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Sign the Petition to

Muhtar Kent, CEO, the Coca-Cola Company

I was disappointed to learn that Coca-Cola contributed more than $3.2 million to defeat the state initiatives to label genetically engineered foods (or GMOs) in California and Washington. With a new ballot initiative coming in Oregon in November, I urge your company to stop contributing money to state or national campaigns against the labeling of GE food.

Polls have repeatedly shown that the overwhelming majority of Americans—over 90% in most polls—believe GE foods should be labeled. While Coca-Cola claims to provide choice to consumers, you are denying choice by funding the defeat of these measures.

Please stop trying to keep us in the dark about GE foods, and issue a public statement that Coca-Cola will no longer contribute money to anti-labeling efforts.

Signed,

Center for Food Safety

How this will help

What do Monsanto and Coke have in common? They've both spent millions of dollars to keep you in the dark about the foods you buy.

After the narrow defeat of a ballot initiative to label...

What do Monsanto and Coke have in common? They've both spent millions of dollars to keep you in the dark about the foods you buy.

After the narrow defeat of a ballot initiative to label genetically engineered foods in Washington State the public learned that Coca-Cola had secretly contributed more than $1.5 million to the campaign against GE labeling in the state. Coca-Cola also contributed more than $1.7 million to defeat GE labeling in California the year before, making the company one of the largest contributors to the defeat of state labeling efforts.

Organizers in Oregon have just turned in signatures to get GE labeling on the ballot in November—let's tell Coke to stay out of the election.

If you want to know if your food contains gluten, aspartame, high fructose corn syrup, trans-fats or MSG, you simply read the label.  But if you want to know if it's genetically engineered (GE), you're not going to find any information on the package. And Coca-Cola will spend millions to keep it that way—unless we force them not to.

While you may not purchase Coke, the company owns many brands that you might be purchasing, including Honest Tea, Honest Kids, Powerade, Odwalla, Peace Tea, Vitamin Water and Simply Orange. Coca-Cola has been funneling money gained from the sales of organic and non-GMO products like Honest Kids and Odwalla into the "no" campaigns to keep you eating and drinking in the dark. Polls have repeatedly shown that the overwhelming majority of Americans—over 90% in most polls—believe GE foods should be labeled. It's time for company policy to respond to the growing demand for consumer choice.   

Sign the petition urging Coca-Cola to stop funding efforts to block the labeling of genetically engineered foods!

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More information:

[1] Junk Food Lobby Forced to Disclose Donors to its Secret "Defense of Brand Strategic Account"; Contributions to the "No on I-522" campaign (6 donations totaling $1,520,350.00); Contributions to the "No on Prop 37" campaign ($1,700,500.00).

For more information, visit www.cokeboycott.com.

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