A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop

Album: The Monsanto Years (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • This track criticizes Starbucks for its alleged involvement with agrochemical company Monsanto and its use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Young wrote on his website: "Still no latte's for me folks. I am not going to support a company that actively tries to defeat the will of the people by fighting their right to know what is in the food they eat."

    "Contrary to the misleading information coming from Starbucks, the coffee company is in alliance with other Food Giants, including Monsanto, in suing the state of Vermont to overturn the GMO labeling laws voted for by the people."
  • A few Starbucks Fun Facts:

    Starbucks is named after Starbuck, a character in Moby Dick.

    Every scene of the film Fight Club has a Starbucks coffee cup hidden in it somewhere.

    There are over 87,000 different drink combinations at Starbucks.

    Starbucks has a different logo for Saudi Arabia because the normal logo showed too much female flesh.

    The highest elevation Starbucks is in Breckenridge, Colorado at 9,600 feet.

    If you order a Starbucks Grande Coffee, you are drinking over 320 milligrams of caffeine. That is 4 times more than inside a Red-Bull.

    Starbucks uses round tables to make solo coffee drinkers feel less alone.

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