Starbucks does not want you to know what muck goes in its coffee

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We have the right to know what is in our coffee? What muck Starbucks is pouring into their red cups? Right? Not if you are Starbucks or Monsanto. They are taking Vermont to court to try an overturn a state law that requires labelling.

Starbucks doesn’t think you have the right to know what’s in your coffee. So it’s teamed up with Monsanto to sue the small US State of Vermont to stop you from finding out.

Hiding behind the shadowy Grocery Manufacturers Association, Starbucks is supporting a lawsuit that’s aiming to block a landmark law that requires genetically-modified ingredients be labelled. Amazingly, it claims that the law is an assault on corporations’ right to free speech. Even a local Vermont company, Green Mountain Coffee, has joined in.

Vermont is a small rural state with just 600,000 people. It’s a classic David and Goliath fight Vermont v Starbucks and Monsanto.

Tax-dodging, poor working conditions, disgusting coffee, Starbucks has given us yet another reason to boycott Starbucks.

There is a lot more at stake here than just whether GMO foods should be labelled in a single US state. It is whether Big Business can dictate legislation.

Vermont is the first state in the US to require labelling. many other states have said that they will follow this path — in order to encourage this, we need to ensure that Vermont’s law holds under corporate bullying.

That’s why Monsanto and its new allies are fighting so hard to kill GMO labeling in Vermont.

Tell Starbucks what you think using their #redcups hashtag.

Please sign the petition to tell Starbucks and Green Mountain Coffee to withdraw their support for the lawsuit against Vermont, and stop fighting accurate food labelling.

No1 Top Story in The wk4coffee Daily (Sunday 9 November 2014).

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3 Responses to “Starbucks does not want you to know what muck goes in its coffee”

  1. misakouroco Says:

    Sad.. indeed. I’m lucky to live in a rural area, far away from coffee chains.

  2. keithpp Says:

  3. prayerwarriorpsychicnot Says:

    Reblogged this on Citizens, not serfs.

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