Boycott GMO Companies
Image Source: Stephanie Ladwig-Cooper
Last week I wrote a post about the upcoming voting for Proposition 37 in California to label GMO’s or The Right to Know Campaign. Since then, a lot more information has come out about the big companies who are funding the campaign to keep us in the dark about what we are eating. Massive food companies and leaders of the GMO world have already donated 25,000,000.00 to a campaign called No. On Prop 37.
What do you need 25 million dollars for? A little more food propaganda advertising is probably in order.
They are spending thousands and in some cases millions of dollars to saturate the airwaves, create TV commercials, advertisements, and send out mailers trying to confuse California citizens and convincing them to vote against labeling GMOs. (Source)
So let’s dissect this a little more and look at the companies who are against labeling GMO’s.
#1 You Guessed It – Monsanto. Donating $4,208,000.00 to the cause.
Of course Monsanto is to be expected, but you may be a little surprised by a few of the other companies. Many of the natural food leaders have parent companies that support and heavily use GMO’s. Take for example Kellogs who has donated over 500,000.00 and is the parent company of natural food leaders Kashi, Morningstar Farms, Bear Naked, and Wholesome and Hearty.
So I am boycotting the companies who have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to support the No. to Prop 37 campaign: (partial list below)
Pepsi Sodas, Tropicana, Quaker Oaks, Frito Lays, Gatorade, Near East, Natural Cheetos, Natural Tostitos, Natural Lays, Izzie Sparkling Juice, Naked Juice, SoBe Juice, Starbucks Coffee Drinks, Aquafina, Lipton Iced Tea (Click here for full list of products)
Nestle Tollhouse, Carnation Instant, Butterfinger, Baby Ruth, CoffeeMate, Edy’s Ice cream, Haagen-Dazs, Buitoni Pasta, California Pizza Kitchen, DiGornio, Stouffer’s, Lean Cuisine, (Click here for a full list of products)
All Coke sodas, Dasani, Full Throttle, Smart Water, Hi-C, Minute Maid, Odwalla Juice, Powerade, Simply Orange Juice (Click here for a full list of products)
Betty Crocker, GM Cereals, Pillsbury, Bisquick, Cascadian Farm Organics,Old El Paso, Hamburger Helper, LaraBar, Muir Glen Organics, Totino’s, Nature Valley, Green Giant, Progresso Soup, Yoplait Yogurt (Click here for a full list of products)
Banquet Soups, Slim Jims, Egg Beaters, Reddi-Whip, Hebrew National Hot Dogs, Chef Boyardee, Wesson Vegetable Oil, Hunt’s Tomatoes, Marie Calendars, Orville Redenbacher (Click here for a full list of products)
Other Companies/Brands: Mars, McCormick, Ocean Spray, Dole, Hersey’s, Smuckers, Sara Lee, Hormel, Silk,Horizon Organic, Campbells.
My stand is to boycott these companies and take a stand for the transparency of what is in our food. My hope is that you all can be informed and be conscious consumers. If you are interested in all of the companies that have donated to No to Prop. 37 you can check out this website that keeps a running total daily.