Tell Coca Cola: Stop Fighting Our Right To Know

Coke_CallFB2October 2014 Update: Coca-Cola has just committed $1.8 million dollars to the fight against labeling of genetically engineered foods in Oregon and Colorado. Tell Coke to stop funding the fight against your right to know!

More than a quarter of a million people have joined us in pressuring Coke to stop funding opposition to state labeling initiatives, and to get on the side of consumers in supporting national, mandatory labeling for genetically engineered foods. But now Coke has committed $1.8 million to the opposition in state ballot initiatives in Oregon and Colorado.

Coke says it believes in transparency and consumer empowerment.

Join us in telling Coke we have a right to know what we’re eating and drinking!

Call the Coca-Cola hotline at 800-438-2653 between 9 am EDT – 7 pm EDT, and speak out! You can say something like:

“I am deeply disappointed to hear that Coca-Cola is spending $1.8 million dollars to fight against labeling of genetically engineered foods in Oregon and Colorado. I have a right to know what I am eating and drinking and labeling affords me that right. As a consumer, I will not buy Coke products until you stop fighting my right to know at the state level and support mandatory labeling for GE foods.”

If you’re on Facebook or Twitter, post on Coke’s Facebook page or Tweet them at @CocaCola.

Sample Facebook posts:

Why did Coca-Cola just donate $1.8 million to fight against GMO labeling in Oregon and Colorado? You say you support transparency and consumer empowerment. Well I won’t be buying your products until you stop fighting my right to know what’s in my food.

Stop fighting my right to know what’s in my food! Your company just donated $1.8 million dollars in opposition to Oregon and Colorado’s GMO labeling initiatives I won’t buy your products until you get on the right side of history and support mandatory GMO labeling. As a consumer, I have a right to know what’s in my food.

Sample Tweets:

  • @CocaCola stop funding the fight against #GMO labeling! I have a right to know! #CokeBoycott 
  • @CocaCola I refuse to buy Coke products until you stop funding the fight against #GMO labeling  

You can also share and engage with our Facebook post below to help spread the word!

If you haven’t already, join the Coke Boycott!

You’ll get Coke Boycott action updates & complimentary membership in The Food Revolution Network, The Center for Food Safety, & Food Democracy Now!

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In 2013, public learned that Coca-Cola secretly funneled more than $1.5 million through a business association in order to block an initiative that would have required the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Now GMO labeling initiatives are developing in 29 states including Oregon, Vermont and Colorado. 

New information has even come out that Coca-Cola contributed $1.8 million to the opposition in Oregon and Colorado’s 2014 labeling initiatives. 

We’re engaging hundreds of thousands of people worldwide to spread the word about Coca-Cola’s secret campaign contributions, and encouraging people to boycott the brands they market as healthier alternatives until they change their ways.

Sign up to join our Coke Boycott now!

You’ll get Coke Boycott action updates & complimentary membership in The Food Revolution Network, The Center for Food Safety, & Food Democracy Now!

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ABOUT THE COKE BOYCOTT

In 2013, Coca-Cola secretly funneled more than $1.5 million dollars through the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) in order to block an initiative that would have required the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

After the Washington State attorney general’s office threatened a lawsuit against GMA, the organization disclosed their financial backers, which included Coca-Cola.

In 2014, Coca-Cola contributed $1.8 million dollars to the opposition in Oregon and Colorado’s 2014 labeling initiative. 

In addition to its soft drinks, the company owns many brands marketed as healthier alternatives, including Honest Tea, Zico Coconut Water, Odwalla, Zico, Vitamin Water, Simply Orange, and Powerade.

According to Bloomberg News, these Coca-Cola brands played a major role in a 13% increase in their fourth-quarter profits in 2012.

We have a unique opportunity to boycott the Coca-Cola brands being marketed as healthier alternatives until they pledge to cease any and all financial contributions to anti-GMO labeling efforts.

JOIN OVER 230K PEOPLE & SIGN OUR PETITION

Many companies, including Mars, Inc., have responded to consumer pressure and stopped giving money to fight GMO labeling. We are calling on Coca-Cola to join them, and want to urge everyone to help us make this happen.

Join over 230,000 people and sign our petition at Change.org urging Coca-Cola to stop funding efforts to block the labeling of GMOs.

 
When you sign the petition, an email will automatically be sent to several of the decision makers at Coca-Cola. Every signature, and every email makes an impact.

GET THE BUYCOTT APP

Did you know Coca-Cola owns nearly 100 drink brands, including Honest Tea, Powerade, Odwalla, Zico, Vitamin Water and Simply Orange?

We launched a Coke Boycott campaign on Buycott.com to make it easier for you to identify a Coca-Cola brand when you are shopping — and over 4,000 people have already joined our campaign and started identifying Coca-Cola products while shopping.

 
Buycott.com also has a free iPhone and Android app so you can take our Coke Boycott with you wherever you are! If you are ever in doubt about whether Coca-Cola owns a beverage, it takes just a few seconds to find out!

AVOID HONEST KIDS

Coca-Cola purchased the Honest brand several years ago, and they continue to produce the popular Honest Tea along with many other fruit drinks, and they are now producing a product line for children they are calling “Honest Kids.”

The Honest brand proudly doesn’t use GMOs in their products, and they have disclaimers throughout their website saying as much.

Coca-Cola owns one brand that proudly uses no GMOs, but they were caught secretly contributing over $1 million in 2013 to efforts to stop GMO labeling in Washington state.

New information has even come out that Coca-Cola contributed $1.8 million dollars to the opposition in Oregon and Colorado’s 2014 labeling initiatives. 

Parents should know the facts about Honest Kids and Honest Tea. Profits from sale of this brand help parent company Coca-Cola to keep GMO labeling out of grocery stores. Their efforts are making it harder for parents to make smart choices for their children.

Help us spread the truth about Coca-Cola, their Honest Kids brand, and their work to try to prevent GMO labeling.