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Corporate Giant Nestlé Makes Contradictions Concerning GMOs

Lisa Garber
September 12th, 2012
Updated 11/01/2012 at 10:20 pm
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onewaysigns 235x147 Corporate Giant Nestlé Makes Contradictions Concerning GMOs

GMOs are not the answer, Nestlé personnel says, but they’ll follow the money. Nestlé has taken measures to calculate its water footprint and educate farmers to practice sustainable farming, but has meanwhile wiggled over $1 million to the “Say No to 37” campaign. (The campaign fights the proposal to label genetically modified organisms—GMOs–in California.)

Nestlé Supports Sustainability (Or Not)

Nestlé has been caught contradicting itself, however. While one of its hands pushes against GMO-labeling, the other—the Swiss one—is championing sustainable agriculture. Hans Jöhr, Nestlé’s corporate head of sustainable agriculture, proclaims that GM isn’t the solution to world hunger.

“There are a lot of new breeding technologies today that don’t use GM food. You can do a lot of things without GM. GM per se is not a golden bullet, but may be an interesting tool in the box.”

While Jöhr may have the right idea, Nestlé USA isn’t cooperating.

“We have a very simple way of looking at GM: listen to what the consumer wants. If they don’t want it in products, you don’t put it in them.”

Consumers Uninformed, Betrayed by FDA

The problem with that “very simple way of looking at GM” is that North American consumers don’t want GMOs in their food. Back in March, the Food and Drug Administration deleted 1 million signatures on the “Just Label It” Campaign calling for GMO labeling. In one survey, The Hill’s Mark Mellman found that “voters express almost unanimous support for mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods.” Other surveys and polls have revealed at least 89 percent support for labeling.

Interestingly, a Brazilian court has recently demanded that multi-billion dollar food giant Nestlé label all of their products as genetically modified that have over 1% GMO content. The ruling reportedly coincides with Brazilian law which demands all food manufacturers alert consumers to the presence of GMOs within their products.

Of course there is no question - Nestlé is not in favor of GMO labeling.

Americans and Canadians aren’t asking corporations to put GMOs in their food. More likely, many citizens are simply uninformed—and the likes of Nestlé USA would keep it that way, no matter that Switzerland and dozens of countries and regions have notable restrictions and even bans on GMOs.

California will vote on Prop 37 on November 6th and, with luck, pitch the remaining dominoes to fall in favor of healthier, more sustainable food and practices.

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  • Marci

    Who does this degenerate think he is? I fully believe the monster is possessed of a demon or maybe several demons!

  • Joseph Sabuni

    Who buys Nestle products anyway. I'm in med-free robust health at 75, even with a full head of hair, (thanks to, and I dont consume ANY Nestle product.

    There is Nestle's Fitness cereal, which flies-off the shelves, and is up to 40% sugar, (with its 76 harmful effects); grains, GMO or not we dont know. Grains are high in insulin-disturbing lectins and leptins leading to obesiy, diabetes2 etc.

    Or take their Life (Lie) drinking water, thats either filtered tap water or water stolen form underground from the Great Lakes. You wont know which you drink.

    They have over 2000 products. I dont see one I would consume.


  • John Rambo

    Here is a new 20 minute youtube video which is basically a short radio show. The topic is how Israel and Mossad are the ones behind the fake anti-Islam movie, the killing of the US ambassador, and how they are using all of this to build up to a massive false flag attack which will be used to justify attacking Iran and starting World War 3.