Humble Startup Or ‘Monsanto Of Herbalism’? Pittsfield Company Comes Under Fire

A trademark issued to a small business in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, for its vinegar-based health tonic is causing a firestorm of criticism. A scrappy small business now finds itself portrayed as a corporate usurper. Based on a cold remedy Dana St. Pierre remembers being spoon-fed by his grandmother as a child, it has a very distinct taste and packs a spicy wallop; the recommended daily intake is about a tablespoon.