Boycott ‘Healthy’ Brands That Oppose Genetically Modified Organism Labeling

Target: Horizon, Silk, R.W. Knudsen, Santa Cruz Organic and Kashi food products

Goal: Boycott hypocritical ‘healthy’ brands that oppose proper labeling of genetically engineered food products.

California is considering a ballot initiative (Prop. 37) that would require food producers to accurately label products that contain genetically modified organisms (GMO’s). However, the Big Ag industry has brought out the big guns in order to kill this common sense requirement. Massive food corporations including Monsanto, Pepsico, Nestle, Coca-Cola, General Mills, Kellogg, Hershey, and many more, have all made major donations in an attempt to kill the GMO labeling requirement. This is not surprising, given that these major corporations make tons of money selling genetically modified food products.

What is much more shocking is that the makers of organic and health brands, such as Horizon, Silk, R.W. Knudsen, Santa Cruz Organic, and Kashi have also opposed the GMO labeling requirement. These brands, which market themselves as being organic, natural, and generally more healthy for the consumer, have circled the wagons in an effort to protect their right to secretly insert genetically modified organisms into the food they sell consumers.

However, the makers of these “health food” brands cannot have it both ways. If they area going to oppose efforts to require truth in labeling of their foods, then we are going to stop buying those foods. Until the makers of Horizon, Silk, R.W. Knudsen, Santa Cruz Organic, and Kashi branded products stop opposing efforts to accurately label GMO’s in food, we the undersigned, hereby pledge to stop buying their products.

Dear makers of Horizon, Silk, R.W. Knudsen, Santa Cruz Organic, and Kashi products,

It has come to my attention that you are actively opposing efforts in California to require genetically engineered foods to be accurately labeled. You have joined forces with Big Ag companies such as Monsanto, Pepsico, Nestle, and Coca-Cola in supporting the “defeat Proposition 37″ campaign. To date, the “No on Prop. 37″ campaign has raised over 32 million dollars. That is in comparison to the “Yes on Prop. 37″ campaign, which has raised less than 4 million dollars total.

In the past I have purchased your organic, natural, and health products because I believed they were safer alternatives to the main stream food brands. However, if you are so scared that I find out what is actually in your products that you will spend money to ensure you don’t have to properly label them, I no longer feel comfortable consuming those products.

Furthermore, your hypocrisy and greed is much more transparent than the labels you are fighting to ban. As long as you continue to oppose efforts to accurately label genetically engineered food, I will continue to boycott your products.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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  1. It disgusts me that these companies are fighting legislation that is meant to illuminate the use of GMOs in the food we feed our families and our children. the Horizon milk I feed my kid has pictures of farmers and families on it – not test tubes and lab coats. Shame on these companies and I will actively seek to purchase alternative products – goodbye Horizon goodbye Cascadian Farms

    • Jordan Williamson says:

      I agree 1000%

      This is infuriating. I love this quote in our boycott letter:

      “your hypocrisy and greed is much more transparent than the labels you are fighting to ban.”

      Amen!

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