Some Food Corporations Who Oppose Prop 37 Own Organic Businesses!
Many huge food conglomerates have joined Monsanto's gang in an effort to defeat Prop 37 in California on November 6.
Proposition 37 is a ballot initiative that will require genetically engineered foods to be labeled as such, and would prevent deceptive marketing tactics of labeling GMO foods as “natural.”
The irony is that most of the companies lobbying against Prop 37 also have a stake in the organic industry.
Although this is taking place in California, the issue of whether or not consumers have the right to know what's in the food they eat concerns all citizens of the United States and the rest of the planet. This is the biggest food fight we have ever faced. And if we win this historic battle in California, it may very well be the beginning of a global food revolution. These companies export their products across the world. They can make whatever they want but the public has the right to know if there is GMOs in the food they buy.
It's good know what companies and organic brands to black list on my shopping list.
See the complete chart of companies that are contributing major dollars to defeat Prop 37 and also own organic brands.: http://www.organicconsumers.org/Organic/organicT30J09.pdf
- General Mills owns organic or "natural" brands including Cascadian Farm, Larabar and Muir Glen.
- Pepsi owns Naked Juice.
- Nestle owns Tribe Mediterranean Food.
- Cocacola owns Odwalla.
- Kellogg owns Bear Naked, Morningstar Farms, Natural Touch, Kashi and Wholesome & Hearty.
- Hershey Company owns Dagoba Organic Chocolate.
- Dean Foods Co. owns Silk, White Wave, Alta Dena, and Horizon, which owns the Organic Cow of Vermont.
Here is the list of companies fighting to keep us in the dark and the contributions they're making to lobby against Prop 37. Their effort clearly shows why it's so crucial that Californians vote in favor of GMO labeling. There is a lot wrong with this picture, but it's good to know who we give our dollars to and profit at the expense of our health.
Monsanto Company = $4,208,000
DuPont Pioneer = $2,441,500
PepsiCo Inc. = $1,716,300
BASF Plant Science = $1,642,300
Bayer CropScience = $1,618,400
E.I. Dupont De Nemours & Co. = $1,273,600
Dow Agrosciences LLC = $1,184,800
Nestle USA = $1,169,400
Coca-Cola North America = $1,164,400
ConAgra Foods = $1,076,700
Syngenta Corporation = $821,300
Kellogg Co. = $632,500
Council for Biotechnology Information = $625,000
General Mills Inc. = $519,401
Hershey Company = $395,100
J.M. Smucker Co. = $388,000
Grocery Manufacturers Association = $375,000
Hormel Foods Corp. = $374,300
Bimbo Bakeries USA = $338,300
Pioneer Hi-Bred International (a DuPont business) = $310,100
Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. = $301,553
Pinnacle Foods Group LLC = $266,100
Dean Foods Co. = $253,950
Biotech Industry Organization = $250,000
McCormick & Co. Inc. = $248,200
Rich Products Corp. = $225,537
Cargill Inc. = $202,229
Del Monte Foods Co. = $189,975
Knouse Foods Cooperative = $131,409
W.M. Wrigley Jr. Co. = $116,866
Mars Food North America = $100,243
Bumble Bee Foods LLC = $98,074
Sara Lee Corp. = $96,833
Sunny Delight Beverages Co. = $93,796
Campbell Soup Co. = $70,455
Solae LLC (Affiliated with DuPont & Monsanto = $59,215
McCain Foods USA = $50,593
Dole Packaged Foods Co. = $45,580