The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) has joined Green America, Food Democracy Now!, Friends of the Earth and other groups in a consumer campaign urging Starbucks to use organic milk in products sold in the company's 20,000 stores worldwide.
In the seven months since GMO Inside launched its campaign pressuring Starbucks to ditch conventional milk from cows fed GMOs in favor of organic milk, more than 150,000 consumers have formally petitioned Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz to do just that.
Branding experts say the Starbucks coffee chain has become so massive ”” with 20,000 stores in 65 countries ”” that it could begin to lose its cachet with millennials. So the 43-year-old company has launched its first-ever global marketing...
Starbucks uses more than 93 million gallons of milk per year. Starbucks is the largest coffee chain in the world, with 20,100 stores, and annual sales of $14.9 billion. Imagine the impact a company that size could have on the organic milk industry. And the role it could play in ending the abuse and unhealthy practices rampant in factory farm dairies.