Neil Young is Boycotting Starbucks, But Why? Monsanto.

Starbucks and Monsanto
Starbucks joined Monsanto to sue the state of Vermont. (D'n'C/Flickr) https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/860834393/

The coffee shop that seems like its literally everywhere will be in one less place this week, Neil Young’s hand. The legendary singer is apparently boycotting Starbucks for life. Here’s the deal.

Neil Young is a pretty deep guy when it comes to the environment. He supports local food and local farmers. He’s one of the originators of the Farm Aid annual concert. Being that he’s into sustainable farming, he was pretty upset when Starbucks teamed up with chemical giant Monsanto to sue the state of Vermont.

Vermont recently passed a law that would require labeling of genetically modified foods and ingredients. This law is the first of it’s kind in the United States and set to go into effect in 2016. A number of companies challenged this laws constitutionality among them are Starbucks and Monsanto. Young said recently in an interview with Rolling Stone:

“Monsanto might not care what we think—but as a public facing company, Starbucks does.”

What is your stance on GMO’s? Do you feel strongly enough to boycott Starbucks? Or are you in favor of GMO’s and won’t ever listen to ‘Heart of Gold” again?

He was pretty upset when Starbucks teamed up with chemical giant Monsanto to sue the state of Vermont.

Neil Young

Neil Young, singing Heart of Gold back in 1976. (Wikimedia Commons/Mark Estabrook)

 

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