Press Release: Today Starbucks Coffee Company committed to make 100% of the chain‚ milk supply free of artificial growth hormones (rBGH) by December 31, 2007.
Food & Water Watch activists dressed as cows to draw attention to their effort to get Starbucks to switch to artificial hormone free milk. Lacking thumbs and fingers for dialing telephones, the ‚cows” encouraged pedestrians and Starbucks patrons to participate in a national call-in day to request the company use only milk produced without the artificial growth hormone, rBGH.
Statement of Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter on release of new background report: Status of Food Irradiation Around the World
U.S. Factory Farms , So Bad They’re A Tourist Attraction. Food & Water Watch welcomed farmers from France, Spain, and Germany this week for a first hand look at the environmental and public health consequences of factory farm dairies in three states , Michigan, Oregon and Washington.
Consumer Group Details Global Trade Threat to Domestic Food Regulations
At the end of May, the European Parliament will vote on a report presented by the Socialist MEP Erika Mann (Germany) – Report on EU-US Transatlantic economic relations – which calls for “a transatlantic barrier-free market by 2015.” The Committee on International Trade at the EP has already approved this report with a strong majority, with the support of the Socialist MEPs of the Committee.
Citing evidence of harm to dairy cows and questions about human health impacts, Food & Water Watch today launched a campaign to ask Starbucks to stop buying milk made with recombinant bovine growth hormone, commonly called rBGH. In urging the Seattle-based coffee leader to “do the right thing,” the group will encourage consumers to ask Starbucks to make their favorite coffee drinks with rBGH-free milk.