Companies Against GMO Labeling


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Washington State, 2013:

GMO Labeling Ballot Initiative (I-522) would mandate clear labeling of genetically engineered (GE) ingredients on food packages. The bill will be voted on in Washington State Nov. 5, 2013. Those companies who are fighting genetic labeling, and money they have spent on the 'No on 522' campaign are:


Monsanto  =  $4,834,000.
DuPont  =  $3,420,000.
PepsiCo Inc.  =  $1,600,000.
Coca-Cola  =  $1,047,000.
Nestle USA  =  $1,052,000.
General Mills  =  $598,800.
Bayer CropScience  =  $592,000.
Dow Agrosciences  =  $592,000.
BASF Plant Science  =  $500,000.
ConAgra Foods  =  $286,000.
Campbell Soup Co.  =  $265,000.
Hershey Company  =  $248,000.
Kellogg Co.  =  $222,000.
Land O’ Lakes =  $100,000.
Cargill & Co. =   $99,000.
Bimbo Bakeries (Sara Lee and Ball Park) = $94,000.
Del Monte  =  $86,000.
Ocean Spray Cranberries = $55,000.
Hormel Foods =  $53,000.




California, 2012:

Numerous large food and seed corporations sunk over $46 million into the fight to defeat Proposition 37 in California, which would have required food companies to list genetically modified ingredients on the labels of its products sold in retail stores. It would have also prevented the labeling of GMO foods as “natural.” The law would would have affected California, but because Californians make up 12% of the U.S. population, those Californian labels would have spilled over to other states as well. Currently food processors list ingredients, calorie, nutritional value and peanut content. Adding GMO ingredients to that list will benefit those who wish to steer clear, until GMO foods are deemed safe and healthy into the long term (yet many feel certain GMOs will never be proven healthy).

The record keeping necessary for the added labels will also help keep track of ecological issues such as gene flow between GMOs and the surrounding ecology, weed killer's affects, pest and superweed resistance and a host of other ecological issues that could potentially arise with rampant GMO use. This bill would have slowed down the influx of GM crops and help keep track of GMOs impacts.

Currently Europe, Russia, China, Japan, Mexico, Australia and numerous other countries require that food labels list genetically modified ingredients. Why hasn't the the U.S. insisted on this labeling? Because many large corporations are fighting to keep the U.S. consumer in the dark. Let us know, if there are GMOs. We should have the right to know!



Companies and their donations to keep GMO off of labels in California:

Ironically most of the companies lobbying against Prop 37 have a stake in the organic industry. See that list below, it might surprise you.

Monsanto  =  $7,100,000.
DuPont  =  $5,200,000.
PepsiCo Inc.  =  $2,500,000.
BASF Plant Science  =  $2,000,000.
Bayer CropScience  =  $2,000,000.
Dow Agrosciences  =  $2,000,000.
Syngenta Corp  =  $2,000,000.
Kraft Foods  =  $2,000,000.
Coca-Cola  =  $1,700,000.
Nestle USA  =  $1,315,400.
ConAgra Foods  =  $1,200,000.
General Mills  =  $1,200,000.
Del Monte  =  $674,000.
Kellogg Co.  =  $790,700.
Smithfield  =  $671,000.
Council for Biotechnology Information  =  $625,000.
Heinz  =  $500,000.
Hershey Company  =  $493,900.
J.M. Smucker Co.  =  $555,000.
Grocery Manufacturers Association  =  $375,000.
Hormel Foods Corp.  =  $374,300.
Unilever  =  $ 460,000.
Mars Food North America  =  $370,280.
Bimbo Bakeries USA  =  $422,900.
Ocean Spray Cranberries  =  $326,500.
Campbell Soup Co.  =  $320,455.
Pinnacle Foods Group LLC  =  $266,100.
Dean Foods Co.  =  $253,950.
Biotech Industry Organization  =  $250,000.
McCormick & Co. Inc.  =  $248,200.
Abbott Nutrition (Infant Formulas / Similac)  =  $230,900.
Rich Products Corp.  =  $225,500.
Cargill Inc.  =  $226,800.
Welch's  =  $167,000.
Knouse Foods Cooperative  =  $160,300.
W.M. Wrigley Jr. Co.  =  $116,900.
Sunny Delight Beverages Co.  =  $114,500.
Tree Top  =  $110,300.
Bumble Bee Foods  =  $98,000.
Sara Lee Corp.  =  $96,800.
Hillshire Brands (Ball Park, Jimmy Dean)  =  $86,000.
McCain Foods USA  =  $50,600.
Dole Packaged Foods Co.  =  $45,580.
Goya  =  $ 56,100.
Clorox  =  $33,000.
S & W  =  $21,100.


