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Is Ben & Jerry's Still On A (Social) Mission?

A blue and green painted van with cows on it.
The Cowmobile is one of the endearing images of Ben & Jerry's. We discuss how important the social mission is to the company today.

Ben & Jerry's has always been a company that stands for something, a company that has a heart. But 17 years after it was sold to global food conglomerate Unilever, we check in to see if the company's social mission is still in place.
Rob Michalak, global director of social mission for Ben & Jerry's, and Will Allen, co-founder of Regeneration Vermont, discuss the work the company is doing in the areas of water quality from farm runoff, fair milk pricing, migrant workers' welfare, animal care, and GMOs.

In a recent commentary in VTDigger, Allen recounted the stalled efforts to convince Ben & Jerry's to change what he describes as environmentally detrimental business practices.

Broadcast live on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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