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1114: Buy or Boycott Ben & Jerry's

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Will you buy the glyphosate in Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, or will you boycott until its gone?


Ben & Jerry’s was the first ice creamery to ban bovine growth hormone (BHG), and from that statement of principal, went on to become famous for making political correctness central to its corporate ethos.

Imagine the surprise, then, when the Organic Consumers Association tested Ben & Jerry’s ice cream for glyphosate, and found the weed-killer in 10 of 11 samples.

The glyphosate in Ben & Jerry’s ice cream raises questions we would like you to answer:

Question 1: Is glyphosate safe to eat?

Those who manufacture glyphosate, including the Monsanto Corporation, numerous academics and the federal government say, “Yes, glyphosate is safe to eat.”

Consumer groups, like the Organic Consumers Association, numerous academics, and the World Health Organization, say, “No, glyphosate is not safe to eat.” (The WHO, in fact, has labeled glyphosate a “probable cause of cancer in humans.”)

That so much of our food now contains glyphosate, and that it has been found in 97% of human blood in a sample testing by the University of San Francisco, leads us to ask you…

Do you think glyphosate safe to eat?

Question 2: Is Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Natural?

Ben & Jerry’s, which is now owned by the Unilever Corporation, labels its ice cream “Natural.”

The Organic Consumers Association says the ice cream can’t be natural because the cows were fed genetically-engineered corn, which is not natural at all.

That so many of our commercial foods are now manufactured from crops that have been genetically re-engineered leads us to ask you…

Are genetically-engineered food crops “natural?”

Question 3: Will you buy the glyphosate in Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, or will you boycott until its gone?

Few food companies have done more to promote the correct way of being a good corporate citizen then the ice creamery started by Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield in a Vermont garage.

Think docile jersey cows grazing peacefully on the lush green grass of Vermont pastures.

Then dig into a pint of Cherry Garcia, and think well of yourself for being such a good hunter gatherer!

But the reality is those cows are being fed corn genetically-engineered to withstand the weed-killer glyphosate, which flows into the milk, and into the ice cream, and into your body.

You may or may not be frightened by the fact, depending on who you wish to believe. And so we ask you…

Will you buy Ben and Jerry’s, or will you boycott until the glyphosate is gone?

(Food Chain Radio & Forums #1114: Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Organic Consumers Association, glyphosate, green-washing)


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