Organic Food Industry Bought Up by Corporations

April 3, 2012

By Anthony Gucciardi;

You may be wondering why some supposedly ‘healthy’ and ‘environmentally conscious’ companies deceive unknowing consumers into purchasing products with hidden additives and fillers. Perhaps one of the main reasons is that a large number of these pseudo-organic brands are owned by their very unhealthy ‘competitors’, such as Coca-Cola and General Mills. In fact, some of your favorite “All Natural” and organic companies may be owned by a corporate giant.

Companies like Honest Tea and Odwalla may appeal to health conscious shoppers, but they are actually owned by Coca-Cola — the very same company that is currently fuming over the requirement to change their recipes in order to avoid a cancer warning label. Another popular ‘health’ brand is Kashi, owned by the Kellogg corporation. It should come as no surprise that Kashi cereals have been found to contain a copious amount of GMOs and pesticides, according to an explosive report from the Cornucopia Institute. Kashi’s  ’Heart to Heart Blueberry cereal’ was found to contain grains coated in the residue of many pesticides such as phosmet, carbaryl, azinphos methyl, malathion, chlorpyrifos methyl, chlorpyrifos. What’s more, the company’s products were found to oftentimes contain 100% genetically modified ingredients.

This information has been known for quite some time. Here’s a really revealing image from MichiganState University that reveals who really owns your favorite company. See if yours is owned by a corporate giant (click for full size):

When viewing this information, it becomes much clearer as to why many ‘health food’ companies are deceiving you about the ingredients in their products. It’s time to move away from companies that have been bought up by corporations like Kraft and Coca-Cola and support independent organic brands that actually abstain from GMOs, pesticides, and hazardous additives. The fact of the matter is that these corporate giants know that people do not want to buy their health-crushing garbage anymore, and are making a last ditch effort to buy up phony health companies in order to secure their fortune.

That is why we see legitimate brands like New Chapter being grabbed by Proctor & Gamble. While pretending to be a part of the health movement, these corrupt ‘health’ brands are doing nothing but deceiving customers and wrecking the health of families worldwide. What they don’t expect is activism to completely financially suffocate their attempt at playing the good guys.

Your question: Do you buy from any of these brands? (post your comments below)

About the Author: Anthony Gucciardi is an accomplished investigative journalist with a passion for natural health. Anthony’s articles have been featured on top alternative news websites such as Infowars, NaturalNews, Rense, and many others. Anthony is the co-founder of Natural Society, a website dedicated to sharing life-saving natural health techniques. Stay in touch with Natural Society via the following sites FacebookTwitterWeb

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  1. Hi there,

    If brands owned by corporate giants still have certified organic products etc, is this okay?

    For example here in Australia we have a supermarket giant 'Woolworths' who bought health food brand 'Macro Whole-foods' which supply natural/organic alternatives. The Macro Whole-foods brand still has certified organic products, so this should be fine right?

  2. Thanks for your comment Nick. It is always nice to hear form you.

    In response to your question, certainly anything that states 100% organic is truly that - 100% organic; however, the main point of the article is essentially to get to know who is funding the organic products we are buying. At the end of the day, whether the product is organic or not, it all comes down to where the money is being channeled, and thus, which food industry, or corporations are being supported through these purchases.

    It is entirely up to you who you would like to support. We always try to encourage others to buy local and organic if possible. This way you know where your money is going - in supporting local business.

  3. Hey, thanks for the reply. Okay I understand, and I definitely prefer to buy from local farms like you said but there are some products that just aren't available through the local sources, so I suppose I will just have to get these things via the bigger conventional, but still organic, company.
    I haven't done much research on alternative places or businesses to buy some of these products though, so I will definitely look more into this.
    Thank you for the help,

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