BASF, Bayer and Syngenta are subsidiaries of foreign pesticide companies.



Organic (and some Natural) food brands owned by big corporations:


Coca-Cola -  Honest Tea,  Odwalla,  Simply Orange.

Cadbury -  Green and Black's Chocolate,  Nantucket Nectars.

ConAgra -  Alexia,  Hunt's Organic,  Lightlife (vegetarian and vegan meat substitutes like Smart Deli),  Orville Redenbacher's Organic.

General Mills - Cascadian Farms, Cheerios, Food Should Taste Good,  Larabar,  Muir Glen, Nature Valley.

Groupe Danone -  Stonyfield Farm.

Hershey’s -  Dagoba Chocolate.

Hain-Celestial - (partially owned by Heinz) Arrowhead Mills,  Bearitos,  Breadshop Cereals,  Casbah,  Celestial Seasonings,  DeBoles Pasta,  Earth's Best,  Ethnic Gourmet,  Garden of Eatin',  Gluten Free,  Greek God's,  Hain Pure,  Health Valley,  Imagine Soups,  Linda McCartney,  Maranatha nut butters,  Mountain Sun Juices,  Nile Spice Soup,  Rice Dream,  Sensible Portions,  ShariAnn's,  Soy Dream,  Terra Chips,  TofuTown,  Walnut Acres,  Westbrae Natural,  WestSoy,  Yves Meatless.

JM Smucker -  After the Fall,  R.W. Knudsen,  Santa Cruz Organic.

Kellogg -  Bear Naked,  Gardenburger,  Kashi,  Morningstar Farms,  Natural Touch,  Wholesome & Hearty. (Kashi cereals contain GMOs!) Kellogs uses genetically engineered sugar beets in its non-organic cereals.

Kraft -  Boca,  Back to Nature.

Mars/M&M -  Seeds of Change

Nestle -  Tribe Mediterranean Foods

Pepsi -  Dole,  Harvest Crunch,  Izze,  Naked Juice,  Ocean Spray,  Tazo,  Tostito's Organic, Tropicana.

Rich's -  Fresh Meadow

Unilever -  Ben & Jerry’s,  Knorr,  Salada



Personal Care:

Clorox -  Burt’s Bees.

Colgate-Palmolive -  Tom’s of Maine.

Hain Celestial -  Alba Botanica,  Avalon Organics,  Jason,  Orjene,  Queen Helene,  Zia.



Beer:

Anhueser Busch -   Stone Mill and Wild Hop.


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Private/Small Companies 'FOR' GMO labeling:
Only a handful listed. For a larger listing: www.carighttoknow.org

Alvarado Street Bakery - a coop

Amy’s Kitchen

Ancient Organics

Annie's

AppleGate Farms

Aubrey Organics

Bob's Red Mill

Cedarlane

Earthbound Farms

Eden Foods

Equal Exchange - a cooperative

Frey Vineyards

Golden Temple (Yogi Tea & Peace Cereal)

Lundberg Family Farms


Nature’s Path -  Canadian company, family owned

Newman's Own

Nutiva

Organic Valley - a cooperative of family farms.

