If you have not heard the news yet, let me fill you in. Have you seen the box with the bunny on the front label? These products are known as Annie’s Homegrown: Natural and Organic Foods. You and your children may have enjoyed these products over the years. Many supporters of Annie’s foods have relied on these various products for a long time, knowing that they can count on these products being safe for their children.
For example, on Annie’s website, they share their “Ingredient Promise”
No Artificial Flavors
No Synthetic Colors
No Synethetic Preservatives
No Growth Hormones
No Persistent Pesticides
Based on these promises, Annie’s has received a large amount of support from the Whole Food Movement and has been a favorite to families across the nation.
Enter General Mills...
Unfortunately, Annie’s has been bought out by General Mills. We don't know all the details of this transaction but what we do know is that most of us against GMOs are also against General Mills.
General Mills is one of the largest food companies in the world. General Mills is aware that Annie’s consumers trust the products they put out, and would like to take advantage of this opportunity by selling these organic products that people have learned to love. Yet, in the recent past General Mills has been a huge GMO supporter and has gone as far as spending millions of dollars to prevent GMO labeling.
Our friends at Realfarmacy.com say-
“General Mills was one of the most generous donators toward the campaign to prevent GMO labeling initiative prop 37 in California. They put $1,135,300 (as of 2012) into anti-GMO-labeling propaganda in Califonia alone.”
Conversely, over the years General Mills has attempted to appeal the GMO movement:
“By changing the ingredients in Cheerios into a product that is almost completely free of GMOs. However, General Mills saw no increase in sales from this effort to win over the awake and aware population thus CEO Ken Powell has proclaimed they will not be offering anymore GMO-free products in the future. It goes to show that this corporation is much more concerned with their profits than the health of their consumers.”
Public Backlash to General Mills Buying Annie's...
Now that the word is out, many previously loyal customers will no longer buy any of Annie’s products. We vote with our dollars and who wants their money going to a GMO supporting company like General Mills? Not me.
Reactions to this news have not been pretty. Many fans of Annie’s Products have shared their opinion on this matter on Annie’s Facebook page.
One of the most common reactions to this matter is fear that the product will change:
“The General Mills Annies will NOT be the same as the original Annies, it will be modified and mass produced in massive factories and the recipe tweaked with cheaper ingredients to make more product to feed the American public. What a shame they sold out?
Another more important issue that people have stated is that their money will go against GMO labeling...
“I will not be buying Annie's products anymore. Our people & my children deserve more than to be controlled by BIG FOOD and their profiteering. They will use these profits from your once amazing products to buy lawmakers and further poison Americans. They will cheaply source "organic" ingredients from poor countries with few regulations, exploiting them for profit and worsen the hardships on American farmers. Sad day Annie's. You not only sold yourselves out, but the American people.”
A different follower had this to say-
“The people that really care about products like Annie's are also passionate about GMO labeling. General Mills coughed up over a million dollars during Prop 37 here in CA. I will not give money to a company that is against what Annie's stood for.”
Alternatives to Annie's...
Now that many of us will no longer be purchasing Annie’s products, here are some alternative solutions that support non-GMO efforts
If you like Annie’s Mac and Cheese:
OR make your own! Here is a recipe for Organic, Non-GMO Mac and Cheese with a Gluten-free variation
If you like Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies & Pretzels:
OR make your own! Here is a recipe for Homemade Cheddar Cheese Crackers
If you like Annie’s Fruit Snacks:
OR make your own! Here is a recipe for Homemade and Healthy Fruit Snacks
If you like Annie’s Salad Dressing:
- OR Make Your Own! Here’s 10 Organic Homemade Salad Recipes
If you like Annie’s Gluten Free Cookies:
OR Make Your Own! Here is a Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
Give us your feedback!
What are your thoughts on General Mills buying Annie’s? Do you have any additional products/companies to suggest?
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