Why a Major Food Organization Is Teaming Up With Monsanto and Friends to Block Your Right to Know What’s in Your Food Big Food companies like
ConAgra, Smucker, Hormel, Kellogg, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo want to block
consumer protection legislation. July 31, 2012  |      [The California Ballot Initiative to label genetically engineered food is] “a serious, long-term threat to the viability of agricultural biotechnology.  Defeating the Initiative is GMA’s single highest priority this year.” — Pamela Bailey, President of Grocery Manufacturers Association, speech to the American Soybean Association, July 9, 2012…  So far, the GMA has contributed a handsome $375,000 to the campaign to defeat Prop 37. Making the pot even sweeter are some hefty direct donations to the
anti-labeling campaign from individual GMA members, including ConAgra
Foods, J.M. Smucker, Hormel Foods, Kellogg Co., Coca-Cola North America
and PepsiCo. and others.  The GMA’s list of dues-paying members tops
300. How many more thousands – or millions — of dollars will members
spend in a desperate attempt to keep Californians from knowing what’s in
their food? And the bigger question: Why? Why spend millions of dollars
to keep ingredients secret – ingredients food manufacturers claim are perfectly safe – instead of spending a fraction of that amount to just list those ingredients on the labels they already put on every food product? (via BO.LT)

Why a Major Food Organization Is Teaming Up With Monsanto and Friends to Block Your Right to Know What’s in Your Food Big Food companies like
ConAgra, Smucker, Hormel, Kellogg, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo want to block
consumer protection legislation. July 31, 2012 | [The California Ballot Initiative to label genetically engineered food is] “a serious, long-term threat to the viability of agricultural biotechnology. Defeating the Initiative is GMA’s single highest priority this year.” — Pamela Bailey, President of Grocery Manufacturers Association, speech to the American Soybean Association, July 9, 2012… So far, the GMA has contributed a handsome $375,000 to the campaign to defeat Prop 37. Making the pot even sweeter are some hefty direct donations to the
anti-labeling campaign from individual GMA members, including ConAgra
Foods, J.M. Smucker, Hormel Foods, Kellogg Co., Coca-Cola North America
and PepsiCo. and others. The GMA’s list of dues-paying members tops
300. How many more thousands – or millions — of dollars will members
spend in a desperate attempt to keep Californians from knowing what’s in
their food? And the bigger question: Why? Why spend millions of dollars
to keep ingredients secret – ingredients food manufacturers claim are perfectly safe – instead of spending a fraction of that amount to just list those ingredients on the labels they already put on every food product? (via BO.LT)