Products to Boycott to Oppose GMOs

We understand and respect that GMOs is a complicated issue with many perspectives which is why we made this boycott list separate from the main list for those who feel passionate about GMOs and GMO labeling.  We also provided pro and con resources below to help readers make an educated choice about GMOs.  Please visit our Monsanto page for information about some of the business practices of GMOs.

 

GMO Labeling

Regardless if GMOs are found to be officially good or bad, many people believe it is a human right for everyone to know what is in there food, so they can make an informed decision what to eat.  Currently no company is required to label if their products contain GMOs.

In July of 2016, Congress passed a GMO labeling bill that did not make GMO labeling advocates happy.  Under this bill, food companies get to avoid labelling GMOs on their packaging, by offering a QR code.  This bill also decreases the types of GMOs that have to be labeled.

Through this process major companies that use GMOs in their products spent millions advocating against GMO labeling. Below is information from the Organic Consumer Association about companies that:

  • Gave money to fight GMO Labeling
  • How much they gave?
  • Side brands to boycott for organic and conscious consumers
  • Hyper Links to individual campaigns

PepsiCo ($8.8M) – IZZE, Naked Juice, Simply Frito-Lay, Starbucks Frappucino
Coca-Cola ($5.5M) – Honest Tea, Odwalla, Keurig/Green Mountain Coffee (10%)
Nestle ($3M) – Gerber Organic, Sweet Leaf tea
Kraft/Mondelez ($3.9M) – Boca Burgers, Green and Black’s
General Mills ($3.6M) – Annie’s, Cascadian Farm, Larabar, Muir Glen
ConAgra Foods ($2.6M) – Alexia, Pam organic cooking sprays
Kelloggs ($1.9M) – Bear Naked, Gardenburger, Kashi, Morningstar Farms
Smuckers ($1.5M) – R.W. Knudsen, Santa Cruz organic, Smuckers Organic
Hershey’s ($1.6M) – Dagoba
Bimbo Bakeries ($1M) – Earthgrains bread
McCormick ($500k) – Simply Asia, Thai Kitchen
Hormel ($500k) – Applegate

 

Want to Avoid GMOs Anyways?

Look for the Non GMO Verified Label

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Top 12 GMO foods to avoid

 

Opposing Views of GMO Issues

 

GMO Responsibility of over 250,000 India Cotton Farmer Suicide

For this argument

The Seeds Of Suicide: How Monsanto Destroys Farming

Indian Farmers are Committing Suicide because of Monsanto’s costly GMO Crops

Against this argument

The GMO-Suicide Myth

No, GMOs Didn’t Create India’s Farmer Suicide Problem, But…

GMO Are Bad for Health and Environment

For this argument

10 Reasons to Avoid GMOs

GMO Myths and Truths

Against this argument

What You Need to Know About GMOs

Green American: GMOs