Renewed boycott announced against GMO pushing mega-corporations


Jonathan Benson
Natural News
September 23, 2012

In a little over a month, Californians will head to the polls to decide whether or not they want the freedom to know the true contents of the foods they buy at the grocery store. And during this final push to raise awareness about the importance of mandatory labeling of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), the Alliance for Natural Health – USA (ANH-USA) has announced a renewed boycott against the mega-corporations that are working behind the scenes to stop you from knowing whether or not your food contains bio-engineered ingredients.

Proposition 37, a Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food Initiative, plainly states that raw or processed foods offered for sale to consumers must be properly labeled if they contain GMOs, and that no food products labeled “natural” can legally contain GMOs. Passage of this important ballot measure is the key to sparking GMO labeling laws nationwide, as it has the potential to drastically change for the better the way major food companies formulate their products. (http://www.carighttoknow.org/)

Several major chemical and food corporations; however, have been actively injecting tens of millions of dollars behind the scenes to stop Prop. 37 from becoming law. And many of these corporations own smaller companies and brands that are marketed as organic or “natural” in health food stores all across the country. It is important in these final days before the November 6 election to stop buying these brands, and support only healthy and organic brands that are not tied to major corporations fighting GMO labeling efforts.

Here is a list of the top corporations fighting GMO labeling efforts, as well as their subsidiary companies and brands. Many of these companies’ products and their respective brands are available in health food stores, and you should avoid supporting them because of their pro-GMO position:

Pepsi — SoBe, Tazo, IZZE Sparkling Juice, Naked Juice, Naked Juice Coconut Water, Mother’s Cereals, Nut Harvest Nuts, Sabra Hummus, Stacy’s Pita and Bagel Chips, Aquafina

NestleGerber Organics, Juicy Juice, Perrier, Poland Spring, S. Pellegrino, PowerBar, Tribe Mediterranean Foods

Coca-Cola — DASANI, FUZE Healthy Infusions, glaceau smartwater, glaceau vitaminwater, Honest Tea, Odwalla, Simply juices

ConAgra — Alexia Foods, Lightlife

Kellogg’s CompanyKashi, Bear Naked, Wholesome & Hearty (Gardenburger), Morningstar Farms / Natural Touch

General MillsCascadian Farm Organic, Muir Glen, Good Earth, Larabar, Liberte Greek yogurt, Nature Valley

Kraft – Halls cough drops

Dean Foods / Land O LakesSilk, Horizon Organic

A more thorough list of the top companies fighting GMO labeling can be accessed here:
http://www.anh-usa.org/our-gmo-boycott-is-expanding/

ANH-USA has also created its own list of companies and brands that are tied to mega-corporations fighting against Prop. 37 and other GMO labeling initiatives:
http://www.anh-usa.org/boycott-companies-fighting-prop-37/

“Why is this GMO labeling fight so important? Once GMOs are labeled in California, it will bring a cascade effect in other states as well, since most national companies won’t create two labeling schemes, one for California and one for the rest of the country,” says ANH-USA. “Moreover, once products containing GMOs are labeled, people will stop buying them — and this economic pressure will be enough to force GMOs off the market.”

On the flip side, here is a list of companies that actively support Prop. 37 and GMO labeling efforts elsewhere (http://www.anh-usa.org/boycott-companies-fighting-prop-37/). These are the companies that deserve our unabashed support for their commitment to honesty and transparency in food labeling:

Dr. Bronners

New Chapter

Uncle Matt’s

Straus Organic

Nature’s Path Organic

Baby’s Only Organic

Organic Valley

Nutiva

Lundberg Family Farms

Amy’s Kitchen

Eden Foods

To learn more about the Prop. 37 GMO labeling initiative in California, visit:
http://www.carighttoknow.org/

Sources for this article include:

http://www.anh-usa.org/our-gmo-boycott-is-expanding/

http://www.naturalnews.com/036834_Kashi_Larabar_boycott.html


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