Dear Green American ,
In three weeks, over 16,000 consumers have signed the petition asking Starbucks to provide organic dairy milk.
This is great timing for the campaign. Just last month at the annual Starbucks shareholder meeting, CEO Howard Schultz firmly stated that consumer demand is of top priority to the company, responding to a representative from a conservative think tank who appealed for Schultz to not bend to "anti-science" activists. Hint: that's us.
With Schultz's affirmed dedication to consumer preference, we have a golden opportunity to continue building consumer pressure on Starbucks to provide the most environmentally and socially responsible dairy option possible. If you haven't yet, sign GMO Inside's petition to Starbucks by clicking here. Click here to read our most recent blog post detailing our campaign demands.
Even better, our strength in numbers is only growing. Food Democracy Now!, a steering committee member of GMO Inside, has launched its own petition
asking Starbucks to not only commit to providing organic milk, but also to support mandatory labeling of GMO foods. Support our allies and sign the petition here
By joining forces, we can more effectively pave the way to a more just and sustainable food future.
Thanks to Green America Campaigns Intern, Marissa Sherman, GMO Inside scored an exclusive interview with Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food & Water Watch.
Wenonah Hauter is the Executive Director of Food & Water Watch. She has worked extensively on food, water, energy and environmental issues at the national, state and local level. Her book Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America examines the corporate consolidation and control over our food system and what it means for farmers and consumers. Click here to read the exclusive Q & A.
In the New York area? Join us on the weekend of April 26 and 27 for the nation's premier sustainability event, the annual Green Festival, at our new location Pier 94. This is Green Festival's third year in NYC, with hundreds of the country's top green businesses and organizations under one roof.
This year, we're inviting GMO Inside subscribers to join us for FREE, as a thank-you gift for taking action with us. Order your free tickets with the code GAGF14B at greenfestivals.org/ga-ticket.
If you enjoy the Green Festival, join us as a Green America member! Your membership includes free admission to all five Green Festivals in NYC, Chicago, DC, San Francisco, and LA, along with more perks and benefits.
Bestselling author John Robbins is interviewing Green America's very own Alisa Gravitz, Vani Hari, Dr. Jane Goodall, Dr. Dean Ornish, Woody Harrelson, Andrew Kimbrell, Dr. Mark Hyman, and 17 more real food leaders. Join in for free to get urgent insights on topics like GMOs, the collapse of bee colonies, the real meaning of words like “organic” and “natural”, and how to protect yourself from toxic chemicals that should never have been approved. You’ll also get the latest science on hot topics like gluten, sugar, fat, Paleo and vegan diets, fair trade, and what it’s going to take to feed a world of more than 7 billion.
Sign up for free, here.
Award-winning filmmaker Sean Kaminsky delves into the invisible war being waged for the world's most precious resource: seeds. The groundbreaking film will help others learn what is at stake and what can be done to protect the source of nearly all our food. Click here to watch the trailer of Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds.
If you're in the DC-area, join fellow foodies at the April 22d screening in DC hosted by the Chesapeake Sustainability Institute featuring local farmers from Nick's Organic Farm, Southern Exposure Seed Exchange and Brickyard Educational Farm, many of whom will be available to answer questions after the film!
When: Tuesday, April 22, 7:30pm
Where: Gallery Place Stadium 14, 701 7th Street NW, Washington DC
Tickets: Reserve your tickets by clicking here.
Don't live in the DC region? Request a screening near you!
Celebrate Earth Month with the Non-GMO Challenge!
Join our friends at the Non-GMO Project by taking part in the Non-GMO Challenge! The Non-GMO Challenge is your opportunity to make a meaningful non-GMO commitment. For some, this may be a non-GMO meal once a week. For others, it could be eating non-GMO the entire month of April. Whatever your commitment, the Non-GMO Project will support your endeavors with tips and recipes throughout the month of April.
To participate, submit a picture of you, your children, or pets, with a sign sharing your non-GMO commitment. Browse fellow Non-GMO Challenge submissions here. Each week, the Non-GMO Project will choose one submission to win a Non-GMO Dreambox delivered to your home. The Dreambox is filled with delicious Non-GMO Project Verified food, treats and skin care products! Winners will be chosen based on creativity and quality of photo. Each week’s winner will be announced on the Non-GMO Project Facebook page on Monday of the following week. Get your cameras ready, and submit your photo here!
Thank You to GMO Inside Supporters!
GMO Inside thanks these great non-GMO companies who support our work and a non-GMO food supply.
Michelle Kim and Nicole McCann
GMO Inside is a coalition of businesses, organizations and individuals that support a healthy, GMO-free food system. The GMO Inside campaign is led by Green America. To learn more about our work, visit our website or sign up for Green America's green living email newsletter.