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Monday, June 19, 2006

NEWS: Starbucks Challenge Award & Organic Milk

Starting today and running until June 25th there is a National Week of Action over in the US coordinated by the Organic Consumers Association to get Starbucks, as a major buyer of milk, to serve organic milk with coffee, tea and so on. Why do they care about organic milk? In their words:
Despite over five years of grassroots pressure, Starbucks continues to serve milk from cows that are injected with genetically engineered recombinant bovine growth hormone, also known as rBGH or rBST. Virtually every industrial country, except for the United States, has banned the sale of rBGH milk. Milk produced from cows injected with rBGH poses serious dangers to human health and the general welfare to dairy cows.

The time has come to kick rBGH off the market, once and for all. If Starbucks, a major buyer of milk, were to reject rBGH dairy products, we could effectively eliminate it from the market.
I will certainly ask for organic milk in my Starbucks today. I recommend you do the same...

PLUS congrats to Two Heroes for winning the People's Choice Award for Phase 4.0 of the Starbucks Challenge. Check out the great prize that Siel, aka Green LA Girl, has organised.



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At 8:43 AM, Blogger IndigoShirl said...

Good on the Organic Consumers Association.

This would be such a small thing for Starbucks to do yet it would create such a healthier and tastier experience for so many and improve the health of the cows!

Best Wishes


At 8:23 AM, Blogger City Hippy said...

Thanks indigoshirl

I agree that Starbucks have the potential to make a massive difference here by making the tiniest of changes.

Here's hoping eh?




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