Monday, January 11th 2010, 2:45 PM EST
When Whole Foods founder John Mackey revealed himself to be a climate change skeptic in a New Yorker profile last month, the punishment was swift. Outrage from Whole Foods' key demographic--affluent, ecologically-minded eaters--was apparently the proverbial last straw that compelled the company to remove Mackey as CEO.
Mackey's ouster showed the power of carbon footprint-conscious foodies to influence a corporation. Now, it's time for all the lager-lovers who support low-impact living to step up to the plate--or, rather, the bar--to demand better from Anheuser-Busch.
If you're still drinking Budweiser, Michelob, Rolling Rock, or any other brew marketed by Anheuser-Busch, you're inadvertently bankrolling a company that continues to stand by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce despite its ongoing efforts to thwart any efforts to address global warming. Will Budweiser become the brew of choice for the "Drill, Baby, Drill" crowd?
Click source for more and drink a cool long cold Budweiser, and cheers to John Mackey