Monsanto – $4,208,000
Pepsi Co. – $1,716,300
Coca Cola – $1,164,400
Congara – $1,076,300
Kellogg – $632,500
General Mills – $520,000
It may be surprising for those just getting into the organic lifestyle to see Many companies selling organic products are actually owned by multi-national corporations; companies like Kashi, Cascadian Farm, and Santa Cruz Organic are actually child companies of giants like Kellogg, General Mills, and Smucker – all of which are against GMO labeling.
If you haven’t yet, sign the petition for GMO labeling at cornucopia.org
While these corporations are dumping millions of dollars to ensure the public doesn’t know about GMOs, millions of people are seeing who they truly are. Such publicity will only result in the massive loss of customers and an eventual disintegration of power. These corporations are trying to keep GMOs hidden from the public eye – it is time we stop supporting these companies, and spend our dollars with trusted companies.
Check out the following poster from activistpost.com to find out which companies are on what side – and you may be surprised to see which so-called “eco-friendly” companies have put millions into toward stopping GMO labeling.
Also on the we’re-not-surprised-to-see-you-here list, we have $500,000 donations by PepsiCo, Nestle USA, Coca-Cola North America, ConAgra Foods, and General Mills.
Candy company W.M. Wrigley, Jr. Co. tossed in $116,865. Mars Food North America, makers of brands like Snickers, 3 Musketeers, M&Ms, and Uncle Ben’s rice products, donated $100,242. Hershey’s Company threw in $102,906 to defeat the measure, far more than Godiva Chocolatier, which donated $11,121. Jam and jelly maker JM Smucker Company, on the other hand, gave a substantial $367,604, making clear the company’s stance on the initiative.
Sunny Delight, Kellogg Company, Bumble Bee Foods, Bimbo Bakeries, Campbell Soup, Land O’Lakes, Hormel Foods, Dole Packaged Foods, Del Monte Foods, Ocean Spray Cranberries—all funded the coalition to defeat Prop. 37 as well.
And then there was Knouse Foods. We didn’t recognize their name at first either. It turns out they’re a 50-year-old grower-owned cooperative that makes applesauce and apple juice under the Musselman’s, Lucky Leaf, Apple Time, Lincoln, and Speas Farm brand names.