Organic Consumers Association

Tell Condé Nast CEO Charles H. Townsend: Stop Promoting Monsanto’s Frankenfoods!

Internal documents from media conglomerate Condé Nast, published August 5 by Gawker, reveal Monsanto’s latest public relations ploy. It involves celebrity chefs and nonprofits teaming up to promote Monsanto’s frankenfoods on TV and youtube.

TAKE ACTION: Tell Condé Nast CEO Charles H. Townsend: Stop promoting Monsanto’s Frankenfoods!
After you take action on this page, call Condé Nast Associate Publisher Christopher Cormier 212-286-7030 and let him know that bribing nonprofits to promote Monsanto as a purveyor of “good, nutritious food” and “sustainable agriculture” crosses the line! Then Post on Condé Nast's facebook page.

Gawker published an email from Condé Nast outlining plans for a Monsanto-sponsored TV panel on “food, food chains and sustainability,” featuring celebrity chef Mo Rocca. Rocca contacted Gawker the next day saying that yes, he had been pitched that project, but before he gave his answer a letter went out suggesting he was signed on. “That's not the case. I'm not involved with it,” Rocca said.

Gawker also published a confidential memo it obtained, jointly written by Condé Nast and Monsanto, soliciting nonprofits to promote—for pay—Monsanto’s genetically modified frankenfoods.

According to Wikipedia, Condé Nast, a division of Advance Publications, is a New York-based mass media company that reaches more than 164 million consumers across its 20 print and digital media brands, including Epicurious and Bon Appétit.

It’s one thing if Condé Nast wants to sell its own soul to the devil. And find a celebrity to help. But luring nonprofits with cash in order to promote Monsanto’s lies? That’s crossing the line.

It’s all part of Monsanto’s massively expensive public relations campaign to convince consumers that the Gene Giant manufactures food, glorious food. Instead of what we all know the company actually makes millions of dollars selling: chemicals, toxic chemicals.

Thanks for taking action!

Created On: August 6, 2014