And you thought they were just a nice yogurt company.
This doesn’t taste good: “All natural” Chobani makes Greek yogurt with milk from cows fed GMO grain.
It may sound surprising, but actually, this isn’t news at all - Chobani always has. What’s worrisome now, however, is that it has just secured a loan to the tune of $750 million to expand its operations, which means it will be fueling even more money into the GMO industry.
As the biggest producer of Greek yogurt in the US, Chobani is missing a tremendous opportunity to support milk producers who feed their cows with natural feed, and with that, to transform dairy production. Before Chobani throws millions of dollars at GMO grain producers, we have the chance to tell Chobani what we don’t want in our yogurt.
Tell Chobani to stop making yogurt with GMO-laden milk now.
Chobani claims that the only way it can produce enough yogurt to supply the booming market is by using milk from GMO-fed cows. But this decision is already hurting its business: In December of 2013, Whole Foods announced that it was going to stop selling Chobani in 2014 as part of an effort to stop selling GMO foods that aren’t labeled as such.
The bank accounts of Chobani’s executives are the only things that benefit from the decision to support GMOs. The effects GMO grain has on the environment and on the animals that eat it are tragic, and the long term health consequences for those who consume GMOs are still unknown.
Let’s tell Chobani: We’d love your yogurt more if it was GMO-free! Stop using milk from cows fed with GMO grain now.