Organic Consumers Association

Campaigning for health, justice, sustainability, peace, and democracy

Udder Deceit

Ben & Jerry’s claims it runs a “Caring Dairy™” program that “works with a dedicated group of family-operated dairy farms (over 350 farms in the U.S. and Europe) in their quest for a healthier connection between the land, the animals and the people who care for them.”

Bollocks, as the Brits would say.

Here’s the truth. Ben & Jerry’s, a subsidiary of the world’s second-largest consumer products company, London-based Unilever, rakes in annual profits of about $1.5-billion selling glyphosate-contaminated ice cream by pretending to be a “progressive” do-gooder company that shares your values.

America’s industrial chemical dairy industry, which relies on millions of acres of GMO crops to produce animal feed, is a major source of water pollution in the U.S. Factory farm dairies keep over-fed, over-milked cows locked up on concrete floors for their short, painful lives. And the farmers who run the dairies, in many cases, barely make a living.

This is the filthy, abusive industry that Ben & Jerry’s supports—all the while masquerading as a company that sells a wholesome, “natural” product.

If a company the size of Ben and Jerry’s converted its milk supply to 100% organic, other brands would be forced to follow. Together, they would have a massive, positive impact on the environment, on human health, on animal welfare, on the well-being and financial success of independent dairy farmers, and on global warming. 

OCA is committed to forcing this change. We will pressure organic and natural food stores to #dumpbenandjerrys. We will mobilize our partners in the food movement. We will use the courts, protests, media events—whatever it takes.

We are in this for the long haul. Your donation today will help us ramp up, roll out and sustain this campaign for as long as it takes. Thank you!

Support our campaign to force Ben & Jerry’s to go organic (donations to OCA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, are tax deductible)

Get Local

Find News and Action for your state: