Rust Never Sleeps because it has its daily caffeine fix, Neil Young revealed this week. The guru of grunge wrote in an open letter on his website that he, like everybody else, used to line up at Starbucks for “his latte everyday. But yesterday was my last one.” Young informed his fans that Starbucks is working with GMO giant Monsanto to sue the state of Vermont about GMO labeling–and Young is pissed at Starbucks like it’s a big caffeinated corporate David Crosby.
“Starbucks doesn’t think you have a right to know what’s in your coffee,” Young writes. But Starbucks isn’t a legit target, says the company. Starbucks responded to Young and others who they say have misunderstood the company’s actions: “Starbucks is not a part of any lawsuit pertaining to GMO labeling nor have we provided funding for any campaign. And Starbucks is not aligned with Monsanto to stop food labeling or block Vermont State law,” reads a Starbucks statement, in part. Starbucks feels about Neil Young right now just about the way southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd did–the coffee company don’t need him around, anyhow.