Eating Healthy: Questionable Practices of Organic Food Companies

Last friday night, after our local holistic alliance meeting, I was fortunate to talk with our presenter Cassandra Butler to have her tell me a little bit about my astrological sign.    She says, “Oh, you are definitely a truth seeker, aren’t you ?”

And in that vein, I believe in looking past illusion and digging a bit deeper than the surface.    And I’m a teacher/educator……so I feel it very important to share this valuable information regarding not just the quality of our food, but the fact that large food companies are willing to spend MILLIONS of dollars to prevent us from knowing what’s in our foods.

The list will surprise you!!  Many of the so called healthy, organic companies like Kashi, Larabar, and Cascadian Farms, are owned by large food manufacturers that  spent a lot of money to vote down proposition 37 in California last month.

I have chosen to vote with my dollar, and will no longer by products from these brands or companies.  here’s the scoop:

“GMO News… Fight back against Big Food: How to boycott all the brands that helped kill Prop. 37

by Jonathan Benson, staff writer (NaturalNews)

“If even half of the nearly six million Californians that voted in favor of Prop. 37 decided to stop purchasing the following “natural” and organic food brands, all of which are owned by companies that spent millions to defeat Prop. 37, the financial damage incurred by these corporate traitors would be significant enough to send the message that the people want to know, and have a right to know, whether or not the foods they eat contain genetically-modified organisms (GMOs).

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is calling on honest food advocates everywhere, not just in California, to boycott the following brands for betraying their customers by opposing GMO labeling. OCA Director Ronnie Cummins is urging the public not only to stop purchasing the following brands, but also to call their corporate hotlines and demand that they reverse their position and begin supporting GMO labeling initiatives nationwide, including upcoming GMO labeling ballot initiatives in Vermont, Washington state, Connecticut, and elsewhere.

1) Naked Juice, Tostitos Organic, Tropicana Organic. Each of these popular brands is owned by PepsiCo, which donated $2.5 million to the No on 37 campaign.

2) Boca Burger, Back to Nature. These two brands are owned by Kraft Foods, which donated $2 million to defeat Prop. 37.

3) “O” Organics. This organic brand is owned by the grocery store chain Safeway, which is a member of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA). GMA spent $2 million to defeat GMO labeling in California.

4) Honest Tea, Odwalla. Both of these popular “natural” brands are owned by the Coca-Cola Company, which donated $1.7 million to the No on 37 campaign.

5) Muir Glen, Cascadian Farm, Larabar. All of these brands are owned by General Mills, which donated $1.2 million to defeat Prop. 37.

6) Orville Redenbacher’s Organic, Hunt’s Organic, Lightlife, Alexia. Each of these brands is owned by Con-Agra, which spent $1.2 million to defeat Prop. 37.

7) Kashi, Bear Naked, Morningstar Farms, Gardenburger. These popular “healthy” brands are all owned by Kellogg’s, which spent $791,000 to kill Prop 37.

8) R.W. Knudsen, Santa Cruz Organic. These two brands are owned by Smucker’s, which spent $555,000 to defeat Prop. 37.

9) Ben & Jerry’s. This ice cream favorite is now owned by Unilever, which spent $467,000 to defeat Prop. 37. 10) Horizon, Silk, White Wave. These three brands can be found in health food stores all across the country, but their parent company, Dean Foods, donated $254,000 to the No on 37 campaign.

When these companies start to feel the consequences of a nationwide boycott in the form of decreased profits, it just might cause them to think twice about deliberately blocking future efforts to bring truth and honesty to food labeling”.

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2 Responses to Eating Healthy: Questionable Practices of Organic Food Companies

  1. Hi Martha,

    Thanks… for the list… I don’t eat from any of these companies but will pass the list on and on and on…

    I’m an energy worker and wellness being with Hypnotherapy, Huna, DNA and several other modalities helping people heal themselves. Diet is first and foremost on the list.

    Thank you, again…

    Healing huna hugs,

    Carrole

  2. Mary Jo says:

    Do you have a list of your trusted Organic Companies? They seem to be becoming more scarce? Time to have CSA’s be the main staples of health.

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