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    Default Starbucks Drinkers that are anti-GMO (Jose Raymond?)

    For all of you starbucks drinkers that are anti-GMO. See the article below.

    Petition at the link - http://action.sumofus.org/a/starbucks-gmo-gma/?sub=fb

    Starbucks doesn't think you have the right to know what's in your coffee. So it's teamed up with Monsanto to sue the small U.S. state of Vermont to stop you from finding out.
    Hiding behind the shadowy "Grocery Manufacturers Association", Starbucks is supporting a lawsuit that's aiming to block a landmark law that requires genetically-modified ingredients be labeled. Amazingly, it claims that the law is an assault on corporations' right to free speech. Even a local Vermont company, Green Mountain Coffee, has joined in.
    SumOfUs members have already chipped in to support Vermont's legal defense fund. Now, we need to undermine the Grocery Manufacturers Association's base. Monsanto might not care what we think -- but as a public-facing company, Starbucks does. If we can generate enough attention, we can push Starbucks to withdraw its support for the lawsuit, and then pressure other companies to do the same.
    Sign the petition to tell Starbucks and Green Mountain Coffee to withdraw their support for the lawsuit against Vermont, and stop fighting accurate food labeling.
    Vermont is a small, entirely rural state with just 600,000 people. It’s a classic David and Goliath fight between Vermont and Monsanto. Considering that Starbucks has been progressive on LGBT and labor issues in the past, it's disappointing that it is working with the biggest villain of them all, Monsanto.
    There’s much more at stake here than just whether GMO foods will be labeled in a single U.S. state. Vermont is the very first state in the U.S. to require labeling. Dozens of other states have said that they will follow this path -- in order to encourage this, we need to ensure that Vermont's law stands strong.
    That's why Monsanto and its new allies are fighting so hard to kill GMO labeling in Vermont.
    But whatever you think of GMOs, corporations should not be using massive lawsuits to overturn legitimate, democratic decisions with strong public backing.
    SumOfUs is already fighting back -- we helped Vermont raise almost a quarter of a million dollars to defend themselves against Monsanto’s bullying! But the next strategic step is to pressure and call out members of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the shadowy body leading the lawsuit.
    Add your voice now. Tell Starbucks and Green Mountain Coffee to stop supporting the lawsuit against Vermont.

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    More information:

    How Ben and Jerry's says goodbye to GMOs, Burlington Free Press, 16 June 2014
    Food Companies Seek Federal GMO Label Standard, Challenge Washington's Campaign Finance Laws, Sustainable Brands, 15 January 2014
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    That's an odd move to me. Now, I may be basing this statement largelyon stereotypes but I would think that many of Starbucks long time patrons are people who DO care about GMOs....why turn them off? Bad move in my opinion. Maybe they feel they can save more customers by not having to disclose the GMO status of their products than they would lose by disclosing the truth.

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    I agree. I always thought Starbucks was a company that would be anti-GMO as they seem to cater to that demographic. I'm actually pretty turned off after hearing this as i'm a semi-regular Starbucks customer. Will definitely be cutting back. I think it would be a marketing advantage for them if they actually went and started disclosing stuff and took the lead on this. I guess they think there's more profit to be had by keeping people in the dark.
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    I don't care as I drink Tim Horton's anyway. I hate the taste of starbucks
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    By now, you would think that companies would see the main advantage of being more transparent as a way of establishing and maintaining the trust of consumers....unless of course what you're doing isn't up to snuff.

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    I just buy real organic coffee and French press it.

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    I buy great value coffee...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bully God View Post
    I don't care as I drink Tim Horton's anyway. I hate the taste of starbucks
    Canadian eh

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmaks88 View Post
    I just buy real organic coffee and French press it.

    Great triceps exercise

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan Centopani View Post
    By now, you would think that companies would see the main advantage of being more transparent as a way of establishing and maintaining the trust of consumers....unless of course what you're doing isn't up to snuff.
    I agree. There is a market for this product so it would be in some companies interest to disclose this information. That being said, GMOs have never been proven to be bad for you so why do we need another law mandating the labeling of them? Makes no sense. Companies that sell to this group of people will do that voluntarily in order to sell their product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KINic View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan Centopani View Post
    That's an odd move to me. Now, I may be basing this statement largelyon stereotypes but I would think that many of Starbucks long time patrons are people who DO care about GMOs....why turn them off? Bad move in my opinion. Maybe they feel they can save more customers by not having to disclose the GMO status of their products than they would lose by disclosing the truth.
    I commonly associate starbucks with a thick, black rimmed glasses wearing, macbook using, sweater wearing, gluten avoiding, organic eating hipster that would love to tell you why eating organic food at five times the price with the absence or harmless chemicals has changed their lives.


    Do I stereotype too hard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canucklehead View Post
    Canadian eh
    Lol nope although when I was in Ottawa for work two months ago I couldn't believe how many there were. Total opposite of Starbucks here in the states. Every 3rd block there was a timmies
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    Dunkin Donuts coffee > Starbucks coffee
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Blackwell View Post
    I commonly associate starbucks with a thick, black rimmed glasses wearing, macbook using, sweater wearing, gluten avoiding, organic eating hipster that would love to tell you why eating organic food at five times the price with the absence or harmless chemicals has changed their lives.


    Do I stereotype too hard?

    Yes, and those hipsters think you're a speedo-wearing, tanning-booth loving, oiled up, steroid-popping, back-room homo.

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    starbucks has a strong policy that supports same-sex marriage...Dunkin Donuts FTW!
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