Monday, August 27, 2012

Who's who in the GMO fight? Not all organics companies are created equal

California's Proposition 37 would require that genetically modified foods are labeled. The old question to Monsanto (and others) - if you're so proud of your "creations" why not label it - doesn't bode well - afterall, they try to claim (and get government officials to support these far-fetched claims) that there is no difference between traditional and modified foods.

But, research shows our body knows the difference.

We see food allergies because our body knows the difference.

Rather than stopping GMOs or even labelling them, there is a push for the public to unknowingly consume products they do not wish to eat.

Again, if the companies are so proud of their modified foods... then let them label it that way!

So California would love to be able to vote for truth in labeling, but some big companies who have organic brands are spending money to prevent this from happening.

We all know, if California requires labeling this helps all of us in the US. Few companies will make separate boxes or containers for just their California customers and others states could follow with these requirements.

From Organic Consumers Association:

In recent weeks, several public interest groups, including the Organic Consumers Association, Cornucopia Institute,, and Natural News, have pointed out the gross hypocrisy and greed of large food and beverage corporations which profit from the sale of billions of dollars of their proprietary organic and "natural" food brands while at the same time funneling large sums of money to the Monsanto-led campaign to defeat the November 6th GMO labeling ballot initiative (Proposition 37) in Califor nia. These organic and "natural" traitor companies and brands include: Kellogg's (Kashi, Bear Naked, Morningstar Farms); General Mills (Muir Glen, Cascadian Farm, Larabar); Dean Foods (Horizon, Silk, White Wave); Smucker's (R.W. Knudsen, Santa Cruz Organic); Coca-Cola (Honest Tea, Odwalla); Safeway ("O" Organics); Kraft (Boca Burgers and Back to Nature); Con-Agra (Orville Redenbacher's Organic, Hunt's Organic, Lightlife); and PepsiCo (Naked Juice, Tostito's Organic, Tropicana Organic). 

Know what you're buying and what they support. This will change a few things I currently buy (namely Horizon and "O" organics.

Check out the charts on which companies/organizations are funding to prevent and which are funding to support truth in labeling.

The list of those supporting Prop 37:

Mercola.Com Health Resources Llc
Organic Consumers Fund*
Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps 
All-One-God-Faith Inc.
Nature's Path Foods U.S.A. Inc. 
Fine Natural Food Products
Wehah Farm, Inc., Dba Lundberg Family Farms
Cropp Cooperative Inc. 
Organic Valley
Michael S. Funk
Nutiva, Inc.
Organic Consumers Association
Amy's Kitchen
Michelle Lerach
Presence Marketing Inc.
Eden Foods, Inc.
Ski Valley Foods
Traditional Medicinals
Edward & Sons Trading Co

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