Thursday, August 23, 2012

Boycott These Organic Companies

Some large companies are selling you organic food while at the same time they are funding opposition to California's proposition 37 which is the GMO labeling initiative.  Do you want to support companies that would keep you from knowing if you are eating GMO's or not? Please join us in a massive boycott against these companies. They include Kellogg's (Kashi, Bear Naked, Morningstar Farms); General Mills (Muir Glen, Cascadian Farm, Larabar); Dean Foods (Horizon, Silk, White Wave); Smucker's (R.W. Knudsen, Santa Cruz Organic); Coca-Cola (Honest Tea, Odwalla); Safeway ("O" Organics); Kraft (Boca Burgers and Back to Nature); Con-Agra (Orville Redenbacher's Organic, Hunt's Organic, Lightlife); and PepsiCo (Naked Juice, Tostito's Organic, Tropicana Organic), Mars (Seeds of Change).

California's Prop 37 will require labels on genetically engineered foods, and will also ban the fraudulent (and highly profitable) industry practice of marketing GMO-tainted foods as "natural."  
The  Biotech and Big Food corporations have dumped $25 million dollars into defeating Prop 37. The "Yes on 37" campaign has raised only $3 million so far, in part because most of the wealthy organic elite (Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe's, Stonyfield, etc.) are still sitting on the sidelines. Tell these companies they need to chip in NOW!

Please see my prior blog explaining how if the Nov. 6th GMO right-to-know ballot initiative (Prop 37), currently supported by the overwhelming majority of voters, passes in California - the eighth largest economy in the world - it will have the same impact across the United States as a national law.

To see the details on how much money these companies have contributed as well as additional information on the companies go to the "Friends & Enemies of Your Right to Know"