We deserve to know what's in our food.
A Time magazine poll in January 1999 reported that 81% of those surveyed supported the mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods. [1]  A more recent ABC News poll in June 2011 showed that 93% of Americans favor mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods. [2]  How is it that policy with such overwhelming popular support over such a long period of time has gone ignored?  One need not look further than the army of lobbyists representing powerful business interests that don't want to see GMO labels on food.  The major chemical companies like Monsanto and DuPont don't want consumers to know that some ingredients in the product they're buying was made from patented, genetically-modified seed.  The major snack food manufacturers don't want consumers to know that the product they're buying was made with the cheapest GMO ingredients available.

Knowing what's in your food is a basic right.  Consumers in the European Union have a right to know if their food contains GMOs, although most GMOs are not approved for human consumption.  All Chinese and Russian consumers have a right to know if their food contains GMOs.  Saudi Arabian consumers have a right to know if their food contains GMOs. [3]  But Americans have been left in the dark by companies seeking the maximize profits and the politicians who are willing to do their bidding.

This campaign starts with a list of all companies that donated more than $150,000 to oppose GMO labeling in California.  For a company to be removed from the list, it must publicly commit to supporting mandatory GMO labeling on food.

Companies to Avoid

Abbott Nutrition (source) Donated $234,500 to No on Prop 37
BASF SE (source) Donated $2,000,000 to No on Prop 37
Bayer Corporation (source) Donated $2,000,000 to No on Prop 37
Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. (source) Donated $422,900 to No on Prop 37
Bumble Bee Foods, LLC (source) Donated $368,500 to No on Prop 37
Campbell Soup Company (source) Donated $500,000 to No on Prop 37
Cargill, Inc. (source) Donated $226,846 to No on Prop 37
ConAgra Foods, Inc. (source) Donated $1,176,700 to No on Prop 37
Dean Foods Company (source) Donated $253,950 to No on Prop 37
Del Monte Foods Company (source) Donated $674,100 to No on Prop 37
Dole Packaged Foods (source) Donated $171,261 to No on Prop 37
E. I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (source) Donated $5,400,000 to No on Prop 37
Flowers Foods, Inc. (source) Donated $182,000 to No on Prop 37
General Mills, Inc. (source) Donated $1,135,300 to No on Prop 37
H. J. Heinz Company (source) Donated $500,000 to No on Prop 37
Hormel Foods Corporation (source) Donated $374,300 to No on Prop 37
Kellogg Company (source) Donated $790,000 to No on Prop 37
Knouse Foods, Inc (source) Donated $164,731 to No on Prop 37
Kraft Foods Inc. (source) Donated $1,950,500 to No on Prop 37
Mars, Inc. (source) Donated $376,650 to No on Prop 37
McCormick & Company, Inc. (source) Donated $248,200 to No on Prop 37
Monsanto Company (source) Donated $8,112,867 to No on Prop 37
Nestlé S.A. (source) Donated $1,315,600 to No on Prop 37
Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. (source) Donated $387,100 to No on Prop 37
PepsiCo Inc. (source) Donated $2,145,400 to No on Prop 37
Pinnacle Foods Group LLC (source) Donated $266,100 to No on Prop 37
Rich Products Corporation (source) Donated $225,537 to No on Prop 37
Sara Lee Corporation (source) Donated $343,600 to No on Prop 37
Smithfield Foods Inc. (source) Donated $683,900 to No on Prop 37
Syngenta AG (source) Donated $2,000,000 to No on Prop 37
The Coca-Cola Company (source) Donated $1,700,500 to No on Prop 37
The Dow Chemical Company (source) Donated $2,000,000 to No on Prop 37
The Hershey Company (source) Donated $493,900 to No on Prop 37
The J.M. Smucker Company (source) Donated $485,000 to No on Prop 37
Unilever PLC (source) Donated $372,100 to No on Prop 37
Wrigley Company (source) Donated $237,664 to No on Prop 37
[ - ] DailyBread 3 points,

Hi everyone....It may be more fruitful to encourage companies that do not use gmo products in their food to label the packaging.If it is true that 90+% of consumers want to know if gmo's are in their food, it's a no-brainer...We encourage companies with our pocketbook.

