Recently, 10 of 11 samples of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream reportedly tested positive for glyphosate, an active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide.
This has brought people questioning Ben & Jerry’s business marketing as being “socially responsible” and “sustainable”
Everyone knows that ice cream is not considered “health food”.
The issue in question is said to be Ben & Jerry’s cows; that they need to be treated.
There is a claim that the company relies on a dirty, GMO-fueled dairy industry that produces contaminated food, poisons its community’s waterways, abuses animals, exploits workers, bankrupts farmers, and contributes massively to climate change.
Ben and Jerry’s replied the report in July 2016 saying that they hadn’t seen the said report and that even if it is true that pesticides were found in the ice-cream, a person would have to consume 145,000 eight ounce servings per day to reach the limits set by the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA.
There were a few protests in some Ben and Jerry’s stores in August 2017.
The fact is, dangerous pesticides like glyphosate, atrazine, and metolachlor — all carcinogens and endocrine disruptors and all used to grow the GMO crops fed to dairy cows — can have devastating effects on human health. And some of these toxins are reportedly in Ben & Jerry’s ice cream as well as one in four organic brands, which then shows the loop holes in the organic process as well as transparency in ingredient sourcing.
Ocean Robbins, the founder of Food Revolution Network as well as Organic Consumers Association are calling on the multinational corporation, Unilever, the producers of Ben & Jerry’s, to become “socially responsible”, to come clean and transition to a 100% organic supply chain.