Coca-Cola: Stop funding anti GMO labeling campaigns

The public has learned that Coca-Cola secretly contributed more than $1.5 million to campaign against the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). In addition to its soft drinks, the company owns many brands marketed as healthier alternatives, including Honest Tea, Powerade, Odwalla, Vitamin Water and Simply Orange. Coca-Cola’s CEO, Muhtar Kent, says, “We have provided a tremendous amount of choice to people.” But when it comes to your right to know how your food was produced, Coca-Cola has joined biotech giant Monsanto in trying to keep you in the dark.

In late October 2013, Coca-Cola was discovered to have made more than $1.5 million in secret contributions to the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA). This money went directly to the GMA’s fight against labeling of GMOs in Washington State. The Washington state Attorney General says that the GMA violated the state’s campaign disclosure laws when it bundled more than $11 million for the anti-labeling fight, while shielding the identities of the companies, led by Coca-Cola, who were donating that money.

Many companies, including Dole Food Company, and Mars, Inc., have responded to consumer pressure and stopped giving money to fight GMO labeling. We are calling on Coca-Cola to join them.

While sales of Coca-Cola’s carbonated soft drinks have recently been dropping, the company’s financial future is increasingly tied to the brands it markets as healthier, including Honest Tea, Powerade, Odwalla, Vitamin Water and Simply Orange. It’s time for company policy to respond to its customer's growing level of health consciousness and demand for consumer choice.

Join us and sign our petition urging Coca-Cola to stop funding efforts to block the labeling of GMOs. 

For more information, visit www.cokeboycott.com.

This petition will be delivered to:
  • CEO, The Coca-Cola Company
    Muhtar Kent
  • The Coca-Cola Company
    Sharon Bevis-Hoover (The Coca-Cola Company)
  • The Coca-Cola Company
    Brian Wynne (The Coca-Cola Company)
  • The Coca-Cola Company
    Juliana Morais (The Coca-Cola Company)
  • The Coca-Cola Company
    Quinton Martin
  • The Coca-Cola Company
    Ashley Schmidt
  • The Coca-Cola Company
    Irma Shrivastava
  • The Coca-Cola Company
    Heather Trotter
  • The Coca-Cola Company
    Michael Willeke
  • The Coca-Cola Company
    Richard Hood
  • The Coca-Cola Company
    Kevin Morris
  • The Coca-Cola Company
    Lauren Steele
  • Office of External Relations, The Coca-Cola Company
    Dorothée de Montgolfier
  • Director of External Relations, The Coca-Cola Company
    Ros Hunt
  • The Coca-Cola Company
    Ethics and Compliance Office
  • The Coca-Cola Company
    Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Department
  • The Coca-Cola Company
    Mark Rampolla (The Coca-Cola Company)


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