The GMO Boycott Has Gone LIVE

Today the Organic Consumers Association has called for a Boycott of organic brand parent companies that helped defeat Prop 37 in California through confirmed voting fraud (thank you Jon Rappoport for not letting go of this issue). You can read their press release here:

Organic Consumers Association GMO Boycott Press Release

The boycott is one of the most powerful forms of protest people can organize. Sometimes referred to as “moral purchasing” and “organized isolation“, it is time-tested, historically relevant, and can take many forms. It is through this expression that people are able to show the power they truly have over corporations, governments, or other groups that aim to take advantage, oppress, or belittle them.

The boycott has been around since the early 1800’s and has been linked to such great leaders as Mahmoud Ghandi & Martin Luther King Jr. A boycott can take many shapes:

  • A refusal to work by employees (a strike)
  • A refusal to buy a companies products
  • Divestment campaigns in which shareholders withdrawal investments

The bottom line is that companies, corporations, and even governments need our consent, energy, support, and money (energy units) to function and thrive. This is THE SECRET to the effectiveness of the boycott as well as to discovering your own personal power as an individual. The moment people become conscious of this fact the games over.

Here’s the fun part, boycotts in the age of the internet can gain momentum very quickly compared to other forms of organizing. One of the current champions of this phenomenal is Max Keiser who has improved upon the boycott in the information age. His creation: KarmaBanque has the tag line “What goes around comes around”. This short clip explains Max Keiser’s brilliant idea behind his modern boycott:

Regarding our GMO boycott, here are the companies who supported the idea that you don’t get to know what is in your food (or no on prop 37):

  • PepsiCo (Donated $2.5M): Naked Juice, Tostito’s Organic, Tropicana Organic
  • Kraft (Donated $2M): Boca Burgers and 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
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