California Proposition 37, which would have required GMO labeling, failed by a narrow margin, yet an overwhelming majority of Americans wants foods containing genetically modified ingredients labeled. Proposition 37 had plenty of support until corporations with special interest in hiding GMOs from customers poured millions of dollars into a campaign against GMO labeling.
While we cannot be sure if the food we buy is GMO-free, we can support or boycott companies based on their stance on GMO-labeling. Boycotting sends a strong message that we will not stand idly by and that we will continue the struggle for our right to know what is in our food.
Sadly some companies that make natural or even organic foods are no longer independent but owned by corporations that don't want us to be informed.
owned by Pepsico:
owned by Coco Cola:
owned by Conagra:
owned by Kellogg:
Morning Star Farms
owned by General Mills:
owned by Smucker:
Santa Cruz Organic
owned by Dean Foods:
While these companies sometimes still present a better choice than other food companies, let's direct our dollars to independent companies, and especially those that strongly support GMO-labeling:
So next time we have a choice between a product by an anti-labeling company (like Horizon Organic) and a pro-labeling company (like Organic Valley), let us vote with our money and spread the word!