Who Owns Organic?


Finally– the updated version of “Who owns Organic” is out, the previous version was from way back in 2009. ALWAYS eye-opening! “The latest update now includes the top 100 food processors in North America.” What does this mean?  I compare it to the fact that Tom’s of Maine is owned by Colgate, and Burt’s Bees by  Clorox. Many feel different about those products when they find that out. I used to buy Back to Nature organic Mac-N-Cheese, until I found out they were owned by Kraft. Big companies buy up smaller organic companies because as we all know organic is big business. I’ve gone back to buying Annie’s organic Mac-n-Cheese, even though it is $.50 more/box. Some of these big companies oppose GMO-labeling (not positive which ones, but I’m sure some did). It goes back to voting with our dollars, and many choose to support independently owned companies vs all our money going back to Haines, Kraft, etc….

Link to chart: http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/05/who-owns-organics-updated/

Link to Private Label Organic brands: http://www.cornucopia.org/graphics/OrganicPLabelJul07.pdf

Link to Independent Organic brands: http://www.cornucopia.org/wp-content/themes/Cornucopia/downloads/OrganicIndJan08.pdf