Starbucks is one of the biggest coffee outlets in the world, and it shows in their revenue. In the second quarter of 2016 alone, the company raked in $5 billion.
We have all indulged on Starbucks a few times and to be fair, its actually pretty decent tasting coffee.
After reading this quick article you might not be so keen on supporting the company by buying their products.
Starbucks revenue goes to support GMOs and Monsanto.
Starbucks, a member of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, are infamous for fighting against GMO labelling in the U.S.The association has donated upwards of $70 million in the past 2 years to to help defeat grassroots GMO labelling efforts.
This raises serious skepticism in the minds of the public as to what exactly the company is putting in their products.
Vermont is the first state in the U.S. to pass a law (ACT 120) that demands all foods sold in the state that have GMOs be labelled as such.
A Burlington Free Press article states that even before passing this bill, Vermont legislators expected challenges to be raised by Monsanto and the GMA.
And you guessed it, challenges were raised. In the form of a lawsuit!
The crazy lawsuit against the state of Vermont claims that the GMO labelling is an assault on the free speech of corporations.
Starbucks, is hiding behind the scenes.
They gladly advertise their ecologically friendly cups and cardboard cup holders while putting millions and millions of dollars into the hands of organizations whose sole purpose is to make sure chemicals which harm the environment and our health go unreported and unlabelled.
There are alternatives:
There are actually food and drink companies that you can trust to be honest, transparent and upfront about what customers are putting in their bodies.Groundwork Coffee Company
is one such company that has earned the Non-GMO verification from the Non-GMO Project.
The company is homegrown and founded out of Los Angeles. They have a history of crafting some of the best organic coffee drinks in the city.
The list of honest organic companies also includes:
- Newman’s Own
- USDA Organic coffee
- 365 Everyday Value
- Allegro Coffee
- Anchorhead Coffee
- Bhakti Chai
- Cafe Altura
So..Why are you drinking Starbucks?
Non-GMO products aren’t just for hippies or some dystopian subculture. There is a genuine market filled with ordinary people who are simply conscious about their health.
Ignorance and naivety is what dishonest companies like Starbucks are going for. They don’t want you to think.
Support genuine, honest companies that are run by people who aren’t afraid to go the extra mile to produce products you can trust.