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Neil Young Is Releasing an Anti-Monsanto Concept Album

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There's a track called "Rock Starbucks."

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Folk legend, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and environmental activist Neil Young doesn't pull any punches. He's made no secret of his unhappiness with agrochemical corporation Monsanto in the past, railing against the billion-dollar GMO business and its corporate affiliates.Young boycotted Starbucks last year because, according to Young, "Starbucks has teamed up with Monsanto to sue Vermont, and stop accurate food labeling."

Young is taking things a step further now, releasing an entire rock album dedicated to slamming Monsanto. The album is called, fittingly, The Monsanto Years It is a collaboration between Young and Willie Nelson's sons, Lukas and Micah.

Young recently previewed a clip of one of the songs from the album, "Rock Starbucks," according to Democracy Now! The lyrics are an unsubtle assault on the ethics of the Seattle coffee giant:

If you don't like to rock Starbucks, a coffee shop
Well, you better change your station 'cause that ain't all that we got
Yeah, I want a cup of coffee, but I don't want a GMO
I like to start my day off without helping Monsanto
Let our farmers grow
What they want to grow