Smuckers

Last week, the Wooster College Voice ran an article highlighting the campaign by dozens of Wooster college students and tens of thousands of Environmental Action members who to tell Smucker's to stop blocking GMO labeling. On Friday, Maribeth Burns, Vice President of Corporate Communications at Schmucker's (The J.M. Smucker Company), responded.  You can view a clipping of the article below, it […]

There's only two things that gets me more worked up than when a Fortune 500 company trashes the planet.—one is when the company lies about it, and two is when it spends hoards of cash to stop laws that would prevent the ecocide the company is causing. Case in point: Smucker's. Yes, Smucker's, that family-friendly, health-conscious jam company. Smucker's and other […]

The Grocery Manufacturing Association (GMA), who represents Smucker's ConAgra, PepsiCo, and other giant food companies, is going to support a national GMO labeling bill. Good news for the planet right? Not really. Politico uncovered the GMA's proposed bill, that will introduce voluntary GMO labeling and bar state-by-state labeling laws. What does this environmentalsit think of the GMA's proposed bill?When Smucker's changed their […]

After 3 weeks of silence from Smucker's, on Friday we got their attention. Hundreds of Environmental Action activists jammed Smucker's phone lines for hours — demanding that CEO Richard Smucker stop blocking GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) labeling. Prior to our call in day, Richard Smucker had refused to respond to our 20,000+ petition signatures and had no official policy regarding GMO […]

Genetically Modifield Organisms (GMOs) are an out of control science experiement that pose a huge threat to the planet. Crops with altered DNA are planted widespread without testing the long term-ecological effects, and these crops quickly spread to non-altered fields through cross-polination by insects and animals. One example close to my heart is that engineered plants with built -in pesticides have harmed […]