Free Market Win! (Ben & Jerry’s)

Ben & Jerry’s has promised to get glyphosate out of their ice cream after the”probable human carcinogen”was found in 13 out of 14 samples tested.

Ice cream sold by Ben & Jerry’s in the U.S., UK, Germany, France and the Netherlands have all tested positive for glyphosate.  

While it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to find foods that are not contaminated with glyphosate, Ben & Jerry’s has promised to stop using ingredients that are knowingly treated with this controversial weedkiller.  A spokesperson for Ben & Jerry’s stated:

 

“By no later than 2020, we will stop sourcing [ingredients] made with crops chemically dried using glyphosate. In addition, we intend to advocate for policies that would end use of glyphosate as a chemical drying agent.” 

 

And, there’s more good news!

 

Ben & Jerry’s plans to introduce a new product line in 2018 that sources 100% certified organic dairy!

 

According to the company, these changes are due to consumer demand:

 

“At Ben & Jerry’s, we’ve worked hard to be responsive to our fans’ desire for a more sustainable and less industrialized kind of farming.  That’s why we’ve taken many steps over the years to move towards a less chemically intensive and more transparent food system.” 

 

Our diligence is paying off!

 

Sources:

1. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/09/ben-jerrys-to-launch-glyphosate-free-ice-cream-after-tests-find-traces-of-weedkiller

2. https://www.ecowatch.com/ben-jerrys-glyphosate-2495229732.html

Leave a Comment