Pacific Natural Foods

Simply Organic

Tofurky

Turtle Mountain (Purely Decadent, So Delicious)




Support for GMO labeling:

companies supporting gmo labeling
www.cornucopia.org





Learn more:
 

Monsanto's History:  www.gmwatch.org


To Donate to this cause:

And/Or volunteer:  organicconsumersfund.org

Food Democracy Now!  - fdn.actionkit.com




 

 

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Mike
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How to fight back
Reply #24 on : Thu April 17, 2014, 01:11:14
I encourage you to do what I have done. We all should be in agreement that you should avoid almost all of the products these companies produce if you have any concern over what goes in your body but these companies make delicious convenient products to their defense. BUT until they change their support for GMO labeling I have written the companies a letter informing them how much money I spend buying their products (some of these companies have 100+ products!) annually and let them know that I will not purchase any more of their products until I learn that they refuse to use GMO products in theirs. I also let them know that I intend to share what I know about GMO's and their company's support for banning the labelling of GMO's with as many family and friends as will listen. Small step, minimal impact if you only consider my annual spend but actions like this en masse will work for sure. At the end of the day these guys want our money and will sell us anything legal that we choose to injest.
Tamara
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Re: Food Companies Fighting GMO Labeling
Reply #23 on : Wed April 09, 2014, 07:17:37
@ #20 Ok so you say the BT technology is safe. How do you explain the studies done by chris Kresser...google him, these comment forums do not allow HTML links. Also you can read up how GMO's have BEEN PROVEN to cause cancer tumors
i can post more and more links....but the facts speak for themselves. My family has started to avoid anything with GMO's in them and I have already seen changes in my health issues as well as my children. Also the food industry makes it extremely hard for Americans if they wish to shop in general American grocery stores. It's sick and disgusting how these big companies have the monopoly. Add this crap to almost all the food and are more worried about their profits then the health of the people. But of course why would they worry about the health. The more sick people the more money the pharmaceutical industry makes. Its a sickening domino effect, that can make your head spin just my digging into it.
Sarah
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Hain Celestial
Reply #22 on : Mon March 31, 2014, 16:03:25
Some sites (Wikipedia and Wikinvest) state that Heinz sold its interests in Hain-C, although there does seem to be a degree of friendliness. Is your information up to date on this? Thanks.
Chris
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Post 20
Reply #21 on : Wed February 26, 2014, 00:05:58
I wrote post 20. I originally thought it best to be anonymous but decided I would like people to be able to contact me if they wanted to, politely, engage in a discussion about this.
Anonymous
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Misinformation
Reply #20 on : Tue February 25, 2014, 23:46:29
A couple of you have mentioned support you farmers. I am a farmer and I can tell you that this movement is anti agriculture. A wise man once said Internet lies will travel half way around the globe before the truth has had a chance to put it's boots on. Go tour Monsanto. Read the list of over 2800 independent studies released by forbes in September 2013 that show that these products are safe. Talk to farmers, and not just your small farmers market farmers. Talk to the bigger ones also and find out about ethanol and it's effect on carbon. Find out about their yields and their pesticide usage. I hate fighting this battle. When I was a kid I always felt like urban people thought of us farmers as dumb hicks. Now I feel like the image is evil corporate farmers. I remember how exciting it was in 1996 when I planted my first Roundup Ready soybeans and I had to spray 1 herbicide on it instead of the witches brew I sprayed before. And roundup has an extremely high LD50 rating which means it's very very safe. Then I remember when BT technology came out and we started taking the insecticide boxes off our planters because we didn't need them anymore. So we have super weeds now. Those weeds are now resistant to glyphosate. But they are also resistant to a whole lot of other chemicals that have nothing to do with GMOs. They adapted to those chemicals also. And the BT gene still works. I know the arguments but I have first hand knowledge on the pesticide use. When they say it increased the usage it is flat out not true. The BT gene is a protein. Naturally occurring. In fact it was sprayed over the top of crops for the last 50 years and it is considered an organic practice. . So do people have a right to know? Sure, but why aren't you demanding to know what Pesticides are used on it??? And I'm talking about your organic food as well. Organic regulation vary greatly from state to state so when you buy something certified organic in one state and drive across the state line and buy it again are they both the same? Question it. People are so misinformed that if the products were labeled it would be catastrophic to agriculture as a whole. I've tried my best to be respectful. Thanks for the read.
dick bottcher
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gmo products
Reply #19 on : Wed January 08, 2014, 14:58:12
its to bad when big companies like montasanto, and others only care about money then the publics health,,a chemical is inserted into a seed, making it grow up to be have seedsless fruits or vegtables, which in turn i9s bad for arew hnealth as well. the seed sprout and then the plants bloom, getting flowers, which honey bees land on, then they cant find their way back to their nest, so far we have lost close to a third of are honey bee population, thanks to deadly gmo plants, let stop using gmo foods and stop buying foods that have gme products in them.keep america safe ands let have our kids grow uo nmice and hnealthy, no morew gmo foofs or gmo anything.
Caitlin
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Boycott
Reply #18 on : Tue December 17, 2013, 22:07:29
My entire family. and by entire i mean my grandchildren's best friends grandchildren for generations to come will never purchase. Nor support anyone that stands against the consumers right to know what is in our food. SHAME ON YOU SELL OUT'S!!!
Dave
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Re: Food Companies Fighting GMO Labeling
Reply #17 on : Tue December 17, 2013, 22:04:14
I personally find it embarrassing for companies to have their names included on the list of companies that fight GMO labeling. It really is a shame to see great companies like Simply Orange, Kashi, Odwalla and Burt's Bees that have such amazing potential, sell out to corrupt, money hungry corporations like Monsanto. Let's run them all down and bring back true sustainability and real food!
Chazden
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GMO
Reply #16 on : Fri November 22, 2013, 14:30:58
I'd like to think that to one who supports GMO labeling is helping the community in a sense of inspiratinallity.

