START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

PETITION - Tell Coca-Cola: Stop Fighting GMO Labeling Efforts


World  (tags: Coa-Cola, GMO Labeling, PETITION )

David
- 370 days ago - credomobilize.com
TO: COCA-COLA CHAIRMAN & CEO MUHTAR KENT - People have the right to know what they're putting in their bodies. Stop fighting grassroots and legislative efforts to require the labeling of foods that contain genetically modified organisms.



Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

Comments

David B. (38)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 6:29 am
People have the right to know what they’re putting in their bodies. Stop fighting grassroots and legislative efforts to require the labeling of foods that contain genetically modified organisms.
Why is this important?

Coca-Cola is an international behemoth that sells its more than 500 brands in 200 countries across the globe – but it doesn’t want people to know what is in its products.

The company recently spent more than $1.5 million to defeat an initiative in Washington State that would have required food and drinks that contain genetically modified organisms sold in the state to be transparently labeled. Last year the company also spent more than $1.7 million to defeat a similar initiative in California.

Genetically modified organisms are showing up in more and more of the foods and drinks on our grocery store shelves, but adequate testing hasn’t yet been done and we still don’t know whether or not they’re safe to consume. Implementing mandatory GMO-labeling policies would assure full transparency and let us make informed decisions about what to put in our bodies and feed our children.

I would like to eat organic all of the time, but as a retiree on a fixed income, I have to make choices about what's on my grocery list. Having GMO labeling doesn't mean that I won't eat what's in the package. It simply gives me the option of choosing whether or not I want to consume it. The more education I have about the GMO's in my food, the healthier I will be.

Sadly, it isn’t just Coca-Cola we have to worry about. The Coca-Cola Company also owns “healthy” brands like Vitamin Water, Odwalla and Honest Tea – and it could be trying to hide genetically modified ingredients in those products as well.

People have the right to know what’s in the food we’re eating and the drinks we’re drinking. The Coca-Cola Company -- a massive public corporation that relies on people like you and me to earn its profits -- shouldn’t be trying to take that right away and keep us in the dark.

With a massive outcry of public opposition, we can show the Coca-Cola Company that fighting grassroots efforts to label foods that contain genetically modified organisms is bad for busines.

TO DATE: 11,639
of 15,000 signatures
 

Natasha Salgado (578)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 6:52 am
Done-thx David
 

Ben Oscarsito (357)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 6:57 am
I've signed quite a few petitions. However; -There shouldn't be any GMO foods in the first place!
 

David B. (38)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 7:00 am
Happy Christmas Ben Christmas!
 

Teresa W. (708)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 7:37 am
Noted, signed and shared, thank you
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 7:49 am
Done/thanks David
 

Arielle S. (317)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 9:49 am
Sooner or later - with or without Coca Cola - labeling will happen. And the companies that keep fighting that will look even worse than they do now.
 

jess b (24)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 1:17 pm
signed ty
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (283)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 3:03 pm
Signed The bastards
 

Sue H. (5)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 4:09 pm
Noted and signed, thanks.
 

JL A. (276)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 4:33 pm
signed earlier, noted now thanks for posting
 

Freya H. (314)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 6:47 pm
I stopped drinking Coke and other sodapop years ago.
 

David B. (38)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 6:56 pm
Why? They're yummy. :)
 

David B. (38)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 7:02 pm
There is so much garbage spewed forth in our 'enlightened' times. -- Eat this, don't eat that, no sugar, no fat etc... I draw the line at unnatural GM food. -- But generally... If it tastes good, eat it, if it feels good, do it!... Be happy, live for today, you're a long time dead
 

jeanne schreurs (204)
Monday December 23, 2013, 3:04 am
done

thank you David
 

Danuta Watola (1217)
Monday December 23, 2013, 3:18 am
Noted
 

Fi T. (16)
Monday December 23, 2013, 5:23 am
For the sake of the right of knowing
 

Alan Lambert (97)
Monday December 23, 2013, 9:20 am
Signature 66025 and noted
 

monka blanke (82)
Monday December 23, 2013, 12:33 pm
so signed, I want to know what I eat/ drink !!
 

Birgit W. (152)
Monday December 23, 2013, 12:49 pm
Signed.
 

jess b (24)
Monday December 23, 2013, 1:05 pm
thanks, signed earlier
 

norma laborie (33)
Monday December 23, 2013, 1:07 pm
signed
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Monday December 23, 2013, 1:44 pm
Signed & noted. Thank you, David.
 

Barbara K. (70)
Monday December 23, 2013, 1:44 pm
S & N, thanks for the post.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (115)
Monday December 23, 2013, 1:45 pm
signed and noted, thanks
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Monday December 23, 2013, 4:25 pm
Signed
 

Ondine J. (138)
Monday December 23, 2013, 5:01 pm
Noted and signed,thanks
 

Joe R. (190)
Monday December 23, 2013, 5:53 pm
Thanks David. Signed and noted.
 

Israel Valdez (0)
Monday December 23, 2013, 7:28 pm
Signed
 

Madhu Pillai (22)
Monday December 23, 2013, 7:47 pm
signed
 

Lona Goudswaard (78)
Monday December 23, 2013, 9:49 pm
S&N
 

Dianne D. (463)
Monday December 23, 2013, 10:04 pm
signed
 

june t. (66)
Tuesday December 24, 2013, 12:04 am
thanks
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Tuesday December 24, 2013, 4:18 pm
signed & noted
 

Franshisca Dearmas (91)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 5:54 am
Noted and signed. TY David
 

Melania Padilla (185)
Thursday January 9, 2014, 12:25 pm
Signed
 
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)

Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story


Loading Noted By...Please Wait

 

 
Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of Care2.com or its affiliates.