Viewpoint: Use Amazon Smile to support real charities—not Non-GMO Project’s fearmongering

| | December 19, 2017

Many people will turn to the Internet this year for holiday shopping, with Amazon being a popular choice. Savvy shoppers will likely participate in Amazon’s Smile Program, which donates 0.5% of qualifying purchases to the charity of the user’s choice.

But many shoppers will be surprised to learn that The Non-GMO Project is considered a charitable organization by Amazon.

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The Non-GMO Project is responsible for the little orange butterflies popping up on food packaging. … Unfortunately, its roots go deep into the anti-GMO movement and its current messaging is decidedly against the technology. The Non-GMO Project uses its soapbox to spread plenty of false and misleading information about biotechnology and GMOs.

Related article:  Non-GMO Project says proposed ban of its butterfly label violates First Amendment

The fact that The Non-GMO Project attempts to exploit the goodwill of the season to extract donations is nauseating. There is nothing educational, charitable, scientific, literate, or public safety about it.

Instead of supporting an activist organization that uses fear and lies to spread its agenda, how about using your Amazon Smile to support an organization actually doing some good in the world? There are plenty of good causes that need additional funds, including those supporting farmers and agriculture.

The Non-GMO Project can extort money at another time.

Read full, original post: Is The Non-GMO Project a Charity? Amazon thinks so.

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9 thoughts on “Viewpoint: Use Amazon Smile to support real charities—not Non-GMO Project’s fearmongering”

  1. This non-GMO smarm outfit charges grocery food packers a fee for allowing them to apply their label to certain products. The cost gets passed along to the consumer, i.e. the dupe who buys the product. Every package of every “non-GMO project” labeled product that goes into the grocery buggy carries a fee chit, paid at the cash register, which then filters up through the supply chain and eventually finds its way back to its source….which turns out to be some marketing manager hired by the “non-GMO project” who made up the BS about how great “organic” food is for the body & soul of every idiot who buys it. It’s nothing more than textbook marketeering that bilges out of today’s business schools.

    • Odd to care if people you dont know buy product a over product b. Unless you have a financial stake in their said purchasing decision. Ever considered maybe said consumer doesnt mind the added cost?

      • I really don’t care if you waste your money. Keep on doing that. But if you might take the time to actually evaluate your wastefulness you might realize that there are better ways to spend it. Childhood cancer charities could use some of your squandered resources. Disaster relief agencies need every penny they receive. If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. So go ahead, TP, keep flushing yourself down the drain.

          • Right, you shouldnt care why people buy product a over product b, Dont be the weirdo bothering people in piggly wiggly.

          • Dumb as a post, you are, presuming that you know, but don’t. The grocery manager asked me about GMOs, so I informed him. He didn’t seem “bothered”, he seemed grateful to receive authentic information instead of that wall of BS that he gets from the corporate office. He is an intelligent fellow, and I got the impression that he would like to know more. Next time I go to the store (different place than piggly wiggly by the way; you surely do ASSume a lot), he & I will take up the conversation again. I will be sure to speak in more complete sentences and with more probity than people get from you. Where did you go to school for your 5th grade education anyway? I know that you received a diploma from preschool, but did you go any further than that?

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