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Thank Ben & Jerry's for Its Pledge to Remove GMOs From Its List of Ingredients.


Business  (tags: ethics, good news )

Teresa
- 511 days ago - action.sumofus.org
By acknowledging that step and thanking them for it, we'll not only help them keep their promise -- we'll encourage other companies to follow suit.



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tasunka m. (338)
Friday July 5, 2013, 10:50 am
noted here,signed in email
now about making all cows grass fed??
thanks Teresa
 

Carol H. (229)
Friday July 5, 2013, 10:53 am
already signed, noted
 

Angelika R. (144)
Friday July 5, 2013, 11:37 am
me too, yesterday. You seem to get their emails a day later Teresa. Thx.
 

Esther Z. (96)
Friday July 5, 2013, 11:40 am
Noted and signed. Thanks, Teresa!
 

(0)
Friday July 5, 2013, 11:44 am
Signed, thanks.
 

Bee S. (226)
Friday July 5, 2013, 11:48 am
with Pleasure; Thank you, Teresa ~~
 

Christeen Anderson (541)
Friday July 5, 2013, 11:52 am
Signed.
 

Ruth L. (308)
Friday July 5, 2013, 11:54 am
Signed/noted. Thanks Teresa
 

Emma S. (227)
Friday July 5, 2013, 1:32 pm
Done! Thanks, Teresa.
 

Mike M. (56)
Friday July 5, 2013, 1:36 pm
N&S
 

Julie E. (370)
Friday July 5, 2013, 1:37 pm
Thanks for taking action! Hopefully they don't use palm oil either.
 

Pamela W. (75)
Friday July 5, 2013, 1:46 pm
Noted and Signed !!! Thanks Teresa !! I know you're busy but can you please reply to my question about the petition to Care2 ???
 

Birgit W. (151)
Friday July 5, 2013, 2:25 pm
Signed.
 

Bartlomiej T. (307)
Friday July 5, 2013, 2:48 pm
Signed. Thank you, Teresa.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday July 5, 2013, 3:21 pm
S&S, thanks Teresa
 

Natasha Salgado (563)
Friday July 5, 2013, 4:33 pm
Thx Teresa-signed earlier-noted.
 

Henriette Matthijssen (148)
Friday July 5, 2013, 7:59 pm
I signed, Thanks Teresa.
 

Candy L. (479)
Friday July 5, 2013, 8:40 pm
Thanks, Signed & Tweeted
 

Eternal Gardener (739)
Friday July 5, 2013, 8:44 pm
Action taken.
 

Roshani S. (81)
Friday July 5, 2013, 10:50 pm
Noted and signed Teresa.
 

Andrea Nemec (217)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 1:52 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!
 

jeanne schreurs (208)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 2:41 am
GREAT NEWS.
Signed.
Thanks Teresa.
 

Spirit Spider (86)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 3:03 am
Done. Thanku :-)
 

ellen m. (222)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 3:28 am
Sorry Teresa, but I'm tired of thanking companies for doing the right thing, and B&J is a prime example...

"Ben & Jerry’s parent company, Unilever, spent $467,100 against ballot measure Proposition 37, the recent failed referendum to mandate GMO labeling, in California last year.
But Ben & Jerry’s has distanced itself from the actions of its parent company, despite a call for a national boycott against Ben & Jerry’s and other firms whose corporate parents spent money on advertising favoring a no vote on Prop 37.
The boycott was called by national agriculture advocacy group the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) late last year."
Voters in both WA and Vermont, (and probably elsewhere) have reached out to them to donate to our GMO labeling campaigns this year as well, and they're totaly chickenshit avoidance reply is that they are "getting out of politics".

What they mean is that they won't do anythingto rock Unilever's boat.

Looks like I'll never again taste my beloved "Chunky Monkey", but at least I won't choke on their hipocracy either.
 

Anna Undebeck (205)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 4:04 am
N, S&S. Thank you Teresa!
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 6:01 am
B&Js is part of Unilever? No wonder I never liked their ice cream. I could never understand what all the fuss was about. It tasted worse than skim milk and there was never enough fruit in their strawberry flavor for the price you paid. It was bad enough that Unilever products used benzene based chemicals in their other products.
Let's see if B&Js really divest themselves from using non natural milk products; fruit products and any other GMO. Does anyone know whether they use palm oil or canola oil?
 

Dori C. (17)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 1:40 pm
s/n
 

Mariette G. (150)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 2:42 pm
Signed, thanks Teresa!
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 3:19 pm
Previously signed. Noted. Thanks, Teresa.
 

june t. (66)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 3:31 pm
hm, hopefully they are taking a step in the right direction. Food for thought, anyway.
 

