Nice job, and a good moral stance. BUT...the list is completely false, and you're promoting ignorance and discrimination by finding something, and posting it like this. It MUST be true, I read it on the Internet.....
False and crap. It took me longer to sign in to leave this comment than
it did to verify that the above list if fake and damaging. Monsanto evil: Yes.
The above list true: NO. For more details, and I can't be bothered to waste more time on lies, which is all this should have been given before....
http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/monsanto.asp Pure bunkem. If you believe this, then continue happy in your ignorance. Check facts next time before spouting off, because with most people, cry "Wolf" once, and you go to permanently disregard. And there is the tragedy. You care about the issue, not the facts. And thus Monsanto FTW!
I am wondering if there is anything left we can eat that hasn't been genetically modified. Good grief and to think the FDA, the White House was all in on looking the other way when Monsanto didn't want to be "regulated", gee what a surprise, I am sure someone made millions from pay-offs to look the other way.
I haven't done all my homework on Monsanto, but briefly, when I first glanced at this list, I sort of wanted to gag. Almost a Soylent Green moment....
Most of the products, make me think, "Over-processed, sodium-filled, chemical, fake and disgusting crap I try to avoid and wouldn't feed my kid." Why is a CHEMICAL COMPANY making food? Monsanto, the evil company that destroys towns and leaves them cancer riddled #Anniston, AL,...makes food. Not just seeds and chemicals to grow them…but chemically formulated foods for mass-consumption. Makes a lot of sense. Whether or not Monsanto directly produces these foods, these are still processed, unnatural food products shamelessly marketed towards children, teens and moms.
Perhaps Current should produce a lovely show for children, with propaganda promoting sustainable living and organic foods. Flying people need to be involved for the show to be effective. For example, Superwhy on PBS involves superheroes promoting reading [woo!] and my son thinks that show is bad@$$. :) Get them while they’re young. That’s what they do.
Even if these companies are not owned by Monsanto they are part of the 1% cartell that does not give a s--t about our survival, nor our suffering from the diseases their foods cause, nor our childrens health, nor anything else but profit. These are all food cartel compnies, that support massive use of pesticides, GMOs, toxic additives, industrialized farming, soil depletion, grim reapers of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring and several of these unscrupolous companies, for example Nestes has been the vehicle of nasty and lethal human experiments ....Nestle actually feeding radiation laced milk to innocent mothers and babies in India for the sake of having free subjects on which to study radiation poisening, all comlpliments of the World Health Organization eugenics club. This was a well published scandal some decades ago, embarrasing for Nestles, assuming they have a conscience. These companies are the slime that sicken us with unseen junk (while looking and tasting like good old American cooking), that brainwash us with ads that support 1% mainstream media like CNN, Fox, Limbaugh, and programming to dumb us all down into mindless, sick and degenerative diseased consumers. Ever wonder why you are sick all the time if you eat this stuff? Education did not teach you how to eat and nourish yourself, because education is owned by the food cartells that tell us what to eat, advertise what to eat, and toxify what we eat, and then they win when we get sick and have to buy drugs. I think any excuse or procrastination for not changing away from these foods NOW is really habitual addiction to the junk they put in them, and to a lack of information on how to eat deliciously and healthy while supporting good companies and farmers with ethics wo are trying to change this mess. Yes it is more expensive to eat real food, and they want that too, as a deterrant. Bt what you save in terms suffering, medical costs, and preserved human dignity of not supporting the cartels is well worth the small expense, and you will discover farmers markets, local co-ops, bulk healthy food buying clubs, and meet great people in the process.
I am not trying to be a preacher , but think about it, and what it means to stop supporting all the sources of our problems, and how tightly interwoven the web of the cartels has become.....food, agriculture, medicine, eduaction....our world has been designed to get us right where they can have ultimate controll, gain and power over every aspect of our lives. Let's pull the plug for once. I am boycotting all these.
Over the last several years I have been changing what I eat and since I watched Food, Inc. I haven't eaten any meat from a fast food joint...still like the grilled stuffed burritos at Taco Bell...but no meat, just extra beans. Eat it about once every couple of months.
And..to top that off, I have been preparing all of my own foods, organic when I can get it. Now, when I eat grilled stuffed burritos or processed foods, I get to feeling...not well, and fatigued.
Information is our best tool...and I have to thank the people that post here for the information...even though some of it may be questionable from time to time, buy hey, that 's why we have the internet.
As for the list....I don't believe I have any of the products in my cupboards, as it is all processed foods.