[ - ] Bonnie 2 points,

 Join the campaign "Support Prop 37 Donors" for a list of companies that donated at least $10K to help California's Prop 37. "Say No to GMO - Monsanto Products Boycott; Non-GMO Buycott" also has a longer list of those companies without GMO's, or who have donated to help labeling laws.

[ - ] gdeluca 2 points,
Silk milk has gmo labelling on their cartons
[ - ] jennifer.rogers.31924 1 points,

Hi! Thanks for putting this campaign together. However, to better utilize it I was hoping you could add some companies to Buycott who support GMO labeling. Such as: Chipotle Mexican Grill, Stoneyfield Farms, Organic Valley, Amy's Kitchen, Robeks Smoothies, Earth Balance, Sharky's Woodfired Mexican Grill, Eden Foods, Numi Organic Tea, Lundberg Family Farms

[ - ] weaselman 1 points,

We have to remember to back up every boycott with reason.  Can you provide documentation as to why those companies should be added to the list?

[ - ] icykat 1 points,

I believe they meant add to the "buycott" list, not the boycott list. To buycott is to buy from those companies. I would second on the Amy's Kitchen; as the company is strictly vegetarian and has vowed never to use GMOs. To add companies who oppose GMOs would be a nice option, so that consumers would know what to buy as opposed to only knowing what not to buy. (:

[ - ] organic 1 points,

Check this one out, I tried to formulate a list on the good side and the not good side http://buycott.com/campaign/401/yes-to-organic-nongmo-no-to-monsanto-gmo-safe-food-list

[ - ] laura.clay 1 points,
Light life does not have gmo.
[ - ] onq247 1 points,
[ - ] tempchennai 1 points,

If you see HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup) in any product, you can be sure that it is made of GMOs.High Fructose Corn Syrup: Clue to Bee Colony Collapse Disorder?http://www.mpbn.net/News/MaineNewsArchive/tabid/181/ctl/ViewItem/mid/3475/ItemId/28310/Default.aspx

[ - ] truthseeker132 1 points,
New design everyone!!! :D
[ - ] stoney28z 1 points,

Monasanto has done nothing but make harmful products.Not one of the things they make is not harmful. I can't belive they are still in business.

[ - ] danielquinn 1 points,
We don't need blanket GMO labeling. we need responsible regulations about GMO products. Suicide seeds are a terrible idea, but tomatoes that take longer to go bad ate an excellent idea. This fear mongering around all GMO products does nothing but sew disinformation.
[ - ] jeru 1 points,
we need GMO labeling!
[ - ] tantralane 1 points,

are there any laws in the US at all about labeling gmo's in our food?Please contact the stores asking them not to stock these foods and not to support these company's that make these foods.

[ - ] david.mohr.75 1 points,

I think you should change your website as cott is a soft drink manufacturer similar to coke.David Mohr

[ - ] la.hechicera 1 points,

I see many products labeled NONGMO VERIFIED yet they use CANOLA OIL in preparing their products. Garden of Eatin is one of those companies. How can that be? Canola oil (RAPESEED OIL) originally was used in chemicals and is posion. Canada genetically altered the rapeseed to produce canola oil. There is no such thing as a canola.The oil has been blamed for many health issues. It takes several years to show it's full health issues.

