Starbucks Commits to Antibiotics Policy by 2020

Starbucks Commits to Antibiotics Policy by 2020
2/9/2017
 
Courtesy of QSR Magazine

Starbucks announced a commitment to serve only poultry raised without the routine use of medically important antibiotics in U.S. stores by 2020 after dialogue with Green Century Capital Management, a leader in environmentally responsible investing. The Seattle based chain’s commitment may help push the meat industry further away from overusing life-saving medicines.
 
“Starbucks, an iconic brand, just jumped into the fight to stop the overuse of antibiotics,” says Matthew Wellington, Field Director of the Antibiotics Program for the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG). “We applaud Starbucks’ commitment on antibiotics. It’s another step toward protecting these life-saving medicines for future generations.”  Read More