Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Let's boycott "natural" food companies who fight GMO labeling

... And support those who believe in the right to know if it's GMO!

by The Canary Party, August 20, 2012

This is the ultimate betrayal. A number of companies that we’ve all come to rely on for their organic and “natural” foods are in fact owned by “Big Food” companies that are spending millions of dollars on a disinformation campaign to defeat a bill that simply says we have a right to know which foods contain GMO’s (genetically modified organisms). The California bill is known as proposition 37, and its victory (or defeat) is sure to influence GMO food labeling in the other 49 states. This is an important and historic bill for everyone who believes they have a right to know if the DNA in the food they eat contains genes from foreign species (including viruses and bacteria).

Whether you rely on Muir Glen organic tomatoes for your spaghetti sauce, Cascadian Farms’ organic frozen fruit for your smoothies or Knudsen for your organic juice, you may want to rewrite your shopping list. The Canary Party joins Natural News in supporting a global boycott of the following brands (scroll down for e-mail forms):

• Kashi (owned by Kellogg, which has contributed $612,000 to defeat Proposition 37) - Kashi cereals contain GMOs!

• Silk soymilk (owned by the nation's largest dairy, Dean Foods, which has contributed $253,000 to the effort to kill Proposition 37)

• Larabar (owned by General Mills, which has contributed $520,000 to defeat proposition 37)

• R.W. Knudsen juices (owned by Smucker, which has contributed $387,000 to defeat proposition 37)

• Santa Cruz Organic apple sauce, juices (also owned by Smucker, which has contributed $387,000 to defeat proposition 37)

• Cascadian Farm frozen produce (owned by General Mills, which has contributed $520,000 to defeat proposition 37)

• Muir Glen (also owned by General Mills, which has contributed $520,000 to defeat proposition 37)

Please let the companies whose products you’ve bought know why you’re boycotting them now. These feedback forms make it easy:

Kashi: http://www.kashi.com/meet_us/email
Silk: http://silksoymilk.com/content/contact-us
Larabar: http://www.larabar.com/connect/feedback
RW Knudsen: https://www.rwknudsenfamily.com/contact
Santa Cruz Organic: https://www.santacruzorganic.com/contact
Cascadian Farm: http://tinyurl.com/9udyya9
Muir Glen: http://tinyurl.com/8r3gs3k

Learn more about why the GMO industry doesn’t want you to know what you’re eating here:

And who are the good guys who are putting their businesses and money on the line to bring GMO labeling to California? Who are the ag and chemical giants funding the fight against having to tell people what they are eating? Check out the KCET report on who is funding each side of the Prop 37 war.


Victory is within our reach. Corporations know that if California Labels their products, Californians will stop buying them, and that will begin the rapid removal of GMOs from the market across the country, and then the world. Because it won't be a profitable business model any more. Let's help hurry that process along by buying from those who make and sell clean food.

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