Our renewed vision for dairy farming in Vermont is built upon strong, measurable and verifiable standards for regenerative agriculture, farmer well-being, farmworker rights, herd health, and environment sustainability.
The reality is that the necessary agricultural revolution won’t begin with our governors, regulators or legislators. The record shows that they’ve only enabled Big Dairy for decades. The people are going to have to lead on this one.
News Release — Migrant Justice Sept. 19, 2017 Contact: Will Lambek, Migrant Justice, 802-321-8393, [email protected] 1,000 mile “Human Rights Can’t Wait” tour promotes Milk with Dignity Program What: Vermont dairy workers have begun a two week, 10 city speaking tour along the east coast to draw attention to human rights abuses in the dairy supply […]
Critics are pointing to a recent New York Times report that several Ben & Jerry’s flavors had tested positive for glyphosate, an herbicide.
The Organic Consumers Association announced it had found traces of glyphosate — the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup — in samples of the Vermont company’s products.
For 20 years I’ve been engaging Ben & Jerry’s, showing them the damage that it is doing at every level, from the atrazine report in 1997 to the GMO report in 2016 and a slew of face-to-face meetings in between.
It’s time to stop pretending that Ben & Jerry’s is a socially or environmentally conscious corporation.
News Release — Migrant Justice June 16, 2017 Contact: Will Lambek 802-321-8393 [email protected] Migrant Justice calls on ice cream giant to join “Milk with Dignity” Program What: Vermont dairy workers will lead a historic 13 mile march through the state’s iconic rural landscape, culminating at the Ben & Jerry’s factory and tourist destination. Workers and […]
Across Vermont, ice cream’s key ingredient, milk, is sourced from numerous farms where the largely immigrant workforce endures harsh conditions and human rights violations.
Ben & Jerry’s has an opportunity to join the worker-led Milk With Dignity Program and secure the human rights of dairy workers right here in its own backyard.
Everyone supports the farmer, right? Except, that is, when it comes time to providing them with a fair price.
Instead of addressing the toxic legacy of the very non-organic dairying that dominates our agriculture, Vermont’s two giant diary corporations and the state’s agricultural agency continue to hide behind the myth and the marketing.
Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield have been dishing out Bernie Sanders’ message to voters in New Hampshire and Iowa one line and a spoonful at a time.
Vermonters digging into the Chunky Monkey and Cherry Garcia ice cream sold in nearly three dozen countries outside of North America may be surprised to find one thing missing.