Washington, DC – The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) filed suit against R.C. Bigelow, Inc., for the deceptive labeling and marketing of tea products under the Bigelow brand name, including Bigelow’s Green Tea. The suit was filed in Washington D.C. under the District of Columbia’s Consumer Protection Procedures Act.
OCA alleges that Bigelow Tea puts the words “All Natural” on its Classic Green Tea and other tea products, and also represents its products and the company as being “environmentally friendly” even though Bigelow’s Green Tea tested positive for glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup® weedkiller.
“Like other companies that market their products as ‘natural’ and ‘environmentally friendly,’ Bigelow is using these terms to profit from growing consumer demand for healthier, more sustainably produced products, even though the company knows those claims are false,” said Ronnie Cummins, international director of the Organic Consumers Association.