Demonstrators Demand Organic Only for Ben & Jerry's

Burlington, Vt - Activists are demanding Ben & Jerry's ice cream go organic.
 
Demonstrators took to the flagship shop on Burlington's Church Street protesting the company.

There protests comes after the New York Times reported 10 out of 11 pints of ice cream tested positive for a key ingredient in a herbicide.

Demonstrators says they want consumers to know and to hold the company accountable.  "We demand that immediately, they begin a transition to organic agriculture." Said demonstrator Michael Colby of Regeneration Vermont. "That will not only address the pesticide issue, but address animal welfare, it will address migrant worker issues."

Laura Peterson, Manager of Ben & Jerry's Public Relations says they're not happy with any kind of level of chemicals, tiny levels.
 
However Peterson says you'd have to eat 145-thousand pints a day of their ice cream to reach levels considered harmful to the body by the EPA.
 


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