The Grocery Store Blacklist: 12 Food Companies to Avoid (and 95 Sneaky Aliases)

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A genetically modified rose by any other name may smell sweet, but it could still have frankenthorns that might independently detach themselves and lop off your finger while you’re smelling it.  That’s not unlike a trip to the grocery store these days. There are a lot of ugly surprises in pretty, charmingly-named packages.

Note:  please see updated information for Heinz- Hain Celestial

It seems like no matter how hard you try to avoid them, GMOs and toxic foods creep into your life.

Take for example, the earthily-packaged “natural” foods that are showcased in your grocery store aisles.  They cost twice as much, have obscure brand names, and tout their health benefits and natural sources.  You can almost smell the freshly tilled soil when you pick up the box.

Unfortunately, this is nothing more than corporate sleight-of-hand.

Many of the products that seem so good are actually just subsidiaries of the companies that were most complicit in blocking GMO labeling, aided and abetted by everyone’s favorite purveyor of death, Monsanto. (Monsanto, incidentally, donated $7,100,500.00 to the fight against the labeling of GMO-containing products.)  Don’t forget that Monsanto is now above the law due to the Monsanto Protection Act, a traitorous rider that Senator Roy Blunt managed to attach to a bill that was subsequently signed into law by President Obama. (you know, that guy in the White House, who made the labeling of GMOs one of his 2007 campaign promises?)

I wish I could make a comprehensive list, but there are more stealthily labeled toxins on the shelves every single day.  It all boils down to a these big companies that own nearly all of the foods sold in the United States. Some of the quietly owned subsidiaries may surprise you.  Included is the amount that the company (and its subsidiaries) donated to defeat California Proposition 37 which would have required GMO labeling.

Not every item on this list contains genetically modified ingredients. The list is based on the duplicitous marketing of the companies.  More consumers are trying to make healthy choices at the grocery stores, but it’s difficult when companies push their toxic wares and dress them up as health food. Young people in particular fall victim to these schemes.  You have to give a kid credit for purchasing something called “Vitamin Water” over a soda pop, and it’s infuriating that the kid, trying to make a good choice, has been tricked into the purchase by deceitful advertising and marketing.

Some of the products listed, may in fact be exactly what they are portrayed to be, but I choose not to financially support the corporations behind them.

Protect your health and help starve the beast by avoiding products distributed by these companies and their subsidiaries:

Campbell’s – $250,000.00

  • Healthy Request
  • Wolfgang Puck Soups
  • Pace Foods
  • Pepperidge Farms
  • V-8

Cargill, Inc – $202,229.36

  • Truvia Natural Sweetener
  • Shady Brooks Farms
  • Diamond Crystal Salt
  • Liza
  • Nature Fresh
  • Peter’s Chocolate
  • Wilbur Chocolate
  • Honeysuckle White
  • Rumba Meats
  • Good Nature

Coca Cola –  $1,164,400.00

  • Vitamin Water
  • Smart Water
  • Dasani
  • Nestea
  • Minute Maid
  • Honest Tea
  • Odwalla
  • Vitaminenergy

Con-Agra – $1,076,700.00

  • Orville Redenbacher’s Organic
  • Hunt’s Organic
  • Lightlife
  • Alexia
  • Healthy Choice
  • Hebrew National

Dean Foods –  $253,950.00

  • Horizon
  • Silk
  • White Wave

General Mills – $908,200.00

  • Nature Valley
  • Fiber One
  • Cheerios
  • Cascadian Farm
  • Muir Glen
  • Lärabar
  • Gold Medal Organic
  • Food Should Taste Good

Heinz- $500,000.00

  • ABC
  • Bagel Bites
  • Complan
  • Daddies
  • Delimex
  • Farex
  • Greenseas
  • HP Sauce
  • Heinz
  • Lea & Perrins
  • Ore-Ida
  • Smart Ones
  • Tater Tots
  • TGI Friday’s
  • Wattie’s
  • Weight Watchers
  • Wylers

