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I Shall Call You…. Mini-protest

Anti-corporate, anti-technology zealots with the Organic Consumers Association, Friends of the Earth, and Greenpeace picketed 100 Starbucks restaurants on Tuesday, demanding that the company bow down to junk science. Genetically improved coffee beans and milk from growth-hormone-enhanced cows topped their hit list. While the activists will probably claim victory, the size of their protest makes you wonder how much clout they really have. The Bismarck Tribune reported a grand total of three protesters (a “Mini-protest”) at the Starbucks there. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, paper of record at Starbucks’ ground zero, noticed a throng of only two dozen people. Is this the best they could do? After last year’s WTO protests, the fine people of Seattle probably mistook this rag-tag bunch for a high school field trip.

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