Payback Time! Boycott the Brands that Helped Kill Prop 37…


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From RONNIE CUMMINS
Director Organic Consumers Association

TAKE ACTION: Join the Boycott!

They stomped on our right to know. Now it’s time to get even.

The OCA is calling on all consumers to boycott these 10 organic and natural traitor brands:

• PepsiCo (Donated $2.5M): Naked Juice, Tostito’s Organic, Tropicana Organic • Kraft (Donated $2M): Boca Burgers and Back to NatureSafeway (Member of Grocery Manufacturers Association, which donated $2M): “O” Organics • Coca-Cola (Donated $1.7M): Honest Tea, Odwalla • General Mills (Donated $1.2M): Muir Glen, Cascadian Farm, Larabar • Con-Agra (Donated $1.2M): Orville Redenbacher’s Organic, Hunt’s Organic, Lightlife, AlexiaKellogg’s (Donated $791k): Kashi, Bear Naked, Morningstar Farms, Gardenburger  • Smuckers (Donated $555k): R.W. Knudsen, Santa Cruz Organic • Unilever (Donated $467k): Ben & Jerry’s • Dean Foods (Donated $254k): Horizon, Silk, White Wave

Prop 37, the California Right to Know GMO labeling initiative, was narrowly defeated thanks to a relentless, deceitful $46-million advertising blitz. Among the largest bankrollers of the NO on 37 campaign were huge multinational food and beverage companies whose subsidiaries make billions  selling some of your favorite organic and “natural” brands.

It’s time to boycott the companies whose dirty money confused and scared millions of California voters into voting No on Prop 37.  It’s time to plaster their facebook pages with this message: We won’t support you until you support us. It’s time to call their consumer hotlines, complain to their store managers. It’s time to tarnish their holy organic and natural images, to expose their hypocrisy and greed.

It’s time to raise a little hell.

Tell these companies that if they want your loyalty – and your grocery dollars –  they must do two things:

1.  Speak out publicly in favor of the pending GMO Labeling Ballot Initiative (I-522) in Washington State in 2013, as well as the pending GMO labeling bills coming up in Vermont and other states.

2. Contribute as much or more money to the Yes on I-522 Campaign in Washington than their parent corporations spent to defeat Prop 37.

Prop 37 was narrowly defeated, by dirty money and dirty tricks. But it spawned a huge, national consumer movement that is fired up and more determined than ever to fight this battle until we win the right to know if our food has been genetically modified.  We’re already collecting signatures in Washington State, talking to legislators in Vermont and Connecticut. A 30-state coalition is formulating a plan to collaborate on GMO-labeling laws and initiatives.

You are a part of this movement, and today we’re calling on you, on the millions of consumers who were outraged by the NO on 37’s dirty campaign, to send a clear message to the traitor brands who helped kill Prop 37, in the only language they understand: lost profits and lower sales.

TAKE ACTION: Join the Boycott!

Download your wallet-sized boycott guide.

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See which organic brands helped defeat Prop 37

See a comprehensive list of all the food brands that help…
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One Comment

In 2004 Mendocino County banned the outright growing of GMO’s.

Now we are being told by our government that we the people were soundly defeated in California just to get a label on a box to know what is inside of what we feed to ourselves and our children.

While the many, many polls (see below) clearly show that well over 80% of the people in the country were hugely in favor of GMO labeling. (Who wouldn’t be?) WTF? What Happened?

If this country/state/county was truly moving to protect the health and well being of we the people, and their children, and our soil, we would be progressing from 2004 to an all out ban, completely and forever, all GMO’s. Nano Foods, Cloned Meat, Irradiation, High Fruitcose Corn Syrup (HFCS), Aspartame, Chemical Additives & Dyes, et. al. in ANY foods sold anywhere.

Yet we are formed,couched and boxed into only a discussion, and then ‘vote’, about if we get to know if GMO’s are involved in the food we eat. Now we are told by the organic movement leaders to vote by not buying from so and so and so, then what?

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Less than 2% of the jobs in this country is to farming food. Less than 4% of that 2% are organic farmers. In 1900 44% of this country were farmers and 22% of income was spent on organic food.

Now the average citizen spends between 7-13% of income on synthetic foods and over 1 in 5 children are diabetic as a result of the synthetic proteins in our foods. As food prices continue to climb and wages decline, more are forced to buy unlabeled frankenfoods, which drives up the GDP benefiting Big Medical and the fast food industries and the banksters.

As the many, many polls below so well document, Prop 37 should of passed with a huge percentage in favor, yet no one, including Mr. Cummings, is calling total b.s. on the ‘election’ process itself. The sad fact is the election process is rigged by Big Food, et. al, to always win, yet even the alternative media refuse to accept this reality.

In addition, why did co-CEO Walter Robb wait until the last days before the election to make his low-key, cosmetic media appearances? Most important, why did Whole Foods make only one donation of $25,000 just four days before Election Day? That was an insult, a scroogely token from a global corporation with $17 billion of capitalization.

Real support from Whole Foods from the start would have elevated public awareness. Instead, Whole Foods bowed down, allowing GMO corporations to rule the airwaves, to poison the well of public consciousness. Whole Foods’ leaders failed the causes of transparency, accountability and liberty they profess.

So if we really want change we all must begin to grow our own and/or support the local organic farmers where live so we can have affordable local known choices.

This will also mean that we devout more of our disposable incomes on real foods, yet we will not need or care about labeling because we will intimately know our food sources.

We can then take the substantial money most pay into the illhealthcare system because we are now practicing preventative care. We can then spend our precious dollars on real food since our families won’t be getting as sick, while preserving precious soil for future generations to grow and benefit.

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Polls on GMO Labeling

http://gefoodlabels.org/gmo-labeling/polls-on-gmo-labeling/

MSNBC, 2/25/11
Do you believe genetically modified foods should be labeled?

Yes – 96% of over 45,000
voters believe genetically modified foods should be labeled

http://health.newsvine.com/_question/2011/02/25/6131050-do-you-believe-genetically-modified-foods-should-be-labeled

Reuters / NPR, 10/10
Poll conducted by Thompson Reuters and National Public Radio finds 93% of
Americans believe all GE foods should be labeled as such; only 35% willing to
eat GE fish
View Poll

Washington Post, 9/17/10
Should genetically-modified food be labeled?
Yes – 95%

http://views.washingtonpost.com/post-user-polls/2010/09/should-genetically-modified-food-be-labeled.html

KSTP – St. Paul/Minneapolis, 9/21/10
Should Genetically Modified Salmon Carry a Different Label?
Yes, Should be labeled as genetically modified fish – 95%

http://kstp.com/news/stories/S1754678.shtml?cat=1

Consumer Reports, 11/11/08
2008 Food Labeling Poll found that 95 percent of respondents said they thought
food from genetically engineered animals should be labeled, and 78 percent
strongly agreed with this.

http://www.greenerchoices.org/pdf/foodpoll2008.pdf

ABC News,
6/19/01
An ABC News poll found that 93% of the American public wants the federal government to require mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods.

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=97567&page=1

Older Polls:

* 90% of Americans said foods created through genetic engineering processes should have special labels on them (Rutgers University’ Food Policy Institute study, November 2001)

* 90% of American farmers support labels on biotech products if they are scientifically different from conventional foods and 61% support labels on
biotech products even if not scientifically different. (Farm Foundation/Kansas State University, survey of farms throughout the U.S., September 2001).

* 75% of Americans say it is important to them to know whether a food product contains genetically modified ingredients. (Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology poll, March 2001).
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