Heinz has divested itself of Hain-Celestial stock over the past couple of years.  Two sources report that the primary investors for Hain-Celestial are companies of extremely dubious consideration for our health:  Phillip Morris, Monsanto, Citigroup, Exxon-Mobil, Wal-Mart and Lockheed Martin.  (Farmwars and Home for Health)


  • Earth’s Best
  • Spectrum Organics
  • Garden of Eatin’
  • Casbah
  • Rice Dream
  • Soy Dream
  • WestSoy
  • TofuTown
  • MaraNatha
  • Mountain Sun
  • Walnut Acres
  • Fruiti di Bosco
  • Health Valley
  • Bearitos
  • Bread Shop
  • Celestial Seasonings

Kellogg’s – $632,500.00

  • Kashi
  • Muslix
  • Nutrigrain
  • Bear Naked
  • Morningstar Farms
  • Gardenburger

Kraft – $551,148.25

  • Snapple
  • ReaLemon
  • Triscuit
  • SnackWell’s
  • South Beach
  • Boca
  • Back to Nature
  • Nabisco

Nestle –   $1,169,400.00

  • Pure Life
  • Pelligrino
  • Perrier
  • Poland Spring
  • Gerber
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Tribe Mediterranean
  • Sweet Leaf Tea

PepsiCo $2,249,661.61

  • Miss Vickie’s
  • Sun Chips
  • Aquafina
  • SoBe
  • Harvest Crunch
  • Dole
  • Ocean Spray
  • Tropicana
  • Miranda
  • Tazo
  • Quaker
  • Naked Juice
  • Mother’s

Unilever – $467,000 (source)

  • Salada
  • Knorr
  • Ben & Jerry’s

A little bit of good news…

It isn’t all bad news.  There are a few companies you can still count on – keep in mind that corporate mergers take place every day.  When businesses change hands, there is no obligation to notify the public.  One such cautionary tale took place with the company Dean’s, which acquired Horizon foods.  They quietly phased out the use of organic products without making any changes to the label and used non-organic milk produced under factory farm conditions.  As well, they dropped the quality of their organic soy and began purchasing cheaper harvests from Asia.  Meanwhile, unwitting retailers had no idea that the company had ceased producing the items organically, and continued to promote the products as they had previous to the acquisition.

Right now, these are some labels to look for.

  • 7th Generation
  • Amy’s Kitchens
  • Apple and Eve
  • Applegate
  • Azumaya
  • Blue Diamond
  • Bob’s Red Mill
  • Bossa Nova
  • Cal Organics
  • Cedarlane
  • Cell-nique
  • Choice Organic Teas
  • Clif Bar/ Nectar Fruit
  • Coombs Family Farmers
  • Cosorzio All Natural
  • Country Choice
  • Crystal Geyser Alpine Water
  • Doctor Kracker
  • Dr. McDougall’s
  • Dr. Praeger
  • Eat Raw
  • Echo Farms
  • EcoMeal
  • Eddie’s Pasta
  • Eden Foods (Also, they do NOT using harmful plastic in the lining of their cans as bonding agent!)
  • Edward and Sons
  • Endangered Species Chocolate
  • Ener-G
  • EnvironKiz
  • Fantastic Foods.
  • Giving Nature
  • Go Naturally
  • Greenway Farms
  • Harvest Bay
  • Hawthorne Valley
  • Ian’s Natural Foods
  • Koyo Organics
  • Lakewood
  • Lesser Evil
  • Let’s Do…Organics
  • LifeStream
  • Living Harvest
  • Lundberg Family
  • Madhava
  • Mary’s Gone Crackers
  • Murray’s Chicken
  • Nasoya
  • Native Forest
  • Natural by Nature
  • Nature Factor
  • Nature’s Path
  • Newman’s Own Organic
  • Nutiva
  • Organic Prarie
  • Organic Valley
  • Pacific Naturals
  • Pamela’s
  • Peace Cereal
  • Petalumi
  • Rapunzel
  • Real Foods
  • Republic of Teas
  • Road’s End Organics
  • San J
  • Sensible Foods
  • Seven Star Farms
  • Sunergia
  • Tasty Bite Indian
  • Terra Nostra
  • Texmati
  • Theo chocolates
  • Think Organic
  • Turtle Island Tofurky
  • Vermont Mystic Pie
  • Vitasoy
  • Vita Spelt
  • Vivani Chocolate
  • Wildtree
  • Wizard’s Saucery
  • Woodstock Farms
  • XOXOXO chocolate
  • Yogi Tea
  • Zija
  • Zoe’s Granola

