Update: 6/11/2014 9:30pm – There are over 24k signatures and counting. We received some major national news coverage today with formal responses from Anheuser-Busch and Miller Coors. Please see links below, share the news and sign the petition!
USA Today – Beer Giants Pushed To List Ingredients
Chicago Tribune - Blogger starts campaign to reveal beer’s ‘controversial’ ingredients
Chicago Business Journal - The Food Babe wants answers from MillerCoors and Anheuser-Busch
Today, I’m launching a petition to ask Anheuser-Busch and Miller Coors, America’s largest beer brands to disclose their full set of ingredients online for all consumers to see.
Nearly every other food and beverage provider is legally required to make this information available—yet these two companies, which collectively sell more than $75 billion in beers each year, have not. I grew concerned about the beer after discovering there is a long list of additives the government has approved for use in beer during an investigation last fall. High fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, stabilizers that are linked to intestinal inflammation, artificial colors – like caramel coloring, ingredients found in airplane deicing liquid, genetically modified ingredients, and even fish swim bladders are allowed in beer.
We’re coming up on the 4th of July holiday, a weekend during which millions of Americans will consume Anheuser-Busch and Miller Coors products—and nobody knows what’s in their drinks. It’s shocking that these companies don’t disclose their ingredients, but it’s even more shocking that millions of us – including my own husband – continue to blindly drink these beers without knowing what’s actually in them. I think we deserve to be told the facts.
The Treasury Department (TTB) regulates beer – not the FDA – so beer manufacturers like Anheuser-Busch and Miller Coors are not required to put the ingredients on the label – or on their website. After finding out that we know more about what’s in a bottle of Windex and Coca-Cola than we do one of the world’s most popular drinks, beer; I knew I needed to bring this subject to light.
Transparency is all I’m asking for — just tell us what we’re drinking.
Let’s end the #MysteryBeer together, please join and sign the petition here.
Even if you don’t drink beer, it’s still important to care about this issue. This petition has the ability to open up the Pandora’s box of hidden beverage additive secrets for the whole world to finally see.
Cheers to an honest future,
P.S. We’ve changed the world together before, let’s do it again, please don’t delay and join us here.
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