By Bob McCauley, ND
The main reason I cannot stand attending the Natural Products Expo
(www.expowest.com), which was the first of its kind when it started more than 30 years ago, is that this expo has become nothing more than a party for giant corporations that decided they could make a buck selling crap that has the word “natural” on the box. Not only are these corporations fakes and frauds, they are actually harmful to be industry they supposedly represent.
The truth is that these giant food conglomerates could care less about anything other than their bottom line, which is why most of them spent millions of dollars collective to defeat food labeling laws (proposition 37)in California in 2012. These labeling laws would have compelled food producers to identify foods that had been genetically modified, and this is something that the MegaFood Mafia simply will not tolerate. Therefore, the food conglomerates bandied together their vast resources to defeat proposition 37 in California that would have protected and informed consumers of what they were buying.
If you want to go and party with the MegaFood Mafia each year in Anaheim and then in Baltimore for their Natural Products Expo East show, let me know how it goes because it’s it’s doubtful I’ll be there. If I do attend in the future, I certainly don’t want to be seen anywhere near such despicable fakes that are anything but what they try to appear to be; they put money over product integrity and work diligently, quietly, secretly to undermine the very notion of what they are suppose to be about: A Natural Product. Boycott them all.
Natural News www.naturalnews.com compiled a list below of the MegaFood Mafia culprits who poured millions of dollars into a campaign to defeat proposition 37.
• Kashi (owned by Kellogg, which has contributed $612,000 to defeat Proposition 37) – Kashi cereals contain GMOs!
• Silk soymilk (owned by the nation’s largest dairy, Dean Foods, which has contributed $253,000 to the effort to kill Proposition 37)
• Larabar (owned by General Mills, which has contributed $520,000 to defeat proposition 37)
• R.W. Knudsen (owned by Smucker, which has contributed $387,000 to defeat proposition 37)
• Santa Cruz Organic (also owned by Smucker, which has contributed $387,000 to defeat proposition 37)
• Cascadian Farm (owned by General Mills, which has contributed $520,000 to defeat proposition 37)
• Muir Glen (also owned by General Mills, which has contributed $520,000 to defeat proposition 37)
Shame on every one of them.