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Big Food and Big Ag Front Groups


Business  (tags: big ag, front groups, corporations, dishonesty, ethics, farming, humans, business, consumers, environment, marketing )

Tamara
- 388 days ago - takepart.com
Food and biotech corporations like Coca-Cola, Monsanto and ConAgra have the best public relations teams money can buy. A huge (and incredibly deceptive) part of these companies' PR and damage-control strategies is the buying or formation of front groups



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Sue Matheson (69)
Monday July 1, 2013, 8:33 am
thanks
 

David C. (25)
Monday July 1, 2013, 8:41 am
Same (disgusting) Sh*t everywhere, and getting worse everywhere if i'm not completely mistaken
e.g. here, in .at we have (for many years) "AMA = Agrarmarkt Austria, Landwirtschafts-Institution in Österreich" which promotes meat and such, doesn't have anything to do with (certified)organic, outspends all organic/alternative's taken together by a factor of 10 upwards, claims "certifications"&similar which have exactly 0.00 meaning .... is purest pretense & marketing ...
((SIGHH))

 

Teresa W. (657)
Monday July 1, 2013, 8:45 am
disgusting
 

Christina G. (11)
Monday July 1, 2013, 9:17 am
we are to blame if we keep buying their junk! thanks for post
 

Roger Garin-michaud (61)
Monday July 1, 2013, 2:31 pm
noted, thanks!
 

Terry V. (30)
Monday July 1, 2013, 6:09 pm
Supply and Demand ...........for greedy corporations.

"There is something fundamentally wrong with treating the earth as if it were a business in liquidation."
~ Herman Daly
 

Syd H. (48)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 4:01 am
For those who want to know more, the biggest Astroturf promoter I know is Richard Berman with his Center for Consumer Freedom which is the umbrella for many others including Activist Cash, PETA Kills, and many more designed to attack unions, Wal-Mart employees, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, while promoting mercury ingestions by pregnant women, soda consumption, and tobacco intake among others. Rich loves Monsanto and the other big corporate entities that launder their attack dollars through him to hide their nasty assaults on groups that are looking out for our best interest because that's not profitable to the 1%. Berman then uses that money to hire his own PR firm, Berman & Company. He is not our friend by any stretch of the imagination. He has no soul and in fact is called, "Dr. Evil" by most people (and he loves the moniker) including his own son.

http://bermanexposed.org/

Oh yeah, he's so 'good' he even gets his stuff here on Care2.

So do read all about this bad boy.
 

jeanne schreurs (200)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 7:17 am
thanks Tamara for sharing.
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 12:17 pm
noted
 

MarilynBusy WITHCHARITIES (258)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 12:34 pm
thanks for the article...it's just terrible what greed can do.
 

Birgit W. (140)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 1:48 pm
We have to find a way to get rid of those big corporations. They are killing us.
 

Phil P. (89)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 5:29 pm
They don't need to bother w/ good PR any more. They own the politicians.
 

Tim L. (86)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 12:30 pm
From Nation of Change, here are the senators who voted against GMO labeling. These folks don't think that you and I have a right to know what is in our food, because it might be inconvienient for Big Business. This is a list of those senators who have been bought and paid for by Monsanto and others:
Alexander (R-TN), Ayotte (R-NH), Baldwin (D-WI), Barrasso (R-WY), Baucus (D-MT), Blunt (R-MO), Boozman (R-AR)

Brown (D-OH)

Burr (R-NC), Carper (D-DE), Casey (D-PA), Chambliss (R-GA), Coats (R-IN), Coburn (R-OK), Cochran (R-MS), Collins (R-ME)

Coons (D-DE), Corker (R-TN), Cornyn (R-TX), Cowan (D-MA) ,Crapo (R-ID) ,Cruz (R-TX) ,Donnelly (D-IN) ,Durbin (D-IL) ,Enzi (R-WY) ,Fischer (R-NE) ,Franken (D-MN), Gillibrand (D-NY), Graham (R-SC), Grassley (R-IA), Hagan (D-NC), Harkin (D-IA), Hatch (R-UT), Heitkamp (D-ND), Heller (R-NV), Hoeven (R-ND), Inhofe (R-OK), Isakson (R-GA), Johanns (R-NE), Johnson (D-SD), Johnson (R-WI), Kaine (D-VA), Kirk (R-IL), Klobuchar (D-MN), Landrieu (D-LA), Lee (R-UT), Levin (D-MI), McCain (R-AZ), McCaskill (D-MO), McConnell (R-KY), Menendez (D-NJ), Moran (R-KS), Nelson (D-FL), Paul (R-KY), Portman (R-OH), Pryor (D-AR), Risch (R-ID), Roberts (R-KS), Rubio (R-FL), Scott (R-SC), Sessions (R-AL), Shaheen (D-NH), Shelby (R-AL), Stabenow (D-MI), Thune (R-SD), Toomey (R-PA), Udall (D-CO), Vitter (R-LA), Warner (D-VA), Warren (D-MA), Wicker (R-MS)

 

s M. (0)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 5:02 am
Here are 2 articles that tell their sorry tale!
'Study Finds Monsanto's GMO Food Claims False'
http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_27829.cfm

'Monsanto-Funded 'World Food Prize' Awarded to Monsanto in Ridiculously Corrupt PR Stunt'
http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_27816.cfm

The author in extract at top left out Nestle - they will do anything to privatise water for their bottled water - proven to turn the law upside down to get what they want.
 

Patricia R. (12)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 9:47 am
thanx
 
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