Starbucks Goes rBST Free

frankenbucksAccording to a Sept. 4th Reuters story, Starbucks pledged to rid their 5,600 stores of milk containing Monsanto’s recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST), i.e. the bovine growth hormones used to stimulate hyper-production of milk in dairy cows.

The drug has been a target of consumer advocates like the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) for years. OCA has also called on Starbucks to make more of their coffee and chocolate Fair Trade certified.


One Response to Starbucks Goes rBST Free

  1. […] fall, after a long consumer pressure campaign, Starbucks agreed to stop serving milk produced from cows treated with Monsanto’s recombinant bovine […]

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