As part of his upcoming concept album “The Monsanto Years,” musician Neil Young takes a powerful stance against Monsanto, GMOs, and Starbucks, the major coffee company that Young has previously accused of fighting against GMO labeling.
“Hiding behind the shadowy ‘Grocery Manufacturers Association,’ Starbucks is supporting a lawsuit that's aiming to block a landmark law that requires genetically modified ingredients be labeled,” Young wrote on his website.
“Amazingly, it claims that the law is an assault on corporations' right to free speech.”
The upbeat, five-minute song includes choice lines like: “I want a cup of coffee but I don't want a GMO. I’d like to start my day off without helping Monsanto,” and “Monsanto and Starbucks, mothers want to know what they feed their children.”
Starbucks, meanwhile, has denied alignment with Monsanto.
“Starbucks has not taken a position on the issue of GMO labeling,” the company announced in a press release. “As a company with stores and a product presence in every state, we prefer a national solution.”
Neil Young’s next album, “The Monsanto Years,” will be released on June 29 and is available now for preorder.