- BANDO
Keiren
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Horizon organic does support GMO labeling but
Reply #15 on : Mon November 18, 2013, 13:36:07
BUT - White Wave Food Company is a member of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), a trade group that contributed over $7.2 million to defeat I-522 in Washington State... YET - Whitewave also says it has donated money in support of gmo labeling...with a donation of $300,000 to JustLabel It and other monies to different pro labeling organizations...
Keiren
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Horizon Organic owned by WhiteWave
Reply #14 on : Mon November 18, 2013, 13:08:24
Good question about Horizon - it seems that Dean Foods which had owned Horizon, split its organic and soy division (White Wave) and sold it as a separate public company, end of 2012. As Dean Foods had given to the anti labeling side, Horizon was not included in the above list. Now after some research it is clear White Wave is now committed to non-gmo. Thanks so much for the heads up.
Anonymous
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Re: Food Companies Fighting GMO Labeling
Reply #13 on : Mon November 18, 2013, 09:37:23
Why is Horizon not on your list? I heard they too are against GMO labeling. Can you verify if this is true?
Utah
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JUST BOYCOTTED THEM...
Reply #12 on : Mon November 11, 2013, 06:32:34
Thank you very much for your list! I have just boycotted all the companies who opposed GMO labeling and my right to know. I will also be returning all products to my local grocery store that are manufactured by the companies who donated money to prevent me from knowing what is in my food. I will also be making a phone call to every single company on the list who opposed i-522 to let them know I will not be buying their products in the future, because they have proven they don't give an iota about me and my family now!

