Neil Young urges fans to boycott Starbucks

November 16, 2014

Neil Young is boycotting Starbucks in response to their decision to side with agrochemical company Monsanto in a lawsuit against the state of Vermont.

A law was passed in Vermont earlier this year that requires food producers to label all food containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) by July 2016, apart from dairy products, meat, alcohol and food served in restaurants. Monsanto are among the companies fighting the new regulation.

Young StarbucksIn a statement on his website, Young urged fans to stay away from Starbucks until it cuts ties with the firm. “Monsanto might not care what we think – but as a public-facing company, Starbucks does,” he wrote. “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.”

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