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.

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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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