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Steeped in Deceit

If you saw the words “All Natural” on a box containing tea bags would you be surprised to learn that the tea contains Roundup® weedkiller?

We were. That’s why this week we sued the makers of Bigelow tea.

Bigelow is trying to cash in on the exploding market for “Natural” and “All Natural” foods by using those words on product packaging—even though the company knows its tea contains glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup® weedkiller.

Bigelow also claims that its brand and products are environmentally and socially responsible.

But any company that knowingly sells glyphosate-contaminated products is not environmentally friendly. And by putting the words “All Natural” on its products, that company is knowingly deceiving consumers.

In May 2016, Bigelow President Cynthia Bigelow said this to attendees of a seminar on ethical and moral leadership:

“It’s important to have a statement that describes who you are that everyone can rally around. We truly care about our consumers, our workers, our community, our product and where that product comes from. Do the right thing and good things will follow.”

Please tell Ms. Bigelow and other company executives that now is the time to “do the right thing.” Either get the glyphosate out of your tea, or stop deceiving consumers with false claims of “natural,” and environmental responsibility.

Read our press release

TAKE ACTION: Tell Bigelow: There’s Nothing ‘Natural’ about Monsanto’s Roundup® Weedkiller in My Tea

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