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. 

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Letter 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)
and 14 others
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)
I am urging your company to stop contributing money to campaigns against the labeling of GMOs. You offer a broad range of brands, and you say that your company supports consumer choice. Please stop trying to keep us in the dark about GMOs, and issue a public statement that Coca-Cola will no longer contribute to anti-labeling efforts.

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