Search This Blog

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Turn it around! Truth in labels and big food boycotting!

Making Scarlett a tomato sandwich, I was out of Veganaise so I reached for what I thought was at least a "lesser evil" mayonaise that we had in the house from a "big food" company.  Made with Olive Oil, right?

Well, turning to the ingredients on back.. 1st ingredient Water.. 2nd Soybean Oil.. before the 3rd ingredient (and who knows exactly how much) Olive Oil.  GMO's are everywhere. If a product has un-organic soybean anything in it.. you are consuming them.  I think probably the scariest GMO'ed food of all.  Pretty much all processed foods contain some form of soy, if not the majority.
Lesson here (and nothing new) but I obviously needed a refresher.  You can't trust any front label.  Turn it around and maybe we can start turning our health back around. 

Speaking of turning things around.. here is something that might help make life a little easier when shopping.  

New App BUYCOTT Lets You Boycott Koch Brothers, Monsanto And More By Scanning Your Shopping Cart

Genius app.  Idea from a former Microsoft programmer.  I'll try not to hold that against her.  Buycott is a new app that will help us put our money where our mouth is.. and isn't that really what matters to Monsanto and these big food companies?  No one is hearing us while their products are flying off the shelves. 

The following is from Buycott's site: 

Have you ever wondered whether the money you spend ends up funding causes you oppose?
A buycott is the opposite of a boycott. Buycott helps you to organize your everyday consumer spending so that it reflects your principles.
Example: During the SOPA/PIPA debate in 2012, a number of companies pushed to pass legislation that reduced online freedom of expression, while other companies fought hard to oppose the legislation. With Buycott, a campaign can be quickly created around a cause, with the goal of targeting companies with a boycott unless they change their position, or buycotting a company to show your support.
When you use Buycott to scan a product, it will look up the product, determine what brand it belongs to, and figure out what company owns that brand (and who owns that company, ad infinitum). It will then cross-check the product owners against the companies and brands included in the campaigns you've joined, in order to tell you if the scanned product conflicts with one of your campaign commitments.

No comments:

Post a Comment