The Coca-Cola company is best known for its line of coke based drinks although has been moving into healthier product ranges such as Vitamin Water, Powerade and Simply Orange to name a few. There is nothing wrong with diversification unless the corporation is not acting in the public’s best interests.
However, we have recently learnt that back in October, Coca-Cola contributed more than a million dollars to the fight against GMO labeling. And needless to say, many people are not very impressed with their actions.
Andrew Kimbrell, the founder of the Center for Food Safety, said, “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.”
A petition has been launched to stop Coca-Cola from funding the anti-GMO labeling campaign. Coca-Cola is obviously hiding something which they would prefer to stay hidden – at least for the time being anyway.
Coca-Cola was apparently distributing funds to the campaign via their sister-brand Honest Tea who themselves claim they are GMO-free. So why all the cloak and dagger nonsense?
Grow up Coca-Cola. The public has a right to know what is in in their food and drink. Companies like Coca-Cola should not be able to stop this knowledge from spreading.
Marine Patriot Blog reports:
Coca-Cola has been having a rough time. The company owns Honest Tea, Odwalla, Powerade, Vitamin Water, Simply Orange, and other products marketed to health-conscious consumers. But it is best known for making Coke, a product that is utterly devoid of nutritional value and is often blamed for contributing to the obesity epidemic, an epidemic that is costing hundreds of billions of dollars and causing hundreds of thousands of deaths each year.