Yesterday, one of our supporters reported back that his local food co-op (which will remain unnamed until management issues a formal statement) recently dropped Ben & Jerry’s, and that our #DumpBenandJerrys campaign played a big role in the store’s decision.
This is how we move Unilever-owned Ben & Jerry’s toward organic. But we need your help.
Many local natural health food stores and co-ops, stores that cater to conscious consumers like you, carry only organic ice cream. But some of them also carry Ben & Jerry’s. Not only that, they display Ben & Jerry’s ice cream right next to the organic brands they sell—a move that misleads consumers into thinking Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is organic, too.
And get this—sometimes these stores put a higher price tag on Ben & Jerry’s than on the organic brands!
We need your help to get stores all over the country to #DumpBenandJerrys. Here’s a map of stores. Find out if your store sells Ben & Jerry's. If it does, take this letter to the store manager and ask him or her to stop selling Ben & Jerry's. After your visit, please fill out this form to let us know what happened.
Thanks to you, the bad news is piling up for Vermont's greenwasher. Just this week, a new study exposed industrial dairy’s major role as a greenhouse gas emitter. And Ben & Jerry’s claims to care about global warming???
Also this week, when the EU Commission failed to greenlight Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller, one news report highlighted our testing of Ben & Jerry’s glyphosate-contaminated ice cream in four EU countries.
And Ben & Jerry's sales are melting—and dragging down Unilever's profits.
Your calls to Ben & Jerry’s, your leafleting in front of Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops and other food stores that carry Ben & Jerry's are paying off. But we need to keep the pressure on!
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