I have already started my own personal list of products I am boycotting because they came out strongly against labeling of GMOs (in other words, they gave cash, BIG cash to defeat California Prop 37, the Just Label It ballot initiative). I keep finding more complete and detailed lists and let me tell ya, it is surprising. Some brands are so clever with packaging and product image that you just assume they couldn’t be an off-shoot of of a mega-conglomerate but come to find out, that’s precisely what they are. Case in point: look at the photo below of this Dagoba brand organic baker’s chocolate. Though it originally was an organic product with integrity, and is still made in a small factory in Ashland, Oregon, it was bought by Hershey in 2006. Wolf in sheep’s clothing!
Please join me in boycotting the “organic” products listed below – owned by the largest food and beverage companies in the world. Click here for a comprehensive list of ALL grocery products owned by companies who helped defeat Prop 37.
If we won’t buy this stuff, they will have to change their tune. It is our free market system at its best. Our pocketbooks are the most powerful vote we have.
“Organic” product list:
• PepsiCo (Donated $2.5M): Naked Juice, Tostito’s Organic, Tropicana Organic • Kraft (Donated $2M): Boca Burgers and Back to Nature • Safeway (Member of Grocery Manufacturers Association, which donated $2M):”O” Organics • Coca-Cola (Donated $1.7M): Honest Tea, Odwalla • General Mills (Donated $1.2M): Muir Glen, Cascadian Farm, Larabar • Con-Agra (Donated $1.2M): Orville Redenbacher’s Organic, Hunt’s Organic, Lightlife, Alexia • Kellogg’s (Donated $791k): Kashi, Bear Naked, Morningstar Farms, Gardenburger • Smuckers (Donated $555k): R.W. Knudsen, Santa Cruz Organic • Unilever (Donated $467k): Ben & Jerry’s • Dean Foods (Donated $254k): Horizon, Silk, White Wave
Hard to believe there is anything left we can eat! I’m glad I just canned some locally grown, 100% organic roasted veggie sauce! I know what’s in that!