Another way to avoid unscrupulous food producers is through an App called Buycott.  If you happen to have an iPhone, this App can be used to check a product that you see in the stores to see what corporate links exist.  You can find it HERE. (Thank you to Miranda for this link!) If I had a cellphone, I would definitely download this tool.

Of course, the best ways to avoid GMOs and toxic additives are to avoid packaged foods altogether.

Raise and preserve your own food
Buy organic and local
Cook from scratch
Avoid processed food

Please add your own blacklisted items in the comments section below!

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Daisy Luther

Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, globe-trotting blogger. She is the founder and publisher of three websites.  1) The Organic Prepper, which is about current events, preparedness, self-reliance, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, 2)  The Frugalite, a website with thrifty tips and solutions to help people get a handle on their personal finances without feeling deprived, and 3), an aggregate site where you can find links to all the most important news for those who wish to be prepared. She is widely republished across alternative media and  Daisy is the best-selling author of 5 traditionally published books and runs a small digital publishing company with PDF guides, printables, and courses. You can find her on FacebookPinterest, Gab, MeWe, Parler, Instagram, and Twitter.

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  • Thank you for this helpful itemized list of villains. It seems harder to avoid MSG under so many new names, high fruitos corn syrup, and especially GMOs because it is not listed. Living in CA and knowing how many hate GMO it was hard to understand 37 not passing. Due to your post I now understand. JUST FOLLOW THE MONEY ! Again, thank you for the time intensive gift of information. I have cooked from scratch for over 40 years. It is good to know some if not all the ingredients in the food we are eating. This is my first year for a strong garden. Even organic and local foods here have many underlying problems. Your closing note was the best

  • Thank you for a rather comprehensive list! I stopped buying items such as Pepperidge Farms, V-8, Kashi, Celestial Seasonings, and bottled lemon juice. They didn’t taste “right,” and items such as the lemon juice has “cloud” in it to make it look like lemon juice. If I want lemon juice to look like lemon juice, I will buy lemons. I have also made my own “ginger/lemon tea,” buy using organic ground ginger and real lemon juice. It becomes a challenge to find a better substitute for those things we loved. We found that if a substitute was not possible, it probably was best to eliminate that food.

    I started buying organic and simple foods and there was a dramatic difference. My adult children notice the difference as well.

    This doesn’t mean that fresh produce is perfect, either. It isn’t 1959 any longer, although additives were being added without our knowledge, compared to today, the food tasted better.

    I also noticed the seafood, especially the packaged frozen kind, is adulterated. I was perusing the frozen seafood packages one day and was reading the labels. I found an additive that I had never read before and decided to call my daughter at work. She works in food science. It turned out that this ingredient was also used in drywall! I did not buy it.

    My motto has always been, when reading a package that is labeled, “natural,” is that “Arsenic is natural.” Imagine my shock when I found that they were using arsenic in chicken feed! It has historically been used agriculture for a long time. And political poisoning, but I digress.

    Purchasing anything from the grocery store is an obstacle course. The choices are becoming more narrow. It takes diligence, determination and time. We are investing in our health. You are what you eat.

  • Of that whole list of good companies there are only 3 names I recognize, 2 I can get locally & the third I’d have to drive to the city 70 miles away to get. I will take the list to the store & see if I missed some but if I did, I likely don’t buy it anyways. Pretty sad commentary on how life works. Good thing I try to grow a lot of what we eat but of course we can’t do everything. We can’t grow oranges but I found if I plant 50 tomato plants we usually get enough of them for our vitamin C. Because we live on the Canadian Prairies & have a short growing season, we need a lot more plants than southern USA would.

