Care for a Cup of Hormone-Free Cream at Caribou Coffee?

Posted by Chris O’Brien

For many people the morning cup means a few teaspoons of sugar, a few ounces of milk or cream, and some weak-ass coffee poured in as an afterthought. So it’s important to consider the sustainability of the sugar and cream as well as the coffee.

Last fall, after a long consumer pressure campaign, Starbucks agreed to stop serving milk produced from cows treated with Monsanto’s recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST), a hormone given to cows to stimulate milk production but also causes pain and health problems in the cows.

Now Caribou Coffee, the second largest company-owned gourmet coffeehouse operator in America, has announced that beginning next week it too will begin rolling out rBST-free milk in shops in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. Combined with the Washington D.C. and Colorado shops that had already made the transition, Caribou will be offering rBST-free milk in 60% of its stores – which is great, but now how that other 40 percent?

Read the original article on the Organic Consumers Association website here.


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