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M & O Consumer
Action Kit


What is genetic engineering?

Why Care?

In the Kitchen

In the Supermarket

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Sample Letters to US Government

Companies--Look Who Is Listening!

10 Largest Companies

Food, Farms, and Genetic Engineering

The 10 largest U.S. companies that make our food. . .

Write or e-mail these companies and ask them to stop using GE foods.

1) Philip Morris
Kraft Foods

1 Kraft Court
Glenview, IL 60025

Brands: Post Cereals (Grape Nuts, Honeycomb, Raisin Bran, Shredded Wheat, etc.), Kraft Foods (macaroni, cheeses, condiments, salad dressings, etc.), Maxwell House, Sanka, Starbucks, Gevalia, General Foods, International Coffee, Country Time Lemonade, Crystal Light, Kool-Aid, Tang, Capri Sun, Miracle Whip, Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce, Altoids Mints, Toblerone, Jell-O, Taco Bell Salsa, Minute Rice, Stove Top, Velveeta, Seven Seas Dressings, Calument Baking Powder, Shake 'n Bake, Dream Whip, Di Giorno, Cracker Barrel Cheese, Athenos Feta, Polly-O Cheese, Breyer's, Knudson, Breakstone's, Oscar Mayer, Louis Rich, Claussen, Cool Whip, Jack's Pizza, Tombstone Pizza, Balance Health Bars.

2) Cargill
Cargill Office Center
PO Box 9300
Minneapolis, MN 55440-9300

Processed ingredients for food manufacture: flour, malt, cocoa, corn syrup, glucose, citric acid, corn dextrose, grits, corn meal, seed oils (sunflower, canola, flaxseed, cottonseed).

Brands: Illinois Cereal Mills, Seaforth Corn Mills, Cargill Cacau, Gerkens, Cocoa, Wilbur Chocolate Co., Excel Beef and Pork, Honeysuckle White Turkey.

3) Procter and Gamble
PO Box 599
Cincinnati, OH 45201

Brands: Folgers, Crisco, Jif, Millstone, Olean, Pringles, Sunny Delight
Ingredients: amines, fatty acids, fatty alcohols, glycerine, methyl esters

4) Koch Agricultural Company
4111 E. 37th Street, North
Wichita, KS 67220

Foods: beef, dairy

5) The Kroger Company
1014 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Brands: Kroger, Swan Island Dairy, Clackamas Bakery, Riverside Creamery, La Habra Bakery, Compton Creamery, Tolleson, Pace Dairy, King Sooper's Bakery, Jackson Diary, America's Beverage, Vandervoort's Dairy, Tara, Kenlake, Delight, Country Oven, Crossroad Farms. Michigan Dairy, State Ave., K.B. Specialty Foods, Indianapolis Bakery, Southern Ice Cream Specialties.

6) DuPont
DuPont Agricultural Enterprises
1007 Market St.
Wilmington, DE 19898

Ingredients: Supro brand soy proteins (used in health bars, meats, meat substitutes, low-fat baked goods and as a nondairy milk substitute). In joint venture with General Mills to develop new soy foods.

7) Safeway
5918 Stoneridge Mall Road
Pleasanton, CA 94588-3229

Brands: Safeway, Safeway Select Lucerne, Mrs. Wright's, Vons, Pavilions, Dominick's, Nature's Cupboard, Randall's, Tom Thumb.

8) ConAgra
1 Conagra Drive
Omaha, NE 68102

Brands: Healthy Choice, Peter Pan, Wesson, La Choy, Swiss Miss, Hunt's, Marie Callender's, Van Camp's, Cook's, Butterball Turkeys, Orville Redenbacher's, Banquet, Armour Dairy, Act 22 Popcorn, County Line, Hebrew National, Country Pride, Cook Family Foods, Singleton, Jack Rabbit, Golden Valley Foods, Peavey Grain, Reddi Whip, Miss Wisconsin, Mott's, Decker, Eckrich, Swift Premium
Ingredients:flour, spices, seasonings, natural flavorings, food oils, barley malt for Budweiser, Foster's Carlsberg, Labatt's and Molson.

9) Pepsico
700 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY 10577 800/433-2652

Brands: Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Slice, Mug Root Beer, Aquafina Water, Frappuccino, Mirinda, Lipton, Frito-Lay (frito's Ruffles, Lay's, Doritos, Cheetos, Tostitos, Santitas, Rold Gold pretzels, Sun Chips, Wo! olestra chips, Cracker Jacks, Chester's Popcorn, Grandma's Cookies, Munchos, Smartfood Popcorn, Baken-ets Pork Skins, dips, salsa, Sabritas, 3Ds, Smiths, Potato Crisps, Walkers Potato Crisps), Tropicana Juices, Dole Juices, Funyons

10) Sara Lee Corporation
3 First National Plaza
Chicago, IL 60602-4260

Brands: Sara Lee Baked Goods, coffees, (Meats: Aoste, Argal, Ball Park, Best's Kosher, Bil Mar, Bryan, Cochonou, Cornby, Dacor, Galileo, Hillshire Farm, Hygrade, Imperial, Jimmy Dean, Justin Bridou, Kahn's, King Cotton, Kir, Marcassou, Mr. Turkey, Nobre, Rudy's Farm, Sara Lee, Seitz, Sinai 48, Sweet Sue, State Fair, Stegeman, Brassard, Nutrine, Savane


Dear ___________,

To date, 46 genetically engineered fruits, vegetables, grains and oilseeds have been rushed into the marketplace without adequate safety testing for long-term health and environmental risks or labeling. Consumers have the right to know what is in our food. Please label any of your foods that contain genetically engineered ingredients. I look forward to hearing from you on this issue.


Sources: Corporate Agribusiness Research Project by A.V. Krebs, compiled from the Forbes 500 Annual Directory, The Forbes Top 500 Private Corporations, and Forbes International 500 Companies, based on total sales in 1998.


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