  • Great article Daisy! OMG…I have a lot of re-educating to do! Thank God I have always cooked from “scratch”, but sure have used lots of those products on the “do not use list” too….. Thanx again, CC.

  • Btw – regarding 7th Generation cleaning products: I recently emailed them asking if the sodium citrate derived from cornstarch used in their bathroom cleaner was GMO-free and here’s their response:

    “A small percentage of ingredients in our products may be derived from crops, such as corn, soy, or canola, that are GM. In no case do these ingredients contain genetic information. That is, the starches and oils from these crops that we use are identical in the conventional crop and the GM crop. They are indistinguishable. Because these ingredients do not contain any genetically identifiable materials (such proteins), we cannot guarantee the crop from which they came was not genetically modified.”

    • Laura – I don’t have a list like that – people keep compiling them, but unfortunately things change very quickly.

      What I do have is a link to the website “Non-GMO Project” which has foods that are verified to be free of genetically modified ingredients.

      I hope this helps!

      ~ Daisy

  • I would recommend the cornucopia website

    They are the people who originally came up with the food company tree of who owns what organic food company. Some good articles. You might think they’re a bit lefty (as am I), but I’m a firm believer in all people getting together to fight the giant corporatization of America, including those of us from different political perspectives. That’s what our founders had faith in.

    Anyhoo, a significant point that they make is that many of these small company owners worked hard and slaved away for years in the “dark ages” against the tide of processed and fast food. And when they had the chance to sell and make a very good profit off of their hard work, many did. Esp since clauses in the contracts guaranteed the continued organic nature of their companies. Unfortunately, now those same big corporations that purchased them are now in a position to change, legally, how organic is defined.

    My personal favorite was Garden of Eatin’. Tho kind of expensive, their food always tasted great. The Sesame Blues were the best chip I’ve eaten (totally subjective, of course 🙂

    • Hi, Fifty!

      I love the Cornucopia website – there is so much great information compiled there!

      I would also completely agree with you – the fight for safe and nutritious food is not a left vs right matter. It is something vital to the survival of all of us. The best thing that could come out of this would be a way for people to come together to fight a common enemy.

      Thanks for contributing! 🙂


  • Very interesting list. I’ve eaten a few of those and then realized later they were subsidiaries of the big bad giants. Kashi — I didn’t know about that one, though. Wow.

    Silk I did know about. Any industry that normally sells dairy loses my business instantly. I used to be a mega-cheese fan. LOVED cheeses and would frequent fancy cheese shops, sampling everything and spending more than I could afford.

    Then I found out what happened behind closed doors in that industry. I couldn’t believe it at first, but after doing some lengthy research, I found it all to be true. The veal industry is dependent on the dairy industry. To produce milk (you’re going to think I’m an idiot, but I truly never considered this) the cows have to be constantly impregnated. Then, immediately after the baby is born or 24 hours later, the baby is forcefully taken from the mom. Harrowing. Then the baby is either killed for veal (male) or raised to become another milk producing cow. This happens to the mother every nine months. They’re very very good mothers so this act makes them bellow for days on end crying for their babies.

    After about 5 years, these cows (who can live to about 25) are killed because the constant milking has leached their bones of calcium and their production starts to wane.

    Cheese or milk never looked the same to me after that and I don’t miss it in the slightest. It’s amazing the lengths these companies will go to hide this reality from the public.

    • Katrina! My son is a consumer of vegan food and I can see his point clearly.
      If the meat industry is so desperate to sell their products at the expense of the animal, what do they expect from us, loyalty?
      The other side of the coin is, here in Australia at least, more(young) people are becoming vegan or vegetarian, yet, our Asian neighbours are buying up our farms for their meat consumption.
      The latter are /were known for their mainly vegetarian cuisine. Have we missed something here?
      I think globalisation has seen the change in people’s attitudes but, the Western countries,methinks, are being exploited by the Big Wigs whose names are well camouflaged just like the labels they hoodwink us with.
      Interesting link.

  • Hey Daisy,

    Very great article and list and website.
    Amazing work you are doing.

    Just one more for the list:
    Green % Black’s Chocolate is now KRAFT Food
    went from independent to Cadbury and Cadbury is now Kraft.

    Keep up the good work

    Marco from Berlin / Germany

  • You know this is all a novel idea, but when you live in rural communities that only have one or two stores you don’t have the privilege of being that selective. Unless you expect us all to sit around eating air pie and singing Kumbaya waiting to die! Just saying! Besides it’s the government who said go ahead genetically modify all the food so we can control the people better… So if you want to blacklist, start with the right people!

    • Come on! You have a computer, order online! Forget the contaminated grocery stores!, has lots of organic foods.

      It has FREE shipping on orders over $49.00.

      If the products cost a bit more (I’m not saying they do), you’ll save gas money/bus/taxi fare, by not driving out to get stuff, you’ll save tons of time and you don’t have to go out in the snow in cold areas!

      Your stuff just shows up at your door! Plop. Ding-dong!

      Heave the box inside, no putting stuff in a grocery cart, take it out, scan it, put it in bags, put bags in cart, put bags in car, drive home, haul bags in house apartment (up stairs!?) put bags on table or floor, take coat off take stuff out of bags, put it away finally!

      Have kids? Don’t forget to dress them warm, round them up, get them buckled in the car, listen to them bicker, get out of the car, get a cart, put kid in cart “mom, can I have that, or that? “no” Waaaaah!, put groceries and kids in car, get groceries and kids out of car, bring kids, then grocries in house, round up kids, take coats, boots off, then put groceries away, after all that, make dinner! Whew!

      So, it’s well worth paying a little more online, to get them delivered, saves gas, milage, time.




  • I just read (sorry I don’t remember where) that Ben & Jerry’s has just decided to go NO GMO. So yaaa for that, lol. 🙂

  • This is mind boggling! The only things that I noticed on this list that I HAVE purchased recently is Cheerios. Haven’t bought V-8 in awhile, usually purchase Hunt’s regular ketchup. The rest…off my list. Thanks for the info.

  • This was very good information for us in Europe too, as many of the bad guys are very international. I may be a bit slow, but I don’t get the meaning of the sums behind the company names.

    • Ragnar: The sums are the amount that the parent company donated to fight against the law to label GMOs.

      Thank you for reading!


  • Hi Daisy,
    I recently read a version of this article in Thank you, it is quite informative.

    I’m very confused about Silk. I stopped buying it several years ago, I thought because they used GMO almonds but it may have been because they didn’t support GMO labeling.

    Anyhoo, I recently read that they were using non-GMO almonds so I went to their facebook page to thank them and tell them I was going to start buying their almond milk again. But, some people had posted the link to your article at so I went there and read it, and left them a different message saying I wouldn’t buy their products until they started supporting GMO labeling. This was their response:

    “We’re sorry to hear there’s still a lot of outdated or misinformation out there about us. Silk is owned by WhiteWave Foods and our spin-off from Dean Foods was completed earlier this year. We are now a stand-alone, publicly traded company and neither Silk nor WhiteWave have ever donated to oppose GMO labeling. On the contrary, as a corporation, we’ve donated nearly $1 million to support GMO labeling initiatives such as Just Label It! and the Non-GMO Project. On top of that, we voluntarily enrolled all of our products in the Non-GMO Project’s extensive verification process and proudly carry their seal right on the front of our cartons to help educate and inform consumers. We hope this helps better explain our current position as it’s a topic that’s very close to our hearts.”

    Do you know if what they’ve said here is true? I would love to start drinking their almond milk again, but only if they really have changed their ways.

    Thank you for any additional info you may be able to provide.

