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Petitioning Chairman Michael Treschow and 21 others

Stop Bullying Sustainable Food Companies

Hampton Creek is a startup food technology company striving to solve some of the world's biggest problems. It's using plants to create products to help ensure food security to feed starving people, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve the healthfulness of foods, and end the cruel treatment of animals.

Unilever, a UK-based 60 billion dollar multinational corporation, filed a lawsuit confessing that Hampton Creek is taking away market share from a couple of its products: Hellmann's and Best Foods. Thus, as Unilever admits, it's attempting to rely on an archaic standard of identity regulation that was created before World War II to mandate that Hampton Creek removes its products from store shelves.

Unilever is not only contributing to these problems by using inhumane, unsustainable, and unhealthy ingredients, but rather than solving important global issues, is trying to prevent others from doing so.   As an example, even purchasing just one jar of Hampton Creek's "Just Mayo" instead of Best Foods/Hellmann's saves land and water usage, reduces CO2 emissions, eliminates hundreds of milligrams of cholesterol.

When a 60 billion dollar company flexes its muscles to prevent a good-for-the-world startup company from succeeding, there are only two words for that: corporate bullying.

Please ask Unilever to focus more on creating a better world rather than preventing others from trying to do so.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Chairman
    Michael Treschow
  • Board member
    Mary Ma
  • Board member
    Sir Malcolm Rifkind
  • Group Secretary
    Tonia Lovell
  • Board member
    Laura Cha
  • Board member
    Charles Golden
  • Board member
    Kees Strom
  • Board member
    Louise Fresco
  • Board member
    John Rishton
  • Board member
    Hixonia Nyasulu
  • Board member
    Byron Grote
  • Board member
    Ann Fudge
  • Unilever
  • Unilever
  • Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
    Keith Weed
  • Chief Executive Officer
    Paul Polman
  • Global Senior Vice President Marketing
    Marc Mathieu
  • Global Chief Information Officer
    Jane Moran
  • Chief Operation Officer
    Harish Manawi
  • Chief Legal Officer
    Ritva Sotamaa
  • President, North America
    Kees Kryuthoff
  • Board member
    Jean-Marc Huet

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