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Which giant corporation owns your favorite tiny organic food brand?

Charts showing which brands are owned by which corporations.  I'm thinking about stopping by the bookstore on the way home tonight to pick up a copy of Good Magazine.

http://www.boingboing.net/2008/03/14/which-giant-corporat.html

and

http://awesome.goodmagazine.com/features/009/009buyingorganic.html

Wow.  Good to know.  Thanks for posting Humboldt. 

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I had been avoiding odwalla because I knew it belonged to coca cola. I just recently found out about naked juice though, which is part of pepsi co (as you can see on the list). they got bought up in 2006 I think.
My local co-op is really good about selecting companies that are mostly independent/small/local. Honest Tea just got bought up too, can't remember by whom though.
And in terms of odwalla/naked, I've switched to a local brand called columbia gorge.

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Thanks for posting!  It looks like I need to make my food choices a little bit more stricter :o

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Well, this explains the war between Odwalla and Naked (Coke v. Pepsi). Whatever... Odwalla's still better.  :>

As far as Hain, I already knew they owned 3/4 of Whole Foods. And screw Hain's soymilk; westsoy and edensoy... blegh. Now some Dean soymilk, that's good stuff.  ;)b

Note that Tofurky is not on the list, and is still awesome.
Vitasoy is also safe, as they are the only damn not American soymilk brand I know
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitasoy
I'm still waiting for the taro flavor in the U.S. I might be receptive of melon and malt too...

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Geez, I knew some of these but I didn't know about Odwalla or Naked.  So depressing.....every brand I use is owned by a major corporation that I don't trust.  :(

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Of course!  I should have known :(

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Charts showing which brands are owned by which corporations.  I'm thinking about stopping by the bookstore on the way home tonight to pick up a copy of Good Magazine.

http://www.boingboing.net/2008/03/14/which-giant-corporat.html

and

http://awesome.goodmagazine.com/features/009/009buyingorganic.html

i have that issue of Good at home. I can copy the chart if anyone is interested. just send me a PM to remind me and i can, uh, share it.

the rest of that issue is pretty nasty. the cover story is about how "well treated cows" make tastier steak. eh.

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Cadbury owns Green and Black's?! :( That's new to me, though not surprising. Luckily this list doesn't affect me to much.

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Hey Puppy, I'd love to see the list if you wouldn't mind sharing it.

the rest of that issue is pretty nasty. the cover story is about how "well treated cows" make tastier steak. eh.

 
>:(         >:(

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th only product listed there that I - sometimes - buy is celestial seasonings tea. but it makes me sad about green and blacks chocolate - I've always wanted to try their dark mint chocolate bar... but I still can if I really want to. good to know where it's coming from, though.

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ha, now i feel dumb. i didn't open the links but got all excited cause i knew what magazine HH was talking about. see what happens when i vegweb when i'm at work? boo.

FF, its the links there HH posted. (wow, a lot of letters there)  ::)

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ha, now i feel dumb. i didn't open the links but got all excited cause i knew what magazine HH was talking about. see what happens when i vegweb when i'm at work? boo.

FF, its the links there HH posted. (wow, a lot of letters there)  ::)

Uh well... now I feel dumb too!   ::) 
I thought there were even more charts from another list.   Dur.    :P 

...Where's the dork icon so I can christen myself Dork?!    

           

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th only product listed there that I - sometimes - buy is celestial seasonings tea. but it makes me sad about green and blacks chocolate - I've always wanted to try their dark mint chocolate bar... but I still can if I really want to. good to know where it's coming from, though.

I recently bought some Celestial Seasonings tea for the first time in years... and was thoroughly disappointed!! They seem to have given up on simple and lovely herbal ingredients for the sake of nasty fake 'nature identical' flavours. Pffft.  :(

Hummm, I wonder if/how this kind of list applies internationally. *scratches head*

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I don't really have a problem with this.  Of course I'm inclined to support the little guy when I can, but I also want to reinforce good behavior from the big guy.  The more people buy their organic/vegan/fair trade foods the larger the segment of their business it will become.  Also, they make it easier for the average person, who's not going out of the way the HFS, to buy this stuff. 

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Hershey owns Dagoba! Wow, thanks for this. Burt's Bees was just bought by Clorox too- who knows what will happen with that. Not that much of the brand is vegan to begin with.

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I don't really have a problem with this.  Of course I'm inclined to support the little guy when I can, but I also want to reinforce good behavior from the big guy.  The more people buy their organic/vegan/fair trade foods the larger the segment of their business it will become.  Also, they make it easier for the average person, who's not going out of the way the HFS, to buy this stuff. 

I agree.  Just like the WalMart post that was made, even though I would rather giant corporations didn't own everything, it's better that they are offering more veg*n/fair trade options. 

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true, but they also have a lot of power to, uh, edit definitions and sway the government in terms of labeling practices and whatnot.

i remember a bit back a news story on how big drugs wanted vitamins and the like to be regulated so they were harder to get. or impossible.

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true, but they also have a lot of power to, uh, edit definitions and sway the government in terms of labeling practices and whatnot.

right. this is why I don't trust Whole Foods.. since they toy with what all their marketing words actually mean and have some problem with using the term "fair trade."  Larger corporations are just using buzzwords they know people will latch onto to gain market share that they've lost.  In the end, it's worse for local businesses, worse for the environment and worse for our choices. 

Cadbury owns Green and Black's?! :( That's new to me, though not surprising. Luckily this list doesn't affect me to much.

After Cadbury bought up G&B, the chocolate is no longer vegan.  Anyone who enjoys their Green and Black's should read labels really carefully, because word has it that the labelling in the states hasn't caught up to the ingredients listed on the G&B website.

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Cadbury owns Green and Black's?! :( That's new to me, though not surprising. Luckily this list doesn't affect me to much.

After Cadbury bought up G&B, the chocolate is no longer vegan.  Anyone who enjoys their Green and Black's should read labels really carefully, because word has it that the labelling in the states hasn't caught up to the ingredients listed on the G&B website.

According to their website, all the ingredients listed for their dark chocolate bars are still vegan. 

http://www.greenandblacks.com/what-we-make/bars.html

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Hmm... when I checked it earlier, the US site listed some of them as non-vegan

Got it here

Maybe they changed it back, but word on the street was that at least the 70% and most likely others now have some sort of milk ingredient.

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