[ - ] nisedreemz 1 points,
Instead of forcing companies to label their products, which they clearly don't want to do. Why not encourage companies to over label their products when they are organic, or conform to healthy lifestyles. Screw GMO labeling. How about a certain color for organic food boxes and products. There is still only one way to change the world and that is to stop paying for the crap we know is crap.
[ - ] monabrown 1 points,
[ - ] monabrown 1 points,
[ - ] xxxbleepkrigglexxx 1 points,
My silk milk has the no gmo label on it now, which I trust but the app still says that it does have gmos I think that's needs to get re-evaluated
[ - ] hertawhupfeld 1 points,
I work at one of the largest Grocery chains in the country. Not proud of it but it's a job. I just want to say the Very Best Way to get at these suits is to grow your own food. I know not everyone wants to but it doesn't take much for a small garden. Than any other products you might need you can but at say a grocery discount store or a CO-OP. Start one in your area. Buy farmers markets. I do and I also buy some stuff at the store I work at.
[ - ] Summer69 1 points,
Exactly what dailybread said !!!! A no- brainer, money in the bank......
[ - ] dwdoucet 1 points,
How do you join a campaign? I keep clicking join campaign and it says I joined but when I go to my profile it says 0 campaigns. I've tried contacting buycott but no one is getting back to me.
[ - ] laura.clay 1 points,
Silk is a part of the non-gmo project and labels their products accordingly.
[ - ] Theoddhippie 1 points,
It would be Great if it said on here what things are GMO free and safe to eat !
[ - ] Royk 1 points,
The same problem is all around America as continent, is incredible that, the continent with bigger potential to nurish the world have 0 labeling regulations for GMOs. We would like to encourage people in Latin america to use this app and add products in conflict. Local greenpeace office in Mexico has created a GMO guide that use could start to update here. We should be united. Is not about encouraging companies to do not use GMO cause we know they will don't care, what we need to do is let people know which products are, why are harmful and ask people to avoid purchasing those products.
[ - ] dw09091967 1 points,
[ - ] iloveturtles 1 points,
Wow sad that GMOs exist , anyone have gardening tips :p
[ - ] healthyeater23 1 points,
We'll I say, screw GMOs!
[ - ] brandon.b.johnson.52 1 points,
Labeling GMO products is not asking for much. Yes it will bring awareness to people and hopefully Change their minds about certain foods but how is that harmful to the public? The only thing stopping GMO labeling is the greed and corruption of CEOs and politician backing them!
[ - ] Netdiver 1 points,
We need to spread the word.
[ - ] nom_28 1 points,

Are there any companies to support? Who donated money to lobby yes?

[ - ] TomHR 1 points,
Maryland is just about to vote on a bill (HB 1191, SB778) requiring GMO labeling, but needs support : Www.facebook.com/GMOfreeMD
[ - ] gseaborn 1 points,
Anyone know about Smartfood popcorn? The app says it doesn't contain any GMO but as it is corn I am concerned!
[ - ] ashleyspringer12 1 points,
I'm so happy to have found this app :) Not so happy it's necessary to have this app in the first place.
[ - ] lori.lawrence.108 1 points,
On the front of the box it says NON GMO Project VERIFIED nongmoproject.org. Are they or aren't they? Perhaps this app has old information.
[ - ] nisedreemz 1 points,
I like Dailybreads idea
[ - ] michael.karim.77 1 points,
if some companies in america use gmos in their products, does that mean that those gmos are also in my food here in europe, eventhough they are manufactered here? like kraft for example. here in belgium gmos aren't allowed in our food (if i'm correct)
[ - ] Bonnie 1 points,

This is a great campaign! But please also consider signing up for several other campaigns. I especially like  "Support Prop 37 Donors." This campaign lists companies that donated at least $10,000 to support California's GMO labeling law (Prop 37). I have also started a campaign, "Say 'NO' to GMO - Monsanto Products Boycott." These other campaigns have companies that I don't have, and I have companies that are not on their lists. Between us, we have pretty much covered the companies that stand for and against GMO labeling, and those companies, or their subsidiaries or sister companies, who are using GMO's in their products. In the near future, I am planning to add companies to Buycott, who are not on the "Support Prop 37 Donors" target list.Thank you.

[ - ] nekeeyab 1 points,
Silk milk is now apart of the No GMO Project, with No GMO labeling on the cartons. Now what??
[ - ] Kennit 1 points,

I was just about to comment about this. There's no need to have compliant products coming up as a conflict when you scan them. Is there any way to update the database to reflect the companies who have begun labelling?