Starbucks joins Monsanto and grocers in suing to block Vermont GMO label law


Starbucks is supporting Monsanto in its pursuit of a lawsuit against the state of Vermont.

Last spring, Vermont passed a law that will require all products containing GMOs to be properly labeled by July 1, 2016, with the exception of dairy products, meat, alcohol and food served in restaurants. This law has already received backlash from companies and organizations that support the sale of GM products, including Monsanto.

By announcing its support of Monsanto, Starbucks has also announced its support of this lawsuit. It is possible that this is due to the presence of GMOs in its food and drinks. Starbucks offers soymilk as a non-dairy alternative, and soy is one of the most genetically engineered products available. In 2011, approximately 94 percent of the American soy crop contained GMOs, according to the Non-GMO Project.

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  • First Officer

    I believe neither Starbucks nor Monsanto are plaintiffs in the Vermont labeling suit.

    • Warren Lauzon

      It’s just more activist bullshit. Those are two of the companies out of a few thousand that are in the marketing association, so to them it equals collusion.

      • Benn Byers

        well case closed then chaps, case closed. have a latte.

  • Tony

    its also not true that all GM food would have to be labeled – this is one of the issues. They want supermarket food labeled but not restaurant food. The system has to be conducted at the federal level otherwise there could be 1,000’s different laws if by county and 50 if it was at state level

    • alice

      Didn’t you learn anything about the beauty of the founding of your country

    • alice

      democracy only works when it is close to home

  • Gonads

    . . . Or we could just eat non – GMO food, pretty simple really.