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vote on worst food company June 29, 2006 11:52 PM

The idea of a 'worst of' list was floated when this group first began. The are currently four 'worst of' categories - see the group billboard. I chose these myself, but you can open up a vote on any of them at any time, or suggest new categories. I would like to add a fifth - food companies. I would have added this myself but I couldn't see any one company that stood out. Voting is open already, but you can nominate more companies at any time. The poll will not have an official end date. I will just update the 'winner' on the billboard as necessary. You can change your vote at any time too.

Vote counting will be based on Instant Runoff Voting. Please rank all companies from worst to 'least deserving of a boycott.' You can leave out companies you know nothing about.

Nominations are only open for companies that sell food for human consumption (ie not food types or pet food). Start a separate thread for bagging the company and post a link here, but check if a thread already exists for the company before starting a new one. This thread is only for voting related stuff.

The current nominees are:

  • Coca-Cola
  • KFC
  • McDonalds
  • Nestle
  • Red Lobster
  • Selfridges
  • Tyson Chicken

More info on each company:

Food: Coca-Cola, Coles (Myer), Delta-cafes, Gorton's of Gloucester/Nissui, Heinz, Intermarches, KFC 2, lollies (candy) at the checkout, McDonalds 2 3 4 5, Nestle, Safeway, seafood 2, see also Canada, seals, fur Shrimp (prawns) 2, honduras shrimp, Whale, Woolworths, food suppliments

Animal Welfare: Benneton, Australian wool 2 3, horses 2 3, Iams pet food/Proctor & Gamble 2, Tyson Chicken, see also China, Kelly Osbourne, Bank of America, Canada: Canadian seafood 2 3 4, Selfridges, Red Lobster, Foie Gras, Fur 2, see also China

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 June 29, 2006 11:53 PM

We also have a thread for voting on the worst company ever, but it is too disorganised at the moment:

http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=3637&pst=130755&archival=

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anonymous  June 29, 2006 11:57 PM

Tyson.  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 
After KFC, I don't really know. June 30, 2006 12:07 AM

Anyway, my list is as follows:

  1. Coca-Cola
  2. Nestle
  3. McDonalds
  4. KFC
  5. Red Lobster
  6. Selfridges
  7. Tyson Chicken
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my vote June 30, 2006 12:17 AM

use the 'ordered list' tool to get the nice formatting:

  1. Nestle
  2. McDonalds
  3. Selfridges
  4. KFC
  5. Coca-Cola
  6. Red Lobster
  7. Tyson Chicken
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 June 30, 2006 12:37 PM

  1. McDonald's
  2. KFC 
  3. Nestle
  4. Coca-Cola 
  5. Tyson Chicken 
  6. Selfridges
  7. Red Lobster
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My list December 31, 2006 8:53 AM

  • KFC
  • McDonalds
  • Nestle
  • Tyson Chicken
  • Coca-Cola
  • Red Lobster
  • Selfridges
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     December 31, 2006 10:52 AM

    1 Tyson
    2 Nestle
    3 Mc Donalds...

    after that it's about the same...
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    Food Chain December 31, 2006 1:08 PM

    I think we need to look at the entire food chain and work to get back to the local produced food.  Organic has lost most of its meaning due to watering down by USDA.  The clonning and plant propergation patterns that the large producers of crops are doing now will end up with a tragic mess.   The companies most people have named are at the end of the food chain.  We need to get at the start where things are grown and help the farmer get it to us in a way that we can afford and he can afford to live too.  [ send green star]
     
    anonymous Vote on Worst food company January 02, 2007 6:09 AM

    I have just now come across this thread and if we are still taking votes, here is mine.

     McDonalds

     Coca-Cola

     KFC

     Nestle

    The are the only companies I have experience with and I boycott them and all their products.  If and when we come up with a concensus and the top worst three pehaps we can start a thread listing all the holdings of the top three.

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     January 02, 2007 3:38 PM

    That makes McDonald's the 'winner.' I'll update the group home page.

    First preference votes: Maccas and Tyson 2, Coke, Nestle and KFC: 1.

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     January 04, 2007 3:09 PM

    Walmart?
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     January 04, 2007 3:20 PM

    I hadn't thought of them as a food company.  [ send green star]
     
     January 07, 2007 3:04 PM

    Well, its not their focus.  However, whenever the topic of "bad" companies comes up, MallWart is the firt thing that comes to my mind...  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
     
     January 07, 2007 3:12 PM

    The extra large Super Wal-Marts always have groceries and their membership division, Sam's Club always has food.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
     
    anonymous  January 07, 2007 3:49 PM

    I agree with scb as my main concern is where the foods originate.  So my vote for worst food company would be Monsanto.

    Around 70% of all GMO crops come from Monsanto technology, they own about a dozen subsidiary companies supplying a variety of GMO seeds.  They produce the Roundup ready GMO seed line for corn, soybeans and cotton as well as Roundup herbicide.  They produce PCB's, Agent Orange and the notorious rBGH (recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone).

    Something like 80% of all processed foods containing corn, soybeans or wheat (including corn oil, high fructose corn syrup, soybean oil, etc.) are from GMO crops and that includes almost all soda and juice flavored drinks that contain high fructose corn syrup.

    A Monsanto subsidiary, Agracetus, is developing GMO pharmaceutical crops.

    Unless you're eating ALL organic foods and never eat at a restaurant, chances are that a good portion of the foods you eat originate in some fashion with Monsanto's GMO frankenfoods.

    Purchase bio-regionally and support your local farmer.

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    anonymous  January 07, 2007 3:52 PM

    As far as the list of nominees go, I'd have to vote for McDonalds as the worst food company with KFC a close second barely nosing out Coca-Cola.  That's my win-place-show trifecta.  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
     
     January 07, 2007 3:56 PM

    I don't think it would hurt to add extra nominations as we go.

    Solrey's vote:

    Monsanto
    Maccas
    KFC
    Coke

    Just put it in that format for you so it doesn't get missed the next time I count the votes.

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    anonymous hmm.. January 16, 2007 4:10 PM

    Humanity in its chaotic abundance

    Government and those that swarm to its ideals ( lack there of )

    Religious Lies and Wars

    Meat Eaters

    Corporations

    Global Domination by Aggressive Men


    what u think?

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     January 16, 2007 8:59 PM

    I do not see a problem with omnivores.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
     
     July 08, 2009 7:45 AM

    Tyson chicken

    KFC

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     July 19, 2009 4:44 PM

    The worst "food companies" are not the retailers but more the heavily subsidized mega suppliers of corn, soy, and meat.

    1) Monsatano--I mean, Monsanto, for coming very close to a global corn monopoly via patented GM seeds.

    2,3,4) Cargill, Archer Daniels Midland, ConAgra

    5,6) Tyson, Perdue

    7) Nestle (worst offender in mined & bottled water)

    8,9,10 etc.) Other retailers like McDonald's who purchase from 1-7.

    It's super depressing to even consider how dangerous and unsustainable food has become. 

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     September 26, 2009 5:17 AM

    MONSANTO

    McDonalds

    MONSANTO

    KFC

    MONSANTO

    Heinz

    Coca-Cola


    Nestle



    (Yes I  KNOW I've put Monsanto 1st,3rd and 5th - They pollute the food chain all the way down)
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