posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 11:45 AM
The OP is slightly misleading by saying Monsanto owns those companies, they don't.
However, most if not all of those companies are supplied with GMO ingredients, and use them in their products on a regular basis. I remember a thread
from not long ago that supplied another list of companies who acknowledged that they used these 'harmless' ingredients in their products. I will try
and find it again. That list basically lined up with the greeenpeace list and the list the OP posted.
Bottom line, those are companies that support the big ag industry led by Monsanto and their ilk. I have also been trying to weed these products out of
my home. Some of them are healthy options at first glance. Others are foods that my husband and I grew up with and are just old favorites. Simple
things like crackers are on the lists. I really try to make my own foods from scratch, it's not always possible. Being aware of other options gives
people a choice that is more natural if they want it. Food prices being what they are makes it much more difficult, I was surprised to find ( in my
area) that the organic alternatives are no longer $3-$5 more expensive than their mainstream counterparts. These foods have become more desirable and
the price has come down drastically. I spent around $0.10 more for the store brand organic roasted garlic whole wheat crackers than what I would have
spent on the same sized box of tricuits. I actually saved about $0.60 a jar on spaghetti sauce by buying organic. I can't convince them to eat the
organic yogurt though.
I say the same thing about the seeds, if we support the small companies trying to do good with their products while making a living, why not. It only
helps make it possible for them to offer their goods at lower prices, and that benefits everyone! It's not always possible, it is very hard to make
the tough choice between idealism and finances.The more volume a company sells, the cheaper they can offer their products for.
I found the thread that I mentioned,
edit on 2-4-2013 by
woodsmom because: added link