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Have a Coke and a GMO?
Politico ^ | 28 Oct 2013 | Bill Tomson

Posted on 10/28/2013 1:46:29 PM PDT by Theoria

The Coca-Cola Company isn’t smiling about the latest effort to force labels on foods and beverages that contain genetically modified organisms – this time in Washington State. It’s on a long list of manufacturers that sell products using ingredients derived from either corn or soy, both of which are nearly impossible to source in the United States without using genetically modified crops.

In fact, should Washington pass its ballot initiative 522 next week, good luck finding any processed foods or beverages in an Evergreen State grocery store that don’t have GMO warning labels.

Coca-Cola and PepsiCo both are on a list of 34 companies that now have contributed to a combined $11 million donation made by the Grocery Manufacturers Association to the campaign against I-522, which would require products in Washington to be labeled when they contain GMOs, GMA revealed earlier this month. Coke and Pepsi were identified as giving $1.52 million and $1.35 million respectively. In total, the “No on I-522” campaign has raised $21.4 million, and — at press time — had spent only $13 million of that amount.

Other top donors include: Nestle USA Inc. ($1,528,206), General Mills ($869,270), ConAgra Foods ($828,521), Campbell Soup ($384,888), The Hershey Company ($360,450), The J.M. Smucker Company ($349,977), Kellogg Company ($322,049) and Hormel Foods Company ($76,803).

Ballots are being collected through Nov. 5. The law, if passed, would go into effect on July 1, 2015, in Washington, though experts believe the vote ultimately could force companies to begin labeling for GMOs nationwide rather than create separate labels for one state.

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TOPICS: Food; Society
KEYWORDS: cancer; cocacola; coke; cokecola; corruption; fda; geneticallymodified; gmo; hfcs; infertility; label; monsanto; nohumanstudies; onlyuscn; washington
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1 posted on 10/28/2013 1:46:29 PM PDT by Theoria
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To: Theoria

I like my Coke, but...if someone’s biggest concern about that concoction of chemicals is the GMO in the almost-poison HFCS, they need to reexamine their priorities.


2 posted on 10/28/2013 1:49:17 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Bryanw92

Hah...ya mean corn sugar...nice nom de guerre


3 posted on 10/28/2013 1:52:16 PM PDT by Theoria
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To: Bryanw92

Actually, this could help.

I’ve not heard that sugar is GMO. If that throws more market share to the products using real sugar, it could put a dent in the HFCS stranglehold on the market.


4 posted on 10/28/2013 1:54:01 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Bryanw92

Actually, this could help.

I’ve not heard that sugar is GMO. If that throws more market share to the products using real sugar, it could put a dent in the HFCS stranglehold on the market.


5 posted on 10/28/2013 1:54:02 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Theoria

I wish I had one those old Pontiac GMO’s now. Plenty of room to lean back and have a Coke.


6 posted on 10/28/2013 1:55:31 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: DannyTN

Good point about possibly Coke and Pepsi may return to sugar instead of HFCS....its only in US and Canada they use HFCS instead of sugar....elsewhere in world Coke and Pepsi use sugar


7 posted on 10/28/2013 1:58:25 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Fact Is: GOPe want ObamaCare.)
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To: SeminoleCounty

I think Sierra Mist uses sugar.


8 posted on 10/28/2013 2:01:14 PM PDT by gattaca ("If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything." Mark Twain)
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To: SeminoleCounty
You can pick up sugar Coke and Pepsi at the local hispanic supermarket or in the hispanic section of your grocery store.

Hecho en Mexico.

9 posted on 10/28/2013 2:03:14 PM PDT by Theoria
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To: Theoria
$11 million is being spent to defeat stupidity, and stupidity still might prevail.

This is what happens when you stop teaching science in school in favor of indoctrinating students with diversity, multiculturalism, and economic and social justice.

10 posted on 10/28/2013 2:04:23 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: Theoria
Beer also


11 posted on 10/28/2013 2:06:41 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: Bryanw92
....in the almost-poison HFCS

Good thing you never eat honey. If HFCS is man made almost-poison, then honey is nature made almost-poison.

12 posted on 10/28/2013 2:07:38 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: count-your-change

“I wish I had one those old Pontiac GMO’s now.”

Uhmmmm...GTO, possibly?


13 posted on 10/28/2013 2:08:58 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Theoria

I marched in the Coca-Cola 100th Anniversary Parade in Atlanta. Longest, hottest parade I’ve ever been in. Damn thing was like 3 miles. Most parades are about half a mile.


14 posted on 10/28/2013 2:12:03 PM PDT by real saxophonist (Rock, paper, scissors, GUN. I win.)
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To: Mase

>>Good thing you never eat honey. If HFCS is man made almost-poison, then honey is nature made almost-poison.

I guess I should have put “almost-poison” in quotes. I hear that on the internet constantly. Everyone warns you about the evil danger of HFCS. The same people warn me about GMO all the time.

I used to live on a nuclear submarine, with a reactor at one end, torpedoes at the other, 16 Poseidon missiles in the middle, hundreds of feet of seawater over my head, and everything was operated by 20-24 year olds. I’m not really scared of stuff in food.


15 posted on 10/28/2013 2:12:10 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: real saxophonist

Dam, good thing they had cokes on hand!


16 posted on 10/28/2013 2:12:27 PM PDT by Theoria
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To: Theoria

Yeah, they did, and they were very welcome.


17 posted on 10/28/2013 2:17:57 PM PDT by real saxophonist (Rock, paper, scissors, GUN. I win.)
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To: DannyTN

It isn’t yet, but it will be in ten years or less. They are working on a GMO sugar cane that will be nitrogen fixing like legumes (peas and beans), ending or greatly reducing the need for chemical fertilizer.

And it will be just as safe or safer than non GMO sugar and way better for the environment.

People who are so scientifically ignorant about GMO food crops should simply purchase expensive certified organic foods and stop being a nuisance to the rational members of the human race.


18 posted on 10/28/2013 2:20:43 PM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with brute force, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: Theoria

Yeah, and those are really good. In glass bottles.


19 posted on 10/28/2013 2:21:45 PM PDT by real saxophonist (Rock, paper, scissors, GUN. I win.)
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To: Bryanw92
My bad. Boy, did I ever miss the point of your post.

...used to live on a nuclear submarine, with a reactor at one end, torpedoes at the other, 16 Poseidon missiles in the middle, hundreds of feet of seawater over my head, and everything was operated by 20-24 year olds. I’m not really scared of stuff in food.

No kidding. That really puts things into perspective well.....We've become a nation of phobics. This is just more chemicalphobia. It's a common affliction these days. I blame government education.

20 posted on 10/28/2013 2:25:16 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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