Coca-Cola switched to using High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) instead of sugar in the U.S. and Canada in 1984 because it was far cheaper for them. HFCS comes from genetically modified corn (GM Corn). Please help us to convince Coca-Cola to delete GMOs from their products!
Coca Cola and HFCS:
Coca-Cola switched to using HFCS instead of sugar in the U.S. and Canada in 1984 because it was far cheaper for them. However, they still use sugar in other nations where GMOs are either banned or labelled.
Coca-Cola's Board and GMOs:
Coca-Cola recently announced that it won't bow to pressure from some of its shareholders to avoid the use of sweeteners made from genetically engineered crops, nor will it label its products as “biotech” or “non-biotech”.
In its 2011 annual report to stockholders, the company notes a proposal on behalf of a group of shareholders asking that it adopt a policy to phase out the use of GMO products and provide an interim step of labelling and identifying products containing such ingredients.
“We recognize the views of those who oppose genetic engineering in agriculture,” Coca-Cola's board of directors noted, “and we respect their right to those views. We are continually monitoring this field ourselves. However, with respect to this specific proposal, we can assure our shareowners that the new crop varieties at issue here do not alter the safety or quality of our products in any way.”
Coca-Cola Donation to Anti-GMO Labelling Campaign:
Coca-Cola North America has recently given a donation of $1,103,191 to try to stop foodstuffs which contain GMOs from being labelled in the USA.
Who started this petition: