‘Don’t bite the hand that feeds you’: Cargill’s partnership with Non-GMO Project irks farmers

| | March 24, 2017

[Editor’s note: Read the GLP’s profile of the Non-GMO Project here.]

Careful what you tweet…especially if you’re a company kicking your suppliers in the face.

Right as National Agriculture Week was starting in the United States, the giant agriculture company Cargill tweeted this gem [see below].

While I may not personally like the non-GMO product lines, I understand that Cargill has customers that want to purchase non-GMO products and Cargill wants to sell those products.

The problem is that they have partnered with the Non-GMO Project to obtain certification of products.Screen Shot at PM

Unfortunately, while the organization might paint itself as an innocent verification process for non-GMO products, its roots go deep into the anti-GMO movement and its current activities are decidedly against the technology.

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In case you’re wondering, some of the major donors of the Non-GMO Project include the following: Annie’s Organic, Nature’s Path, Earth’s Best Organic, Eden Organic, Nutiva, Silk, Kashi, SunRidge Farms Organic, Traditional Medicinals Wellness Teas, and Dr. Bronner’s. Not that any of those folks have a financial interest in anti-GMO rhetoric or anything…

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So, the question really comes down to – why the heck is Cargill paying this organization and supporting its efforts?!

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion, and analysis. Read full, original post: Cargill Proudly Partners with Non-GMO Project

For more background on the Genetic Literacy Project, read GLP on Wikipedia

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion, and analysis. Click the link above to read the full, original article.
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