Tell Coca-Cola to Stop Funding Anti-Labeling Campaigns

What do Monsanto and Coke have in common? They’ve both spent millions of dollars to keep you in the dark about the foods you buy.

After the narrow defeat of a ballot initiative to label genetically engineered foods in Washington State the public learned that Coca-Cola had secretly contributed more than $1.5 million to the campaign against GE labeling in the state. Coca-Cola also contributed more than $1.7 million to defeat GE labeling in California the year before, making the company one of the largest contributors to the defeat of state labeling efforts.

More than a quarter of a million people have joined us in pressuring Coke to stop funding opposition to state labeling initiatives, and to get on the side of consumers in supporting national, mandatory labeling for genetically engineered foods. But now Coke has spent more than they ever have—over $2 million—to fund the opposition in Oregon and Colorado.

Sign the petition to tell Coca-Cola to stop funding efforts to block the labeling of genetically engineered foods:

In sixty-four countries across the globe, U.S. companies already label foods if they are genetically engineered, but not here in the U.S. And Coke and other Big Food companies will spend millions to keep it that way. Americans deserve the same rights, not to be kept in the dark about secret changes to the food they feed their families.

While you may not purchase Coke, the company owns many brands that you might be purchasing, including Honest Tea, Honest Kids, Powerade, Odwalla, Peace Tea, Vitamin Water and Simply Orange. Coca-Cola has been funneling money gained from the sales of organic and non-GMO products like Honest Kids and Odwalla into the “no” campaigns to keep you eating and drinking in the dark. Polls have repeatedly shown that the overwhelming majority of Americans—over 90% in most polls—believe GE foods should be labeled.

It’s time for company policy to respond to the growing demand for consumer choice.

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Junk Food Lobby Forced to Disclose Donors to its Secret "Defense of Brand Strategic Account"; Contributions to the "No on I-522" campaign (6 donations totaling $1,520,350.00); Contributions to the "No on Prop 37" campaign ($1,700,500.00).

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