When our family went non-GMO a year ago, I cleaned out my cabinets and threw a lot of food away. I also returned what I could to the grocery store, and I started reading the ingredients label on everything I purchased. It took an extra hour or two in the grocery store to do my shopping on the front end, as I scoured labels for GMO ingredients, but I have gotten this down now, and I pretty much know which companies are using GMO ingredients, so it doesn't take any longer to do my grocery shopping. With that clean out, I made phone calls to each company and let them know that I wouldn't be buying their products until they took out the GMO ingredients. I was amazed at the response from some of the companies I called. Kraft said the dextrose in their pectin was "cane sugar" but claimed their "written list" to prove it was proprietary information. Malt O Meal said that they were taking the HFCS out of their cereals as fast as they could--later I checked, and they did. Post said they listened to their customers and took HFCS out years ago when their customers requested it. Worcestershire sauce said they had gone back to their original recipe. Hunt's turned traitor and put the HFCS back in their ketchup recently, Wilderness Pie Fillings took out the HFCS, but I think they've put it back in now. I have decided not to support these companies any longer, because I don't like their wishy washy policies.

I'd like to see companies who aren't using GMO ingredients just put non-GMO on their labels, which will help those who care to give them their business! Now, that I know who the companies are (some were a surprise) that gave money to fight I-522 in WA, it will be much easier to boycott their products and I'll call them to tell them why! Thank you again!
Nausous
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Support
Reply #11 on : Wed November 06, 2013, 21:56:29
Support your local farms and boycotts these companies! That's how we win is boycotting all the listed companies.
David Wigmore
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GMO Labeling
Reply #10 on : Mon November 04, 2013, 08:34:18
Be aware that companies are purchased daily by Monsanto and the rest to disguise their GMO foods in brands we thought were safe. This is why we need to force GMO Labeling on all foods!
Debra Haden
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Re: Food Companies Fighting GMO Labeling
Reply #9 on : Sat October 26, 2013, 08:18:11
THANKS so much for making this clear by posting the labeling... I appreciate 'visuals'! GRIT magazine recently had a nice 2 page glossy advertising by BASF. They're so offa my subscription renewal list. This, people, is the real war.
Ramesh Shankerlal
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GMO
Reply #8 on : Sat August 03, 2013, 05:23:39
We need to know more about, Companies Against GMO Labeling and Private/Small Companies 'FOR' GMO labeling thank you for this valuable information......Many lives may be at stake, due to this malpractice by such companies. To benefit, Companies do all the nonsense trick....
Molly
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Video Removed replacement
Reply #7 on : Wed July 10, 2013, 14:38:54
Here is the video that got removed by YouTube:


vimeoDOTcom/56123191
Molly
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VIDEO REMOVED
Reply #6 on : Wed July 10, 2013, 14:33:28
Please REPOST video. Youtube has filtered info probably because Monsanto had a problem with it. I wanna see!
Juan Rodriguez
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GMO
Reply #5 on : Fri May 31, 2013, 19:51:01
Consumers have a right to know whats in their food. GMO out of my shelf.
Charles Sutherland
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GMO and rBGH toxins
Reply #4 on : Tue May 28, 2013, 08:10:54
If a company fears to label its own food products, the question is 'how MANY toxic chemicals are in those foods?' Charles Sutherland, author, 'The Poison Planters' www.thepoisonplanters.com
Alex Bukh
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Thank you for informing us about GMO labeling
Reply #3 on : Fri November 23, 2012, 19:49:50
We need to know more about, Companies Against GMO Labeling and Private/Small Companies 'FOR' GMO labeling thank you for informing us.
Jeff Fernandez
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prop 37
Reply #2 on : Sun November 04, 2012, 03:29:52
Keep your promise and require labeling of GMO foods. And stop hiring Monsanto execs to work for the FDA, it just looks bad. Why should we have less rights than most European countries? They have the right to know.
Cate Cahill
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GMO labelling
Reply #1 on : Sun October 28, 2012, 17:08:38
Hi Thanks for this list. Even from Australia we can vote with our $$ and send messages to the companies that fund for no labelling. I dont' know why you didn't but you need to tell people that their consumer dollar talks louder than words to these companies. We need to actively encourage each other to buy less or none from the companies that flirt with genetic nonsense, and more to the companies that are more wholesome. Nothing speaks louder to commercialism that your own consumer power.
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