August 17, 2012
(NaturalNews) It’s time to defeat evil in the food industry and stop the vicious betrayal of consumers by so-called “natural” brands. They’re all conspiring right now to funnel millions of dollars into a disinformation campaign to try to defeat ballot measure 37, the “GMO labeling” initiative in California (http://www.naturalnews.com/036833_GMO_labeling_YES_on_37_California.h…).
Effective immediately, NaturalNews is issuing a global boycott on the following brands:
• Kashi (owned by Kellogg, which has contributed $612,000 to defeat Proposition 37) – Kashi cereals contain GMOs!
• Silk soymilk (owned by the nation’s largest dairy, Dean Foods, which has contributed $253,000 to the effort to kill Proposition 37)
• Larabar (owned by General Mills, which has contributed $520,000 to defeat proposition 37)
• R.W. Knudsen (owned by Smucker, which has contributed $387,000 to defeat proposition 37)
• Santa Cruz Organic (also owned by Smucker, which has contributed $387,000 to defeat proposition 37)
• Cascadian Farm (owned by General Mills, which has contributed $520,000 to defeat proposition 37)
• Muir Glen (also owned by General Mills, which has contributed $520,000 to defeat proposition 37)
Boycott these brands — the BETRAYORS of the food industry. Help make sure their betrayal of consumers costs them huge market share. Remember: When it comes to evil food companies, if you ignore them (by not buying their toxic products) they will go away.
This is all detailed in a release just issued by the Cornucopia Institute:
Proposition 37, a citizen’s initiative on the ballot on November 6 in California, would mandate clear labeling of genetically engineered (GE) ingredients on foodpackages. It has become a battleground pitting consumer and farmer advocates against multi-billion-dollar agribusiness corporations.
Recent polling indicates almost 70% of citizens support informational labeling. And a flood of new contributions to fight the measure has rolled in from the biotechnology industry and food manufacturers, totaling over $23 million, according to the California Secretary of State. This dwarfs the approximately $3 million contributed by proponents of GE labeling.
“Consumers might be surprised to find out that brands hiding under ‘natural’ façades are in fact owned by multi-billion-dollar corporations that are contributing bushel baskets of cash to defeating Proposition 37,” says Charlotte Vallaeys, Director of Farm and Food Policy at The Cornucopia Institute. (www.cornucopia.org)
Mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food in California is viewed as a watershed event by many industry observers, as many companies will find it logistically or economically difficult to produce foods with labels identifying GE for California while producing a different product line of foods for the rest of the country.
“Just as we’ve observed in Europe, where labeling of food containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is mandatory, we fully expect that when given a choice, consumers will choose organic or non-GMO products,” said Mark A. Kastel, Codirector of Wisconsin-based Cornucopia. “And the industrial food lobby is fully cognizant of this — that’s why they’re fighting like hell against this grassroots effort.”
To make it easier for shoppers to identify and support organic brands whose corporate owners support Proposition 37, and avoid buying brands owned by companies that financially contributed to opposing the “Right to Know” campaign, The Cornucopia Institute has developed a guide for consumers. (http://www.cornucopia.org/2012/08/prop37/)
“If the food and biotech industries are so proud of their pervasive genetically manipulated crops, why are they so afraid, and so desperately opposed to labeling it?” asked Arran Stephens, founder of Nature’s Path, North America’s largest certified organic cereal and granola brand with manufacturing plants in the US and Canada.
Besides Nature’s Path, those who have contributed in support of Proposition 37 include venerable organic manufacturers such as Dr. Bronner’s, Nutiva and Lundberg rice. These companies are all independently-owned businesses that avoid GMOs and are committed to supporting organic agriculture….
…article is continued on Naturalnews.com