By Elizabeth Willoughby on
Rocker and environmentalist Neil Young's new album “Monsanto Years” has just been released, and as the name suggests, its “A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop” song is aimed at Starbucks.
With lyrics like, “I want a cup of coffee but I don’t want a GMO. I’d like to start my day off without helping Monsanto,” Young isn’t pulling any punches – this after his announcement last year of his own boycott of Starbucks.
The way Young sees it, Starbucks is in cahoots with Monsanto in an anti-GMO labelling war. According to Nation of Change, Starbucks is an affiliate member (and thus a financial contributor) of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA). According to Reuters, so is Monsanto. GMA last year launched a lawsuit against Vermont, the first US state to pass a GMO labeling law, to have the new law overturned. Starbucks says it has nothing to do with the lawsuit. Young isn’t buying it.
See the official music video here.
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