A national campaign is under way to get Starbucks to provide organic dairy milk at its stores and to do away with milk that might be affected by GMOs.
GMO Inside has launched the multi-media campaign that calls on people to call Starbucks, post on its Facebook page and bring printable tickets to Starbucks store managers asking them to make the change.
The non-profit recently got Cheerios to give up its GMOs and said they know this new program won't happen overnight.
We don't know how long it's going to take but we're going to keep putting pressure on the company until we get a long term commitment, said food campaign director, Nicole McCann.
While not genetically modified themselves, dairy products are not immune to the insidious impacts of GMOs, the group posts on its website. Cows living in concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) are fed a grain diet comprised almost entirely of genetically modified corn, soy, alfalfa, and cotton seed.
Local coffee chains like Caffe Ladro said they've been providing organic milk as an option for years.
We have a handful of customers who love that we have organic milk. I think if we didn't offer it, they wouldn't come back, said store managerCourtney Barbour.
GMO Inside says Starbucks already provides rBGH-free dairy and USDA-certified organic soy milk.