Companies and organizations who do not think consumers deserve to know what’s in food

Yesterday I wrote about some basics of Proposition 37, the California statewide ballot measure to ensure labeling of genetically engineered foods. Today I thought we’d look at the companies and organizations against Prop 37 – in other words, companies and organizations who DO NOT think consumers deserve the right to know what’s in their food.

There are plenty of debates ongoing about Prop 37, but what it all comes down to for me, is that consumers should be allowed to know what is in the food they buy. If foods are labeled as genetically engineered you get the choice to eat them or not. That’s real consumer choice. We shouldn’t leave it up to companies.

Still, many companies do not support Prop 37. The No on Prop 37 side seems to believe the following about U.S. consumers…

  • We’re too stupid to understand labels.
  • We should be perfectly happy with unlabeled mystery food.
  • Food labeled as containing GMOs will only confuse us.
  • It’s none of our business what’s in our food. We should just shut up and eat it.
  • Consumers do not deserve the right to know what’s in food.

Below are just some of the companies who are against labeling GMO food and who DO NOT think you deserve to know what’s in your food…

  • Monsanto Company
  • E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co
  • Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA)
  • CropLife America
  • Payless Foods
  • American Bakers Association
  • American Beverage Association
  • American Frozen Food Institute
  • Frozen Potato Products Institute
  • National Frozen Foods Corporation
  • National Frozen Pizza Institute
  • Pet Food Institute
  • Ruiz Foods
  • The Shelf-Stable Food Processors Association
  • California League of Food Processors
  • California Independent Grocers Association
  • California Grocers Association
  • California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance
  • California Small Business Association
  • California Chamber of Commerce
  • California Retailers Association
  • Fresno County Farm Bureau
  • Independent Professional Seed Association
  • National Aquaculture Association
  • National Corn Growers Association
  • National Grain and Feed Association
  • National Institute for Animal Agriculture
  • Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce
  • United States Latino American Chamber of Commerce
  • Pacific Egg and Poultry Association
  • Pacific Seed Association
  • Sacramento County Farm Bureau
  • San Diego County Farm Bureau
  • San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation
  • Southern California Agricultural Land Foundation
  • United Egg Producers
  • Western Agricultural Processors Association
  • Western Plant Health Association

See a huge list of organizations who don’t want GE food labeled.

Who has given money to No on Prop 37? 

The following companies not only think consumers don’t deserve food labeling but they’ve also contributed plenty of funds to make sure you’ll never find out which foods contain genetically modified ingredients. This list is VERY important. If you support labeling of genetically modified foods, do not buy products from the companies below. Also take a closer look at some of the companies owned by these companies – some, though they seem in line with consumer knowledge, do not support proper GMO food labeling.

  • Abbott Nutrition
  • B&G Foods, Inc.
  • BASF Plant Science
  • Bayer CropScience
  • Bimbo Bakeries USA
  • Bristol Farms
  • Bruce Foods Corporation
  • Bumble Bee Foods, LLC
  • Bunge North America, Inc.
  • C. H. Guenther & Son, Inc.
  • Campbell Soup Company
  • Cargill, Inc.
  • Clement Pappas & Company, Inc.
  • Clorox Company
  • Coca-Cola North America – also owns Odwalla, Honest Tea
  • ConAgra Foods – Lightlife
  • Council for Biotechnology Information
  • CropLife America
  • Dean Foods – owns Horizon Organics
  • Dole Packaged Foods Company
  • Dow AgroSciences LLC
  • E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co.
  • El Super
  • Faribault Foods, Inc.
  • Flowers Foods, Inc.
  • Four K Farms
  • General Mills, Inc. – owns Cascadian Farms, Muir Glen
  • Goya de Puerto Rico, Inc.
  • Goya Foods Great Lakes
  • Grocery Manufacturers Association – Safeway, Starbucks and Target are members
  • H.J. Heinz Company- owns Earth’s Best, Healthy Valley, Arrowhead Mills, Spectrum Organics
  • Hero North America
  • Hershey Company – owns Dagoba
  • Hillshire Brands Company
  • Hirzel Canning Company
  • Holiday Grocers
  • Hormel Foods Corporation
  • House-Autry Mills, Inc.
  • Idahoan Foods, LLC
  • Inventure Foods, Inc.
  • JMR Farms, Inc.
  • Kellogg Company – owns Bear Naked, Gardenburger, Kashi, Morning Star
  • Knouse Foods Cooperative, Inc.
  • Kraft Food Group – owns Boca, Back to Nature
  • Kraft Foods Global, Inc.
  • Land O’Lakes, Inc.
  • McCain Foods USA, Inc.
  • McCormick & Company, Inc.
  • Mead Johnson Nutrition Company
  • Mondelez International
  • Monsanto Company
  • Moody Dunbar, Inc.
  • Nestle USA, Inc.
  • Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.
  • PCS Administration (USA) Inc. (Also Known As “PotashCorp”) PAC (Out of State PAC)
  • PepsiCo, Inc. – owns Naked Juice
  • Pinnacle Foods Group LLC
  • Reily Foods Company
  • Rich Products Corporation
  • Richelieu Foods, Inc.
  • Sara Lee Corporation
  • Saticoy Foods Corporation
  • Smithfield Foods, Inc.
  • Snack Food Association
  • Solae, LLC
  • Sunny Delight Beverages Company
  • Syngenta Corporation
  • The J.M. Smucker Company
  • Tree Top, Inc.
  • Tri-Cal Inc.
  • Unilever
  • Welch Foods, Inc.

Check out this cool infographic below for more companies who do and don’t support Prop 37…

Here’s another infographic.

What you can do…

GMO infographic via Cornucopia

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