Ben & Jerry’s Boycott

Ben & Jerry's ice cream is facing a boycott call after a weedkiller ingredient turned up in the ice cream.

According to yesterday's "New York Times," the Organic Consumers Association found the main ingredient in weedkillers like Roundup in ten of eleven of Ben & Jerry's flavors. The levels were well below the legal limit the EPA sets, but the consumer group argues that any amount of the poison in the ice cream is misleading and potentially dangerous.

The group says Ben & Jerry's should be the target of a nationwide boycott if it doesn't announce a move to all organic ingredients and no pesticides in production.

The brand is owned by conglomerate Unilever which also owns the brands Axe, Dove, Lipton, and more. Source: New York Times

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