Your Starbucks Water Might Have Come From Parched California
A report from Mother Jones found Starbucks' Ethos Water comes from some of the areas hit hardest by California's drought, worrying residents.By Jasmine Bailey | May 1, 2015
Starbucks-owned Ethos Water gained success for its promise to "provide children with access to clean water," donating 5 cents to the cause for every bottle sold.
But as it turns out, that water Starbucks sells comes from one of the worst-hit areas in California's severe drought.
One place where the water is bottled in California is right around this area — Merced County, which is suffering from what authorities call "exceptional drought" conditions.