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Saturday Slam #1

The weekly spotlight of the Saturday Slam shines upon PepsiCo and their $2.145,400 dollar donation behind the ‘NO’ campaign on Proposition 37, the California Right to Know initiative to label genetically modified organisms. PepsiCo was the third largest donator, behind chemical companies Monsanto Dupont.

PepsiCo

At farmersdotter we believe the best way to effect change is to vote with your wallet. Sign as many petitions as you can but real and substantial change only occurs when you change somebody’s bottom line. Take away or add to their profits and you will get noticed.

Among farmers and folks who care about where their food comes from there is a boycott brewing against PepsiCo and everything PepsiCo. If you are concerned about the labeling practices of PepsiCo and companies like them than consider a personal boycott.

PepsiCo companies that should register a genetically modified blip on your radar are: Pepsi-Cola Brands, Frito Lay Canada, Tropicana, Quaker, and Gatorade.

The full shopping list of farmersdotter boycotted companies owned by pepsiCo:

Shopping List
Shopping List
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Saturday Slam #1

This week a look see at supporters and opponents to California’s Prop 37. Amazing the number self confessed green companies that are ‘owned’. If in doubt buy local, eat local and vote with your wallet. The information below is cited from KCET

Supporters in favour of genetically engineered foods and food products be labeled in California:

MERCOLA.COM HEALTH RESOURCES LLC
ORGANIC CONSUMERS FUND
KENT WHEALY
NATURE’S PATH FOODS U.S.A. INC. FINE NATURAL FOOD PRODUCTS
THE STILLONGER TRUST, MARK SQUIRE TRUSTEE
DR. BRONNER’S MAGIC SOAPS (AND ALL-ONE-GOD-FAITH INC.)
WEHAH FARM, INC., DBA LUNDBERG FAMILY FARMS
GFA BRANDS – GREAT FOODS OF AMERICA
ALEX BOGUSKY
AMY’S KITCHEN
BIG HEN GROUP I, LLC
CLIF BAR & COMPANY
CROPP COOPERATIVE INC. ORGANIC VALLEY
ALI PARTOVI
ORGANIC CONSUMERS ASSOCIATION
 
Opponents against labeling genetically engineered foods and food products in California: Keep your wallet closed for these bad boys. For grins ‘n giggles try googling companies owned by any of the companies listed below.
MONSANTO COMPANY
E.I. DUPONT DE NEMOURS & CO.
PEPSICO, INC.
BASF PLANT SCIENCE
BAYER CROPSCIENCE
DOW AGROSCIENCES LLC
SYNGENTA CORPORATION
KRAFT FOODS GLOBAL, INC.
COCA-COLA NORTH AMERICA
NESTLE USA, INC.
CONAGRA FOODS
GENERAL MILLS, INC.
KELLOGG COMPANY
SMITHFIELD FOODS, INC.
DEL MONTE FOODS COMPANY

CAMPBELL SOUP COMPANY
H.J. HEINZ COMPANY
HERSHEY COMPANY
THE J.M. SMUCKER COMPANY
BIMBO BAKERIES USA
OCEAN SPRAY CRANBERRIES, INC.
MARS, INCORPORATED
COUNCIL FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY INFORMATION
GROCERY MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
HORMEL FOODS CORPORATION
UNILEVER
BUMBLE BEE FOODS, LLC
SARA LEE CORPORATION
KRAFT FOOD GROUP
PINNACLE FOODS GROUP LLC
DEAN FOODS COMPANY
BIOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY ORGANIZATION
BUNGE NORTH AMERICA, INC.
MCCORMICK & COMPANY, INC.
ABBOTT NUTRITION
CARGILL, INC.
RICH PRODUCTS CORPORATION
FLOWERS FOODS, INC.
DOLE PACKAGED FOODS COMPANY
WELCH FOODS, INC.
KNOUSE FOODS COOPERATIVE, INC.
MARS INCORPORATED
WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY
SUNNY DELIGHT BEVERAGES COMPANY
TREE TOP, INC.
MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL
LAND O’LAKES, INC.
CLEMENT PAPPAS & COMPANY, INC.
HILLSHIRE BRANDS COMPANY
MEAD JOHNSON NUTRITION COMPANY
HERO NORTH AMERICA
FARIBAULT FOODS, INC.
SOLAE, LLC
CALIFORNIA GROCERS ASSOCIATION
MCCAIN FOODS USA, INC.
GODIVA CHOCOLATIER, INC.
STARLITE MEDIA LLC
B&G FOODS, INC.
CLOROX COMPANY
GOYA DE PUERTO RICO, INC.
BRUCE FOODS CORPORATION
C. H. GUENTHER & SON, INC.
GOYA FOODS GREAT LAKES
MORTON SALT
HIRZEL CANNING COMPANY
REILY FOODS COMPANY
INVENTURE FOODS, INC.
COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES INC
SNACK FOOD ASSOCIATION
CROPLIFE AMERICA
SARGENTO FOODS, INC.
IDAHOAN FOODS, LLC
EL SUPER (BODEGA LATINA CORP)
MOODY DUNBAR, INC.
BRISTOL FARMS
HOLIDAY QUALITY FOODS/SAV MORE FOODS
CALIFORNIA SHOPPING CART RETRIEVAL CORP
PCS ADMINISTRATION (USA) INC. (ALSO KNOWN AS ‘POTASHCORP’) PAC (OUT OF STATE PAC)
HOUSE-AUTRY MILLS, INC.
FOUR K FARMS
JMR FARMS, INC.
TRI-CAL INC.
NUTRICION FUNDAMENTAL
KELLOG COMPANY
RICHELIEU FOODS INC.