Starbucks Removes All Insect Extracts From Its Drinks

April 2012

After PETA discovered that Starbucks was selling beverages that contained cochineal (insect) extract, it asked that the coffee chain debug its drinks. Thankfully, shortly thereafter, Starbucks committed to making the switch back to a plant-based colorant. You can read more on this victory here!

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