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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35536 4 hours ago Jeff Pierce kettering, OH , United States
35535 7 hours ago susan dickerson Clinton, MD , United States Please switch to organic milk so I can continue to enjoy your coffee.
35534 22 hours ago Randy Ford Taub Denton, TX , US Since Starbucks is apparently committed to supporting small farmers who produce coffee through fair trade then why not support those American family farmers who produce organic milk as opposed to bi...
35533 1 day ago Anonymous Santa Clarita, CA , US PLEASE CARE ABOUT YOUR CUSTOMERS AND MAKE THIS CHANGE
35532 1 day ago Tony Coppens Hasselt , ot , BE
35531 1 day ago Margaret Landrum Akron, OH , US
35530 1 day ago Pa Gianni San Francisco, CA , US
35529 1 day ago james HOEHNjr Albany, NY , United States
35528 1 day ago james HOEHNjr Albany, NY , United States
35527 2 days ago Lauren Davis Austin, TX , US
35526 2 days ago Bob Hagele CHICAGO, IL , United States
35525 3 days ago Daedalus D'Alamut Pollock Pines, CA , US
35524 3 days ago Frank Peeters Berbroek / Herk-de-Stad, None , Belgium
35523 3 days ago John Bride Mt Pleasant, SC , United States
35522 4 days ago sheryl mann Colorado Springs, CO , US
35521 4 days ago Anonymous FL , US
35520 4 days ago Janet Barr Overland Park, KS , US
35519 4 days ago Kelley Blaine Denver, CO , United States
35518 4 days ago michelle sites ridgeland, MS , US
35517 4 days ago Carole Mark Evanston, IL , United States
35516 4 days ago frank feldstein crestline, CA , United States
35515 5 days ago Gregory Hall San Marcos, CA , United States
35514 5 days ago L B hooksett, NH , US
35513 5 days ago Glenda Jean Sherrod Deaton Simi Valley, CA , US care if you dare!!
35512 5 days ago L B hooksett, NH , US
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