On July 25, 2017, the Organic Consumers Association announced that 10 popular Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavors tested positive for glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. It's time for Ben & Jerry's to go organic—but it will probably take mass protests and a boycott to make it happen.
Can you help keep the pressure on Ben & Jerry’s by distributing leaflets at Ben & Jerry’s scoop shops and in front of stores like Whole Foods that sell Ben & Jerry’s ice cream? If yes, please sign up here! After you sign up, please check your email to confirm your request for a packet of leaflets, posters and petitions.
Ben & Jerry’s advertises its ice cream as GMO-free. But don’t be fooled! Ben & Jerry’s won't commit to using organic milk. That means the cows that provide milk for Ben & Jerry's ice cream eat GMO animal feed.
On its website, Ben & Jerry’s portrays its brand as “sustainable” and “socially responsible.” The company even refers to its ice cream as “natural.” There is nothing sustainable or socially responsible about a company that supports Monsanto's GMO monoculture agriculture.
GMO monoculture agriculture, which relies on poisons like glyphosate, atrazine and others, pollutes the environment, destroys soil health, produces pesticide-contaminated food and contributes to the demise of small, independent organic dairy farms.
It's time for Ben & Jerry's to go organic. If they don't, it's time for consumers and responsible retail stores to dump Ben & Jerry's!
Please volunteer for the campaign to get Ben & Jerry's to go organic. After you sign this form, someone from the OCA team will reach out with resources and more details, and connect you with others in your community who want to help—so you won't have to do it alone!
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