  • I have been using flours and baking mixes from Arrowhead Mills. Just checked the packaging and realized they are owned by Hain Celestial group.

  • Ballz! I bought Sweet Leaf Tea a few days ago without knowledge that they were, indeed, bought out by Nestlé. I think Nestlé is one of the worst human rights offender out of all of them! Ugh. It’s so difficult to keep track of who owns what since it usually doesn’t say the parent company’s name on the back of the package (to confuse you, of corpse!)

    I am sad to also give up my beloved (yet overpriced) MaraNatha peanut butter… But oh well. I will be using the peanut press at the store and making my own from pure peanuts, it’s cheaper that way anyway. The only ingredient is peanuts. Unless I’m being lied to about that as well.

  • Thanks for the great info! Does anyone have an update on the gmo labeling law efforts in Washington? There are ads running in the Portland Oregon area against it labeling & wondered who was financing them this go-round……

  • Love this post and love your writings! I agree with so much!

    Back in high school, I remember reading a news article about how most products on the shelves of major supermarkets are made by only a handful of companies. At the time, I didn’t see an issue with that claim because I simply assumed large companies were more competitive than smaller companies due to economies of scale. Now having read a bit more over the topic, I’m far more inclined these days to assume that, rather than by performance or economy of scale, large companies fare better than smaller competition because they have the political clout to unscrupulously manipulate the business environment so that it unfairly favors them over their competitors (as well as having the financial clout to fund non-value-adding activities [for the consumer], such as massive marketing campaigns or researching consumer behavior).

    I went back to search for that article today, which, unsurprisingly, I did not find (over a decade later). However, I did find this chart, aptly captioned “The illusion of choice.”

    I’m not sure how up to date or inclusive it is. (Off the bat, I don’t see Naked listed under Pepsi Co or Odwalla listed under Coca-Cola.) Nevertheless, I was much relieved to see that that I’ve been able to unconsciously avoid the vast majority of these brands simply because most of them are attached to overly processed foods or frivolous, potentially toxic personal care products.

    Indeed, for the past several years now, I’ve been progressively shifting my purchases toward organic, low-toxicity, environmentally-sustainable goods. More recently though, it’s become increasingly important for me to purchase these products from small businesses that follow ethical practices.

    At a time when the trend of mergers and acquisitions are leading to a greater share of sales being controlled by fewer businesses, it comes as little surprise that, even during our long-going economic struggles, the rich have gotten richer while those who aren’t rich have gotten poorer.

    After all, M&As reduce competition so that more business is controlled by fewer hands. When business is controlled by fewer hands, power is controlled fewer hands, which also means that money is controlled by fewer hands.

    Take, for example, a company like Colgate-Palmolive, which hold a 45% global market share with its flagship toothpaste line. Of course, a small suite of elite executives whose decisions direct a business that controls almost half of all toothpaste sold worldwide command more earning power than the impoverished farm workers who burn down rainforests to make room for oil palm plantations that supply Colgate. And, of course, this type of infrastructure leads to gross income inequality.

    To be fair though, I do empathize with people struggling financially and trying to save a buck or two by purchasing, for example, cheaper Palmolive dish soap from Walmart, but I just wish they understood why it’s not actually cheaper for them to be supporting the status quo.

    For example, have you read any of the articles detailing how taxpayers subsidize Walmart’s employees because it doesn’t pay its employees living wages? Or corporations (e.g. AT&T, Boeing, Citigroup, Duke Energy and Ford) that not only don’t pay federal income taxes despite making billions of dollars but also claim millions of dollars in refunds? Or the fact that when you support the business of fewer, larger conglomerates, you support the type of increasing income inequality that results in making the 1% increasingly rich at the expense of the remaining 99%?

  • Not sure why Zija is on the good list–they won’t release what the “proprietary blend” is, so how can you know possibly know if the product is non-gmo? Besides that, they they brag about the founder buying 90% of the moringa oleifera farms in India for use in their product. Moringa is an important supplement to fight malnutrition in impoverished nations, but a huge chunk of crop is now being sold at huge profits to overfed Americans. I do not trust their corporate ethics, so would not trust them to be honest about gmo.

