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)
28797 12 minutes ago Florbela Costa PT
28796 26 minutes ago Bill Marsh Davis, CA , US Please switch to organic milk. Australian cows are better toe's easier to digest and far fewer allergies.
28795 1 hour ago Anonymous San Francisco, CA , US
28794 2 hours ago Alex Ante Covington, KY , US
28793 2 hours ago christine Fasano Berkeley, CA , US
28792 3 hours ago Caitlin Blue CA , Starbucks is essentially in the business of selling milk, make it organic and stop subsidizing antibiotics for livestock and supporting bad livestock practices. Selling sugary Horizon milk to kids i...
28791 3 hours ago Anonymous simi valley, US I would love organic milk - yes I know it would cost more. I would buy more coffee from starbucks if I could trust the milk source.
28790 5 hours ago Jennifer Burns Oakwood, OH , United States
28789 5 hours ago Anonymous Topanga, CA , US
28788 5 hours ago Liz Thompson CO , If you want to maintain your business and profit, please listen to your consumers.
28787 5 hours ago Yvonne Redd Susanville, CA , United States
28786 5 hours ago Barbara James-Higgins Clovis, CA , US
28785 5 hours ago Anonymous Please use only bold and be a leader in the industry.
28784 6 hours ago Anonymous Starbucks! You already do so many gray things! Add this to your list of awesome! Please!!!
28783 6 hours ago Anonymous Cardiff, CA , US Come on Starbucks. Do the right thing. Your bottom line is big enough and those little cups of pleasure are expensive enough to give us Organic milk.
28782 6 hours ago FELICIA TRUJILLO SANTA FE, NM , US Why not just add human feces to your coffee--It's less dangerous.
28781 6 hours ago Anonymous Mt Pleasant, SC , United States
28780 6 hours ago Guilherme Porto Sao paulo, BR
28779 6 hours ago Anonymous New Port Richey, US We drink organic at home and love your products (but had never thought about this issue before). Please make the switch, so that we can continue to enjoy your delicious beverages. (going...
28778 6 hours ago Dana Gardener WI , I'D settle for non-Gmo milk.
28777 7 hours ago Stan Tumilowicz IL , C'mon Howard! You know better than that! Kill MONSATAN !- support Starbucks !
28776 7 hours ago carole Hedgecock Select a state , US
28775 7 hours ago Tony Alvarado
28774 7 hours ago Tina Fox Ocala, FL , US Please, If you care at all about health. Change to a healthier products. Thank You
28773 7 hours ago Anonymous ot , Reaping all that profit, surely you can afford to do the RIGHT THING...
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