Low Hanging Fruit: Support Prop 37Posted: September 2, 2012
Two of my favorite brands, Organic Valley and Eden Organics, are among ten popular brands to endorse Prop 37, California’s GMO food labeling initiative.
The usual suspects (Cargill, ConAgra, Heinz, Coke) are spending like crazy to support Monsanto in defeating the measure. But some seemingly innocuous brands are in on the shenanigans, too. Show your support by avoiding these at the grocery store:
Kashi, Bear Naked, Morningstar Farms (owned by Kellogg’s)
Muir Glen, Cascadian Farm, Larabar (owned by General Mills)
Horizon, Silk, White Wave (owned by Dean Foods)
R.W. Knudsen, Santa Cruz Organic (owned by Smuckers)
“O” Organics (Safeway)
Boca Burgers and Back to Nature (owned by Kraft)
While this doesn’t directly affect us here in Arizona, we will likely be faced with similar decisions in the future. Monsanto recently threatened to sue Vermont for trying to pass similar legislation. Send the message that we won’t tolerate bullying and give your support to brands that support transparency.
- Organics Community Calls for Boycott of Companies Fighting GMO Labels (sustainablebusiness.com)
- CA Prop 37: Which Organic Companies DON’T Support GMO Labeling? (ecochildsplay.com)
- GMO labeling fight in California (thebovine.wordpress.com)
- Monsanto’s Top 7 Lies About GMO Labeling and Proposition 37 (naturalsociety.com)
- Agribusinesses Owning Natural/Organic Brands Betray Customers: Fund Attack on GMO Labeling Proposal in California (prn.fm)