A radical and transformative thought goes nowhere without the willingness to challenge convention. – from “David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants,” by Malcom Gladwell
Somewhere along the way, Monsanto’s spin wizards succeeded in turning the notion that we can’t feed the world without poisoning our soil, air, water and food into “conventional” thinking.
Unfortunately, a majority of politicians and global regulatory agencies—under the influence of Monsanto money—like to accuse those of us who think poison has no place in our food of belonging to a “fringe group of radicals.”
We disagree. But that doesn’t change the fact that we now have to fight back as if we were fighting for “radical and transformative” thinking.
This week we took our David vs. Goliath fight to the EU Parliament. And we got results.
Those results (an organic line of ice cream, introduced in 2018, to make up 6 percent of Ben & Jerry’s U.S. sales by) still fall far short of what, with your help, we’ve been demanding: that Unilever transition its Ben & Jerry’s brand to 100 percent organic.
But it’s a start. And it’s a sign that you’ve rattled Goliath’s cage.
We could not have pulled off this international conference at the prestigious EU Parliament in Brussels without your help. Thank you!
Now, it’s on to the next stages of this campaign. With your help, we won’t stop until Ben & Jerry’s agrees to a legally binding contract that includes a plan to transition to 100% organic within 3 – 5 years.
Radical? We don’t think so.
Donate to the Organic Consumers Association (tax-deductible, helps support our work on behalf of organic standards, fair trade and public education)
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