Still no Latte for me. No more Starbucks at all until the giant corporation stands up and comes clean.
Although Starbucks official response denies accusations that it has teamed with Monsanto and the Grocery Manufacturing Alliance to overturn the the anti labeling law passed in Vermont, the facts show Starbucks response is misleading to their customers.
Starbucks and Monsanto are both members of the GROCERY MANUFACTURERS ALLIANCE, the organization behind the lawsuit against the state of Vermont.
Alliance is defined as "a pact, coalition or friendship between two or more parties, made in order to advance common goals and to secure common interests."
It is my opinion that Starbucks and Monsanto, as part of this alliance, are clearly supporting and funding a lawsuit against the state of Vermont that aims to overturn a law supporting food labeling. The GMA is merely Starbucks' and Monsanto's front, used to deflect criticism and avoid responsibility for their actions.
Internal GMA documents filed last year as part of a lawsuit in Washington State revealed members contribute to a "Defense of Brands Strategic Account" designed "to help the industry fund programs to address the threats from motivated and well financed activists" and to "shield individual companies from criticism for funding of specific efforts." --Reuters
The GMA, in alliance with Starbucks, is suing to overturn a recent law, passed by citizens in Vermont, that allows them to know what they are eating by providing food labeling.
November 24, 2014
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