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Which Companies Support GMO Labeling?

Which Companies Support GMO Labeling?

Even though Prop. 37 (the California Right to know Genetically Engineered Food Act) did not pass in the 2012 election, the mission for GMO awareness is far from over. In fact, it’s just beginning.

The initiative lost 53% to 47%. Considering that Monsanto, Dupont, Pepsi-Cola, and other food and pesticide companies spent $45 million dollars in deceptive advertising tactics to mislead voters, the ballot didn’t do so bad. Since these large food and pesticide corporations spent so much money fabricating a fake quote from the FDA on behalf of GMOs, sending out mailers that used a fake FDA seal, creating commercials with fake professors, and ceaselessly advertising lies about how it will increase the cost of food for American families by $400 a year, you’d think they’d actually have tricked more people into voting for the opposition. This gives hope to the future of the GMO labeling initiative.

The initiative is planning to shift its attention to other states. Signatures in Washington are being gathered in hopes that the GMO labeling initiative can make it on the November 2013 ballot. Oregon put efforts to getting the initiative on the ballot for 2012, but hadn’t been able to face the challenges in the process early enough. They are aiming to file for 2014. In Vermont and Connecticut, bills are being prepared to be put in the hands of legislatures.

A victory has been won for spreading GMO awareness nationwide. Before the ballot, many Americans were unaware of genetically modified organisms, and that they were eating them. Now consumers are asking themselves “What are GMOs? Are they safe for me and my family to eat? Why are they labeled in 50 other countries but not here? Why, in America, is there such a fuss on whether or not they’re labeled?” The 2012 food labeling bill has planted a seed in the consciousness of our nation, and as more Americans become more educated of what GMOs are, and the potential dangers; that seed will sprout, and eventually lead to the bill being passed in other states, until all states have GMO labeling laws just like in Europe, China, and those 48 other countries.

In the meantime, there are things that we as individuals can do to show our support. We can thank the many pro-labeling heroes that donated large sums of money to the cause by buying their products. Here is a list created by Natural News, followed by an infographic from Cornucopia, that gives us the names of the companies that supported Prop. 37:

  • Dr. Joseph Mercola
  • Organic Consumers Association
  • Dr. Bronner’s
  • Lundberg
  • Food Democracy Now!
  • Organic Valley
  • Nature’s path Organic
  • Nutiva
  • Amy’s
  • CLIF
  • Udi’s Gluten Free Foods
  • Annie’s
  • Glutino
  • Frontier
  • Cups
  • Earth Balance
  • Sambazon
  • Applegate
  • Newman’s Own Organics
  • Eden
  • Stonyfield Organics
  • Late July Organic
  • OrganicVille
  • Straus Organic
  • Traditional Medicinals
  • New Chapter
  • Aubrey Organics
  • Sunfood Superfoods

We can also boycott the products of those that donated money to the opposition. According to Natural News, those companies are:

  • Monsanto
  • Honest Tea
  • Odwalla
  • Naked Juice
  • Back to Nature
  • Cascadian Farm Organics
  • Simply Orange
  • Kashi
  • Larabar
  • Morning Star
  • Kellogg
  • Ben & Jerry’s
  • Heinz
  • R.W. Knudsen
  • Santa Cruz organics
  • Horizon Organic
  • Silk
  • Lightlife
  • Alexia
  • Muir Glen

In the list of companies that supported the opposition, you’ll notice the names of several companies that are considered to make organic, healthy foods. You may wonder why they supported the opposition. It’s because they are owned by larger companies that are against GMO labeling. For instance, Odwalla, Honest Tea, and Simply Orange are owned by Coca Cola. Izze and Naked Juice are owned by Pepsico. Cascadian Farm Organic, Larabar, and Muir Glen are owned by General Mills. R.W. Knudsen and Santa Cruz Organics are owned by Smucker.

Besides, buying products from companies that supported the GMO-labeloing initiative, If you want to make sure that there are no GMOs in the foods that you purchase, buy products that have a “Non-GMO Project Verified” Sticker. The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping consumers find products that do not contain GMOs. Although law states that corporations do not have to label their GMO products, there’s nothing stopping other companies from identifying their products as not containing GMOs.

Related:
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Aimee Dansereau

Aimee Dansereau is a freelance writer living in San Diego, California. She once lived in Boulder, Colorado for several years, where she received an M.F.A. in Writing and Poetics at Naropa University. Her interests include writing, natural health and medicine, organic foods and the labeling of GMOs, spirituality, yoga, meditation, environmental issues, and human rights.

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2:59PM PDT on Aug 14, 2013

The list of companies on the boycott list is so disheartening for me because many of them are on my list of favorites. So sad :(

9:09AM PDT on Apr 4, 2013

Sharing!

8:39AM PDT on Mar 15, 2013

Some of the companies on the BAD list that do not want labeling have been sold. It is the parent company that is behind the decision to not support labeling...Ben and Jerry's for example.

8:36AM PDT on Mar 15, 2013

Let us all make a list of the GREAT companies and the ones that do not have our health as their priority!! LABEL ALL FOODS- we want to know!!

4:33AM PDT on Mar 10, 2013

Ban all genetic engineered foods......and put the companies out of business.
I've made a list to boycott!!!!

8:07AM PST on Dec 27, 2012

I am all for labeling. Hope all states inact that measure soon.

5:55AM PST on Dec 27, 2012

thanks

8:17PM PST on Dec 13, 2012

Doesn't Silk advertise on their cartons that they are NoGMO???

11:38AM PST on Dec 10, 2012

thank you, great article

11:41AM PST on Nov 28, 2012

noted, thx

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