from Organic Bytes
Boycott the Organic and 'Natural' Traitor Brands Whose Parent Companies Oppose Your Right to Know
In recent weeks, several public interest groups, including the Organic Consumers Association, Cornucopia Institute, Mercola.com, and Natural News, have pointed out the gross hypocrisy and greed of large food and beverage corporations selling billions of dollars of organic and natural food, while meanwhile bankrolling the industry opposition to GMO labelling. 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). All of these companies are profiting from the sale of billions of dollars of their proprietary organic and “natural” food brands while at the same time funnelling large sums of money to the Monsanto-led campaign to defeat the November 6th GMO labelling ballot initiative (Proposition 37) in California.
We need to send a clear message to these traitor brands, in the only language they understand: lost profits and lower sales. Today, the Organic Consumers Association and Mercola.com are formally calling for a boycott of 7 organic and “natural” brands.
Better still, in my opinion, is to not buy processed food at all or only Australian grown as we don’t have GMO’s…. yet and, even then, only processed foods that consist of one ingredient eg individual dried fruits without added oil or preservatives / rolled oats, not pre-packaged cereals (or roll your own oats with a mill).
I see no need to buy any other processed foods than a few, single ingredients and find it incredibly refreshing and simple! Eat local and seasonal. Shake the farmer’s or grower’s hand. Ignore the rest.