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Boycott Annie's Homegrown for Selling Out to General Mills

Green Lifestyle  (tags: GMO, GMO labelling, food, homegrown, GMOs, General Mills, Annie's )

- 1753 days ago -
General Mills announced it will buy Annie's Homegrown in a deal worth $820 million Tell Annie's CEO that you're boycotting Annie's until General Mills pulls out of the Grocery Manufacturers Association and supports state GMO labeling laws.


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Julie P (54)
Sunday September 28, 2014, 10:09 am
Text of the petition to Annie's CEO, John Foraker:

"Dear Mr. Foraker,

I am disappointed that Annie’s has sold out to a company like General Mills.

General Mills has so far spent $2.1 million to defeat GMO labeling initiatives, in California and Washington State. The company is a member of the Grocery Manufacturers which also has spent millions to defeat GMO labeling laws, has joined other groups to sue the state of Vermont to overturn the mandatory labeling law passed there earlier this year, and helped draft the bill, sponsored by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan), that would deny states the right to pass mandatory GMO labeling laws and make it legal to label foods containing GMOs as “natural.”

General Mills shareholders recently overwhelmingly rejected a shareholder’s resolution to remove GMO ingredients from the company’s products. While the company says it supports a uniform federal approach to GMO labeling, what it really supports is a “voluntary” scheme that would preempt states’ rights to pass labeling laws.

As a conscious consumer, I can no longer purchase Annie’s Homegrown products. If Annie’s wants to match its parent company’s donations against GMO labeling, by contributing an equal amount to support labeling initiatives in Oregon and Colorado, and if General Mills agrees to pull out of the GMA and publicly support state and federal mandatory GMO labeling laws, I may reconsider.

Until then, I will not be buying anything under the Annie’s brand.


Slava R (1311)
Sunday September 28, 2014, 10:11 am
done t.y Julie

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 28, 2014, 10:18 am
Gladly signed-thx Jukie

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 28, 2014, 10:55 am
Noted and Signed.
Thank you Julie

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 28, 2014, 11:09 am
So long as General Mills maintains Annie's Homegrown brand as it has been, both GMO and organic, then it would seem counter-productive to penalize the brand. By hurting sales, you may be sending the message to General Mills that you would prefer that they kill the brand altogether. It would be much better to petition General Mills and demand that they guarantee that Annies stays both Non-GMO and organic. That way it makes the point that you're making and it shows General Mills that people care about the Annie's brand and would for it to continue as it always has.

I, of course, will continue to eat Kraft.

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 28, 2014, 11:10 am
Correction---So long as General Mills maintains Annie's Homegrown brand as it has been, both NON-GMO and organic...

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 28, 2014, 11:12 am
>General Mills shareholders recently overwhelmingly rejected a shareholder’s resolution to remove GMO ingredients from the company’s products
The shareholders apparently know something that anti-GMOers do not: 2000+ credible scientific studies have repeatedly demonstrated over the last twenty five years that GMOs are safe.

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Sunday September 28, 2014, 12:57 pm
Signed & Noted, Thank you

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Sunday September 28, 2014, 2:46 pm
S&N, Thanks

Animae C (508)
Sunday September 28, 2014, 4:54 pm

T.Y. Julie

Robert O (12)
Monday September 29, 2014, 12:21 am
Thank you! Now, please help us spread the word by sending a message to your friends!

Ismail Al ahmad (169)
Monday September 29, 2014, 9:33 am
Noted and Signed, Thank you Julie

Ruth R (246)
Monday September 29, 2014, 12:07 pm
"Boycott Annie’s Homegrown and the Rest of the General Mills-Owned ‘Traitor’ Brands!

Thank you! Now, please help us spread the word by sending a message to your friends!

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Birgit W (160)
Monday September 29, 2014, 1:12 pm

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday September 29, 2014, 1:24 pm
Signed & noted. Thank you, Julie.

Nelson Baker (0)
Monday September 29, 2014, 4:41 pm
Signed and noted.

Christine S (134)
Monday September 29, 2014, 6:23 pm

Colleen L (3)
Monday September 29, 2014, 8:40 pm
Petition signed. Thanks Julie

Kyle N (1)
Monday September 29, 2014, 10:13 pm
Like any product, if there is not enough sales for it, it doesn't turn a profit it gets dropped. If you do truly support Annie's homegrown you will buy it as you did before. Before Annie's products were limited for distribution, so this could swing that pendulum either way depending on sales. It's your choice.

Karen Remnant (73)
Tuesday September 30, 2014, 2:45 pm
Noted, thank you

Joanne D (37)
Tuesday September 30, 2014, 3:21 pm
I've bought Annie's Homegrown a couple of times, years ago, but they use too much wheat and soy, to which I am allergic, and frankly, I never found them tasty. So - I won't be buying - though it won't exactly be a boycott either.

marie T (163)
Tuesday September 30, 2014, 6:26 pm
Noted never heard of them

Michael Hernandez (1)
Friday November 28, 2014, 1:28 pm
Signed and noted

Miriam AWAY Site issues (61)
Wednesday December 10, 2014, 2:08 pm
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