Edwin M. (356)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 3:45 pm
Signed, thanks Teresa
 

Carol Dreeszen (362)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 6:49 pm
Noted and Signed! Thanks Teresa!
 

Beverly T. (82)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 9:26 pm
Frankly folks I must confess....
I would LOVE to have GMOS GONE !!!!
I WORRY about GMO'S but....they have become so very PREVALENT in our food system that I am not sure exactly how I can avoid eating them.
Their very nature (unnature) of existence makes the items CHEAPer and I have very few Xdollars to spend each month.
In reality I CAN NOT buy icecream anyway no matter what it contains.
I look at good "clean" healthy food prices and look at what I have to spend and welllllllll......I fill my stomach and take GOOD vitamins.
Seriously...that $30 bucks gets me three months of nutrition as apposed to 3 meals.
Just sayin'.
 

RANA AZZAM (51)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 1:04 am
signed
 

Ana R (220)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 2:11 am
S@N
ty
 

Sharon W. (4)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 6:35 am
Why would I thank someone for doing something they should be doing anyway? I also don´t see old women on the subway thanking me for not robbing them, because refraining from robbing anyone should be taken for granted. So should not putting stuff in food that is potentially dangerous.
 

J. G. (53)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 7:14 am
Not signed this - they may have removed GMO's but the last time I looked at the list of ingredients I put it firmly back on the shelf. It contained so many additives - things that should not be present in any so called "natural" product
 

J. G. (53)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 7:17 am
Only ice cream I buy is made in Cornwall and is so delicious with a list of approx. 3 or 4 ingredients. They are making so much money from feeding people chemicals
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (184)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 10:32 am
petycja podpisana
 

Patricia Cannell (758)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 10:56 am
Signed and noted! Thanks Teresa!
 

Elizabeth S. (149)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 11:00 am
Thanks for taking action! and thank you Teresa for posting :)
 

DAVID LAIRD (0)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 12:55 pm
SIGNED
 

Stuart Thomas (518)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 3:44 pm
Noted, signed, and submitted.

Thank you for the posting Teresa.
 

Mari 's (1364)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 6:04 pm
Awesome
 

Anne K. (132)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 6:45 pm
Now if only they would stop using cows' milk and supporting the cruel dairy industry...
 

William Barratt (42)
Monday July 8, 2013, 12:12 am
Signed
 

ellen m. (222)
Monday July 8, 2013, 4:44 am
Just found this open petition on change.org. it may be old and just never closed, but apparently palm oil was used at one time...
http://www.change.org/petitions/ben-jerrys-ice-cream-stop-using-palm-oil-in-their-products

And this next piece of info is old, and totally...YUCK!
"This week, it was revealed that Unilever, who own Wall?s, Magnum, Carte d and Ben & Jerry's, have applied to the Food Standards Agency (FSA) for permission to add to a diet range of frozen fruit ices a protein created using GM technology from the blood of an ocean pout, an eel-like creature that lives in the North Atlantic.

Man, we really need to start reading labels along with an encyclopedia!
 

John De Avalon (35)
Monday July 8, 2013, 6:15 am
They're removing GMO's from their products?

a) Why were they there in the first place?

b) Are they removing them because they care about people and the planet or because their sales figures have fallen?
 

John De Avalon (35)
Monday July 8, 2013, 6:17 am
I wish they'd remove all dairy from their products!!!!

Stop exploiting, abusing and killing cows!

Go vegan!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Maria S. (95)
Monday July 8, 2013, 9:38 am
Thanks Teresa for posting this. I can't understand were my signature and comment are as I noted and signed this a couple of days ago. Anyway I although I signed I agree with Ellen M as I'm also tired of thanking companies for doing the right thing. Ben & Jerry's being an example.
We all should read labels and use our common sense. I understand it's not easy to feed our families in healthy ways like the good old days but we should try as much as we can. Natural foods are not so Natural. Advertised as such just to make money. Greedy people!
 

. (0)
Monday July 8, 2013, 10:01 am
Pledge already taken, noted - thank you Teresa
 

Lynn C. (94)
Monday July 8, 2013, 11:21 am
TY - signed
 

. (0)
Monday July 8, 2013, 1:09 pm
done. TY Teresa and Henriette for the fwd
 

J. G. (53)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 7:58 am
Thanks for posting this Teresa - on rechecking the list of ingredients the other day - I see that they now list free-range eggs and other natural ingredients which is a great improvement (was about 4 or 5 years ago that I looked at the ingredients) should have checked before commenting here
 

J. G. (53)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 8:24 am
Now signed as found out they are NOW using all natural ingredients including free-range eggs (as sold in UK anyway)
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Friday July 12, 2013, 8:55 pm
Done before
 

Melania Padilla (181)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 11:45 am
Signed
 
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