Friday, May 24, 2013
Who Own Organics VERY IMPORTANT
Who Owns Organics?
The Cornucopia Institute acts as an organic industry watchdog—a governmental and corporate watchdog. But that does not mean that we are anti-corporate. Large enterprises like Eden Foods and Nature's Path are proving you can do hundreds of millions of dollars in business without betraying the values that the organic movement was founded upon.
However, all too often giant corporations like Dean Foods (Horizon/Silk), General Mills (Cascadian Farms/Muir Glen), Smuckers (R.W. Knudsen/Santa Cruz), and their trade-lobby group, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) have supported adding gimmicky or risky synthetics to organic foods, giant factory farming, and imports from China and other questionable sources. Many of these corporations also stood with Monsanto and the biotechnology lobby, funding the misinformation campaign that scuttled Prop 37, the GMO labeling legislation defeated in California last fall.
Please use the organic brand scorecards on our website to help reward the true heroes, protect and reward your family with authentic organic food, and send the corporate bad-actors a serious message: www.cornucopia.org.
Click on this link for a version you can enlarge of the Who Owns Organic infographic below.
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