  • FYI Buycott is also available for Android at the google play store.

    Thank you for such great info! I’ll be printing this list and taking it to the store with me.

  • You have no idea how important this article is for me. I will print and have with me. I have such a high sensitivity to chemicals that I can recognize when something that says organic is not really organic or has a problem because I react bad. My health depends on staying away from all non-organic food. Knowing that some companies like Horizon are not being real in their labels is really upsetting. Thanks to people like you that do the research for me, I can stay in better health. I also have multiple sclerosis but can’t take any medications at all. So I will print this article and keep with me. I hate to support any company related to Monsanto that has been killing us all.

  • Eden Foods should be removed from the list of companies you can trust – based on their current stance against providing women healthcare for birth control. They have gone to court in an attempt to refuse healthcare coverage for birth control. They lost, but given the very recent ‘Hobby Lobby’ Supreme Court decision, Eden Foods is very likely to take the matter to court. As disturbing as their stance against providing women with this important part of healthcare are the many misogynistic public comments made by Eden Foods CEO. The need for birth control has been characterized as something only needed as a result of ‘immoral or unnatural’ actions. There are a lot of very negative quotes that have been made by Eden’s CEO . . . don’t have access to all of them but they are readily available. I am boycotting Eden Foods as are many people. It is a shame that a company that has actually done some good things in the past regarding putting out a healthy product chooses to take this very unfair stance against providing women with healthcare! Perhaps the boycott and the downturn in sales will have an effect on their position on this. Responsible family planning is a very important environmental issue . . . not to mention a personal decision!!

    • I’m sorry to see that confusion still exists in the United States on the matter you brought up. Birth control is NOT a national health care issue. It is a personal, private, moral issue. You have the right to deal with your personal private pregnancy any way you wish – and deal with the consequences of your choices yourself. You DO NOT have any ‘right’ to DEMAND and FORCE that someone else pay the price for your personal choice on a private, personal matter. When The People of the United States grow up and start taking personal responsibility for their personal choices, including how they handle their own pregnancies or what they put in their bodies, then the country will begin to prosper. Running around like a bunch of whiny irresponsible ‘entitled’ brats, demanding that someone else take care of their choices and the consequences of their decisions, leads to only more big government meddling in every area of your life, and NO FREEDOM is the ultimate end result. No Personal Responsibility = No Freedom and No Freedom = No Health, because NOBODY IS GOING TO TAKE CARE OF YOU BETTER THAN YOU WILL. Not the government, not the corporations. Learn that lesson and be the independent, free, and PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE person you’re here to be.

  • This is what Hain Celestial said when asked whether the info here about them is true: “The Hain Celestial Group is not and has never been affiliated with Monsanto.”

  • Zhena’s Gypsy Tea should be added to the good list. Not only is she organic and fair trade, but she has also done tremendous hands-on work with her tea farmers. Her coconut chai is phenomenal. Loved the article, thank you!

  • Little Debbies is one of the worst companies. Thhat company should be added to black list, theythink we were born yesterday and label there boxes made with real fruit!. A lot of these companies use tobacco industry tactics for the money, using humans as first test subjects or always test subjects.

  • This whole article is very poorly written. After reading it I still don’t know who the bad GMO guys are. So I guess I’ll just buy nothing but fresh from Whole Foods.

  • I just happened upon this article from several years back, and don’t expect anyone to even see this. I’m trying to at least begin to become more educated about what constitutes healthy food choices, while also learning about the hidden hazards in commercially available foods. I read this article, and all the comments. It’s such a first-world, white, middle-class, affluent, entitled sort of idealism that is misplaced, as long as children, elderly or other members of our society don’t even have enough to eat.
    I’m thinking that a child who doesn’t know where his next meal will come from will happily take those evil foods you write about. Get a grip.

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