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Starbucks to stop using bugs in drinks

Press release from Change.org:

STARBUCKS TO STOP USING CRUSHED BUGS FOLLOWING POPULAR ONLINE CAMPAIGN

Starbucks will switch to natural, vegetarian coloring in response to consumer pressure via petition on Change.org.

GREENVILLE, SC – In response to massive public outcry and consumer pressure, Starbucks announced it will replace cochineal coloring derived from crushed bugs and instead use a tomato based ingredient to color several products including its strawberry Frappuccinos.

A popular campaign on Change.org led by ThisDishIsVeg blogger Daelyn Fortney gained over 6,000 signatures. Each signature on the petition sent an email directly to Starbucks headquarters.

Tupelo Young Professionals to meet tonight

Info from the Community Development Foundation:

Join us for the April TYP event at:

The Farmhouse Thursday, April 19

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

1725 McCullough Blvd.

Come network with other young professionals and bring a friend! Please RSVP to typ@cdfms.org.

Tupelo Young Professionals events are held monthly.

For more information on these and other events of the Tupelo Young Professionals, please visit www.typs.biz or call the CDF office at (662) 842-4521.

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