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Join the Boycott

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There were many organic and natural brands, that are owned by Big Food, that contributed to the NO on Prop 37 campaign. They don’t want you to know what’s in your food.

Now, it’s time to tell them you don’t appreciate their support for hiding GMOs in you food. Let them know that you will NOT purchase their products until they meet the conditions set forth in the boycott

(1) Speak out publicly in favor of state efforts to label genetically engineered food.

(2) Contribute as much money to Label-It Washington’s Initiative 522 campaign as their brand’s parent corporation donated to the No on 37 campaign in California.

Let them feel it where it hurts … in their bottom line.

The companies to boycott are …

PepsiCo (Donated $2.5M):

  • Naked Juice
  • Tostito’s Organic
  • Tropicana Organic

Kraft (Donated $2M):

  • Boca Burgers
  • Back to Nature

Safeway (Member of Grocery Manufacturers Association, which donated $2M):

  • “O” Organics

Coca-Cola (Donated $1.7M):

  • Honest Tea
  • Odwalla

General Mills (Donated $1.2M):

  • Muir Glen
  • Cascadian Farm
  • Larabar

Con-Agra (Donated $1.2M):

  • Orville Redenbacher’s Organic
  • Hunt’s Organic
  • Lightlife
  • Alexia

Kellogg’s (Donated $791k):

  • Kashi
  • Bear Naked
  • Morningstar Farms
  • Gardenburger

Smucker’s (Donated $555k ):

  • R.W. Knudsen
  • Santa Cruz Organic

Unilever (Donated $467k):

  • Ben & Jerry’s

Dean Foods (Donated $254k):

  • Horizon
  • Silk
  • White Wave

Click here to join the boycott.

Choose to buy from these companies that supported Prop 37

Ambrosial Granola, inc.
American Natural & Organic Spices
Amy’s Kitchen
Ancient Organics
Annie’s, Inc.
Applegate
B-Alive Natural Foods
Bad Ass Organics
Beagle Bay Organics
Beanfields Snacks
Beanitos, The Original Bean Chips
Bear River Valley Beef
Blackbird Naturals
Brad’s Raw Chips
Bucha Live Kombucha
Bumble Bee Health Foods
Cal-Stevia
Cazadero Winery
Chappellet Winery
Charcoal Companion Inc.
Clif Bar & Company
Country Choice Organic
Cyanotech
Davidsons Organic Teas
Dirty Blonde Brownie Company
Earth Balance
Earthbeam Natural Foods
Earthbound Farm
Earthbound Honey Ltd
Eden Foods
Edward & Sons
Elemental Superfood
Energy Essentials Whole Plant Food Manufacturing Company
Foothill Organic Growers
Four Elements Organics
Foxy Treats
Funnel Mill
Gjelina
Glee’s Baking and Milling Company
Glutino Food Group
GoMacro Inc
Good Earth Natural Foods
Grain Place Foods, Inc.
Granny Lulu’s Gluten-Free Gourmet Sandwiches
Greenville Organic Foods Organization
Guayaki
Gum Tree Inc.
Hail Merry Snacks
Hawaiian Ola
Health-Ade
Healthforce Nutritionals
Heartsong Pasta
Hoa’s Vegetarian & Vegan Spring Rolls
Humboldt Hot Sauce
J&H Produce, Inc.
Jasmin’s Goodies
JuicePlus+
Kona Coffee Farmer’s Association
Las Hermanas Organics
Late July Organic Snacks
Little Bee Pops
Lopino Foods
Lundberg Family Farms
M2 Ingredients, Inc.
Made In Nature
Majestic Chili
Mamma Chia
Mary’s Gone Crackers
MegaFood
Merton’s Maple Syrup
Mt. Eden Organics
Nativas Naturals
Natural Import Company
Naturally Yours Organics
Nature’s Express
Nature’s Kitchen
Nature’s Path Foods
New Chapter
Numi Organic Tea
Nutiva
Organic Valley
Organicville
Pacific Foods
Passport Dinners
Patagonia
Pines International, Inc.
Pop Culture Beverage Company
Purely Organic, Ltd.
Rudi’s Organic Bakery
Rumiano Cheese Co.
Sambazon
San Diego Soy Dairy
Scenario International LLC
SeaSnax
Simpli
Sky Island Organics
SlantShack Jerky
Sproutpeople
St. Helena Olive Oil Co.
Staff of Life Natural Foods
Starbars™
Stonyfield Farm
Straus Family Creamery
Sue’s Organics
SunRidge Farms
Sun Warrior
Sunfood
Sunshine Natural Health Foods
Tambor Açaí
Tasty Brand, Inc.
Teeny Tiny Spice Co. of Vermont
The California Olive
The Grove Certified Organic California Produce
Tilted Shed Ciderworks Hard Cider Brewery
Turtle Island
Udi’s Gluten Free Foods
Uncle Matt’s Organic
United Natural Foods Inc (UNFI)
Via Organica
Vivapura
Wallaby Yogurt Company
Whole Living Naturals
Whole Soy Company

So you see, you still have a lot of choices.

If we want to make a difference, we have to vote with our dollars. That’s the only way right now that we can create change.

Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi

Print out the list of companies to boycott and the list of brands to support.

Together, we can make a difference!

See all Prop 37 endorsements here.

Turkey Tips And Thanksgiving Recipes

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In one week, it will be Thanksgiving here in the U.S.  Here are some tips to help you  make this Thanksgiving a healthy one.

  • Choose a pastured turkey if possible. Conventional turkeys are raised on factory farms, in close unhygienic quarters, injected with antibiotics and fed GMO grains. You will pay a little more for a pastured turkey, but did you know that poultry that are injected with brine may contain up to 40% salt water? So if you subtract the weight of the brine, your cheap factory farmed turkey isn’t so cheap any more. Get more tips on choosing your turkey here and a recipe for Turkey with CranApple-Sage Stuffing.
  • Enter to win a turkey “raised with care.”
  • What kind of veggies do you like with your turkey? Click here to get some healthy veggie  and other recipes  …
    • Sage Green Beans with Pinenuts
    • Ginger Carrots
    • Cuban Stuffed Turkey
    • Deviled Eggs
  • One of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes is Sweet Potatoes and Apples. It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving in my house without it.
  • No meal is complete without a big healthy salad … tossed greens with at least 4 or 5 different raw veggies. Get some ideas here.
  • Thanksgiving wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without dessert. So, here’s a healthy recipe for Paleo Pumpkin Pie. If you don’t want to watch the video, the recipe is about 1/3 of the way down this page. You’ll also find more Thanksgiving recipes before you get to the pie.
  • If you’re not a pumpkin pie fan, here are a couple other healthy desserts for you to enjoy…

So, there you have it. You are now armed with a variety of healthy recipes for a healthy Thanksgiving feast.

Enjoy!

Does Your Olive Oil Measure Up?

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There’s a lot of counterfeit olive oil out there!

Instead of 100% pure extra virgin olive oil, you might be getting virgin rather than extra virgin. Worse yet, you might be getting olive oil that has been diluted with sunflower oil, soy oil or canola oil.

If you buy the cheaper brands of olive oil, you are at risk of buying the counterfeits.

How can you be sure the olive oil you buy really is olive oil?

Read here to find out more.

I just tested my olive oil and it did not pass the test.

4 questions voters should ask about Proposition 37

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