Recently, I was motivated and prompted to initiate some research regarding large (and small) corporations making extreme efforts to
resist GMO labeling. Honestly, as I have made it a mission within my life to ensure that I am aware of the ever-growing GMO crisis, I was NOT surprised to see that this list has grown. However, I did unfortunately stumble upon some serious news I found necessary to share.
Myth #1: Organic foods are grown, manufactured and/or produced by small and large companies that do NOT use GMOs.
Myth #2: Corporations that support genetic modification (GMO) of food are NOT in the business of growing, manufacturing and/or producing Organic foods.
Myth #3: If a corporation has business in Organic foods, they are NOT lobbying to have GMOs hidden.
USDA Organic labeled foods are NOT 100% Organic, allowing small and large corporations to “bypass” ethics and grow, manufacture and/or produce foods that can have <10% genetically modified ingredients and still be considered “Organic.”
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Organic (and some
Natural) food brands owned by Big Corporations:
Coca-Cola – Honest Tea, Odwalla, Simply Orange.
Cadbury – Green & Black’s Chocolate, Nantucket Nectars.
ConAgra – Alexia, Hunt’s Organic, Lightlife (vegetarian and vegan meat substitutes like Smart Deli), Orville Redenbacher’s Organic.
General Mills – Cascadian Farms, Cheerios, Food Should Taste Good, Larabar, Muir Glen, Nature Valley.
Groupe Danone – Stonyfield Farm.
Hershey’s – Dagoba Chocolate.
Hain-Celestial – (partially owned by Heinz) Arrowhead Mills, Bearitos, Breadshop Cereals, Casbah, Celestial Seasonings, DeBoles Pasta, Earth’s Best, Ethnic Gourmet, Garden of Eatin’, Gluten Free, Greek God’s, Hain Pure, Health Valley, Imagine Soups, Linda McCartney, Maranatha nut butters, Mountain Sun Juices, Nile Spice Soup, Rice Dream, Sensible Portions, ShariAnn’s, Soy Dream, Terra Chips, TofuTown, Walnut Acres, Westbrae Natural, WestSoy, Yves Meatless.
JM Smucker – After the Fall, R.W. Knudsen, Santa Cruz Organic.
Kellogg – Bear Naked, Gardenburger, Kashi, Morningstar Farms, Natural Touch, Wholesome & Hearty. (Kashi cereals contain GMOs!) Kellogs uses genetically engineered sugar beets in its non-organic cereals.
Kraft – Boca, Back to Nature.
Mars/M&M – Seeds of Change
Nestle – Tribe Mediterranean Foods
Pepsi – Dole, Harvest Crunch, Izze, Naked Juice, Ocean Spray, Tazo, Tostito’s Organic, Tropicana.
Rich’s – Fresh Meadow
Unilever – Ben & Jerry’s, Knorr, Salada
Clorox – Burt’s Bees.
Colgate-Palmolive – Tom’s of Maine.
Hain Celestial – Alba Botanica, Avalon Organics, Jason, Orjene, Queen Helene, Zia.
Anhueser Busch – Stone Mill and Wild Hop.