Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Declaration to Supermarkets and Food Outlets
Here is a copy of a rough draft composed by The CON Trail in New Zealand for those who wish to give such a form to local food markets and suppliers. Please revise and personalize with your own views.
Declaration to supermarkets and food outlets
... and mandate to self to abide by these convictions:
I will not buy
Any products containing GMO ingredients – soy, maize, cotton seed, vegetable (Canola) oils, raising ingredients, etc.
Any animal products produced by cruel farming practises – caged eggs, crated pork, etc.
Any animal products produced by using growth hormones, antibiotics, toxic pesticides or dips, etc.
Any animal products prepared using toxic preservatives or dipped in bleach
Any animal that has been genetically engineered or "farmed", such as salmon, etc.
Any product that has toxic preservatives added – nitrates, 220, 223 etc., or any chemical enhancement: MSG, etc.
Any product that has artificial colors added
Any food product from China
Any food product that has been irradiated
Any supermarket bakery item, as they are baked with a premix flour containing soy and other possible GMO ingredients
Any food or drink containing Aspartame or corn syrup as a sweetener
I will not support - any company owned or associated with Monsanto:
Aunt Jemima (Quaker), Betty Crocker (General Mills), Hungry Jack, Campbells, Kraft/Phillip Morris (post cereals), Hershey’s,
Nestle (Carnation), Kellogs, Nature Valley, Nabisco (Phillip Morris), Pillsbur, Heinz, Hellmans, Hunts, Frito-lay/Pepsi, delicious brand cookies, Famous Amos, Healthy Choice (ConAgra), Kid Cuisine (stouffers), Lean Cuisine (stouffers)
Lipton (Unilever), Uncle Ben’s, Pringles (Procter and Gamble, Coca Cola, Minute Made, Pepsi, Cadbury/Sweppes, Capri-sun, Cool-aid, Ocean Spray, V-8, Prego Pasta Sauce, Ragu sauce. Plus any weed control brands e.g. Roundup, Zero etc., seed companies or traits and technology companies such as Acceleron, to name only a few.
I will buy
non GMO products
animal products that have been farmed using humane farming practices
animal products prepared without harmful preservatives, bleaches and chemicals
animal products reared without harmful pesticides and chemicals
cleaning products that do not contain chemicals that harm the environment or my family
personal care products that do not contain chemicals that are harmful to me or my family
I will Support local farmers and food producers that use safe and humane farming practices.
I will also support any overseas company that does the same.
Note: I represent a growing number of people who struggle with shopping, trying to find real food and safe products amongst isles of concoctions posing as food and products dangerous to use. We read all labels and avoid as much processed and chemically laden food as possible.