Organic Consumers Association

Aurora Organic: Stop Supporting the GMA’s Campaign to Kill GMO Labeling!

UPDATE: Since we issued this action alert, the email address for CEO Marc Peperzak is no longer working. We've added an email address for Sonja Tuitele, Director of Communications. If you send her an email and it also bounces back, please call her at (720)564.6296 ext 137 and ask her to end Aurora Organic Dairy's membership in the Grocery Manufacturers Association.

Aurora Organic Dairy wants customers to know how their food is made. It says so, right here on its website. But apparently, the company is not keen on consumers knowing if their food contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Otherwise, why would Aurora Organic remain a dues-paying member of the Grocery Manufacturers Association? The multi-billion dollar trade association that has already contributed more than $2.2 million to defeat I-522, the Washington State ballot initiative to label GMOs?

Please scroll down and sign the letter below. Tell Aurora Organic Dairy’s CEO Marc Peperzak to quit the GMA and support Washington’s I-522 Initiative.

It’s no surprise that giant food corporations like Pepsi, General Mills, Unilever, Coca-Cola, ConAgra and others belong to the GMA. But it’s disappointing when a company that markets its products as healthful, sustainable and organic, a company that profits from the loyalty of organic consumers, spends a portion of those profits to defeat GMO labeling laws.

Aurora Organic Dairy customers might be interested to know that the GMA publicly boasted last year that its top priority was to defeat Proposition 37, a GMO labeling initiative in California. Thanks in no part to the GMA’s $2.2 million in contributions, California families were narrowly denied the right to know what’s in the food they eat and feed their children. 

Rather than join the junk food giants in supporting the GMA, maybe Aurora Organic Dairy should take a page out of the book of Dr. Andrew Weil. Dr. Weil and his company, Weil Lifestyle, which also was a member of the GMA, cut ties with the GMA after more 25,000 people signed letters asking him to quit the GMA and support I-522. In a
blog post, Dr. Weil declared his support for I-522 and the 93 percent of Americans who support GMO labeling.

Dr. Weil did it. Can Aurora Organic take a stand, too?

Tell Aurora Organic Dairy’s CEO Marc Peperzak to quit the GMA and support Washington’s I-522 Initiative.