Used to like Hershey dark chocolate, but they did something with the recipe and now it gives me gas:)) Haven't eaten Hersheys in a couple of years
UPDATE: Do Not Buy - Monsanto Owned Ingredients Inside Major Food and Beauty Product Companies to Avoid
UPDATE: Due to an abnormal number of comments on this post, I think it needs to be explained a little that this list is to be taken with a grain of salt, no pun intended. I think the ingredients like artificial sweeteners, High fructose corn syrup, GMO (genetically modified organism) Corn and Soy and other extreme chemicals that come from and are owned by the Monsanto company are either used or now owned within these companies and used in their products. The importance of this list, shows that Companies are not required to label their products with GMO ingredients or the dangers associated with the chemicals they use, and therefore, this list is here to enlighten those to what could really be in your food and products.
I think "ownership" is a vague and inaccurate term to use. Maybe 'infiltrated' might be a better? This list was gotten from an Organic Farm group I follow on Facebook. So, some person posted this, and the people who follow, have since commented on this image saying that the title of this list needs to be refined and also that some searching done by these members has proved that not ALL products sold under ALL these companies had a Monsanto influence, but that most did. For example, Heinz website claims not to use any GMO products in their ketchup. Doesn't sound very Monsanto-y to me.
So. There you have it. Carry on. Do some research if you're wondering. But I warn ya, Monsanto is sneaky and evasive. You might be hard pressed to find anything of proof, especially while a Presidentially appointed former Monsanto executive sits at the FDA helm.
So, this is a long list, but honestly, I don't buy from hardly any of these brands anymore, especially being on a low-carb diet and having quit cigarettes and soda! Yes, cutting sugar, vices, and flour, really does help avoid most bad things from entering a body. The only one I use is Lipton, and maybe Campbells and maybe sometimes V-8. Not sure if I have any General Mills or Proctor and Gamble products - probably not since I switched nearly all my products to organic, natural - with ingredients I can READ and understand wtf they are. But, you know, I could probably avoid even the lipton and v8 products all together, too.
Man, what a shame. Look how it's infiltrated into our food and beauty product supply! Yuck. No wonder everyone's fat and has cancer.
If you prefer the bacterium, bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) you can find it in BT products. It may trigger allergies in some people, and irritate the skin and eyes of farmers who handle the crops, also it has been linked to colony collapse of bees. But if you like that kind of stuff you are free to indulge, the crap is increasingly found in many areas. I like bees and life in general so I will stay well clear.
I should point out Heinz says that their sauce is free of GM, but I can't find any mention of that on their labels and have no idea where their beans, wheat products and other ingredients come from so I'm staying well clear. Also as bacillus thuringiensis is in the DNA of BT crops, this also extends to the pollen. Bacillus thuringiensis, a pesticide transported in pollen by bees.
When the hell is GM food and all additives made from GM going to be labelled? I realise the sustainable population of the Earth is probably somewhere around 2800000000, but I'd prefer not to be one of the 3200000000 who is culled, for the time being anyway, if I change my mind I'll let everyone know.
A variety of genetically modified corn that was approved for human consumption in 2006 caused signs of liver and kidney toxicity as well as hormonal changes in rats in a study performed by researchers from the independent Committee for Independent Research and Genetic Engineering at the University of Caen in France.
• The corn in question, MON863, is made by the Monsanto Company and approved for use in Australia, Canada, China, the European Union, Japan, Mexico, the Philippines, and the United States. It has had a gene inserted from the bacteria Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), which causes the plant's cells to produce a pesticide.
• Researchers fed rats either unmodified corn or diets containing 11 or 30 percent MON863 for 90 days. The rats who ate modified corn were found to exhibit signs of liver and kidney toxicity, as well as signs of hormonal changes.
• Male rats lost an average of 3.3 percent of their body weight, and their excretion of phosphorus and sodium decreased. Female rats gained an average of 3.7 percent of their body weight, while their triglyceride levels increased by 24 to 40 percent.
• The mechanism that causes the toxicity is not yet known, but the researchers say there is evidence that the Bt toxin may cause the perforation of blood cells. They expressed concern that the methods used by Monsanto in initial tests of the corn were statistically flawed and called their own tests "the best mammalian toxicity tests available."
• Greenpeace responded to the study by calling for an immediate recall of all MON863 corn and the reassessment of all genetically modified foods currently approved for the market.
• Quote: "Our counter-evaluation shows that there are signs of toxicity, and nobody can say scientifically and seriously the consumption of the transgenic maize MON863 is safe and good for health." - Lead Author Gilles Eric Seralini
The list is too long to work in a boycott. People may or may not boycott the products and I fear that the scattered response will hardly make a dent in their profits. I think its about time for a general boycott. Monsanto may have made themselves a target, given the GMO situation, but corporations in general seem to think this country was built for them. A one day nationwide boycott of non-essential items will send a message that collectively, WE THE PEOPLE run this country!
As a matter of fact, I think I will submit this modest proposal to the Occupy movement.
answer is simple but to put into practice is not as easy for some as it might be for others. It's not enough to say switch to this, it takes a game plan and a long term strategy to get the ball rolling in the right direction. People should give out better tips on how to make it work, not just say do it.