
35598 1 week ago Adrian Farnsworth Battleground, WA , United States please stop supporting GMO promoting corporations and factory farming by using only organic products. Protect our environment and us.
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