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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35479 1 hour ago Anonymous El Paso, TX , United States
35478 3 hours ago Jennifer Gaspar New Canaan, CT , US
35477 3 hours ago Sandra Salois RI ,
35476 4 hours ago M.K. Russell Tamalpais Valley, CA , United States
35475 6 hours ago Diana Henderson Harrisonburg, VA , United States
35474 7 hours ago Sue Cramer Bradenton, FL , US I buy your coffee everyday, change or organic milk or I will stop!
35473 8 hours ago Erin VanSlyck South Salem, NY , United States
35472 8 hours ago lori peniche dallas, TX , US
35471 8 hours ago Mary Cato Arlington, TX , United States
35470 9 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 9 hours ago Gail Pagan Southgate, MI , United States
35468 9 hours ago Tom Bailey West Concord, MA , United States Is non-organic milk just cheaper? If so say so
35467 10 hours ago Kenneth Stokem South Schodack, NY , United States
35466 11 hours ago Stefanie Petzold Leipzig, ot , DE
35465 11 hours ago Jennifer Scott Fort Myers, FL , US
35464 11 hours ago Brandon Ballinger Wilmington, NC , United States
35463 11 hours ago Isabella Chen Nutley, NJ , United States
35462 12 hours ago Heidi Shol Crookston, MN , United States
35461 12 hours ago Joann Ramos Iselin, NJ , United States
35460 14 hours ago Anonymous Harleysville, PA , US
35459 15 hours ago Allison Frymoyer Pittsburgh, PA , United States
35458 21 hours ago Krystina Bair Lynnwood, WA , United States
35457 21 hours ago j. Woodworth Newman Lk., WA , United States
35456 22 hours ago Anonymous San Rafael, CA , United States
35455 22 hours ago Kevin Darcy Marietta, WA , United States
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