Coca-Cola is a bit of an interesting company.
They’re best known, of course, for producing the Coke soft drink that sells 1.8 billion units each day.
It’s a product that’s criticized by even the mainstream media for being horrendously unhealthy and contributing to obesity and diabetes. It attacks the brain and triggers pleasure centers exactly the same way as heroin, a truly frightening fact considering it’s more accessible and costs less than water in some parts of the world.
And while all those facts are catching up to Coca-Cola in the way of a decline in the demand for unhealthy soft drinks, they’ve still managed to find major success thanks to products aimed at health-conscious consumers such as Honest Tea, Powerade and Simply Orange.
But those efforts to maintain a good face for the increasingly health-conscious public have recently hit a major snag.
Finance reports recently revealed that Coca-Cola has secretly contributed over a million dollars to fighting against GMO labelling in Washington.
This was revealed when the state’s Attorney General sued the Grocery Manufacturers’ Association, the umbrella group behind much of the anti GMO-labelling efforts.
The GMA has been criticized by many health experts and even accused of surpassing Monsanto as ‘the most evil corporation on the planet.’
They make no effort to hide their anti-GMO agenda, making them the perfect company for large corporations like Coca-Cola to launder their money through for the sake of their interests when they want to remain out of the public eye.
But now that the truth is out, health experts have yet another reason to discourage consumers from buying anything made by Coca-Cola.
Andrew Kimbrell, founder of the Center for Food Safety, commented:
Consumers of healthy beverages want to know what’s in their food. By using money from sales of natural brands to secretly fund an anti-choice agenda that deprives consumers of the right to know what they’re eating, Coca-Cola has been betraying the public interest and standing on the wrong side of history.
The irony is that Honest Tea’s website proudly claims their product is GMO free while their profits are channelled by their parent company towards efforts that undermine the anti-GMO movement altogether.
What’s Coca-Cola’s response? When asked by the Food Revolution Network for an explanation, they spit out the usual anti-labelling talking points, saying Washington’s GMO labelling initiative would require tens of thousands of common food and beverage products to be relabelled exclusively for Washington State.
And now you know. So what can you do about it?
Well, to start, you can stay away from anything produced by Coca-Cola as a means of not only keeping yourself healthy but voting with dollars as well.
You can also take direct action against Coca-Cola’s anti-labelling efforts by signing this petition on Change.org.
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