This might be enough to get you to kick the soda habit.
Coca Cola gave over one million dollars to the Grocery Manufacturers Association campaign (they tried to do it secretly) against I-522, the genetically modified organism labelling initiative in Washington State, due to be voted on November 5th. PepsiCo gave over 1.6 million.
As the owner of a small business labouring in the alternative health industry, I find those numbers astounding. Coca Cola's subscription alone is slightly more than what we've spent in the last 10 years to educate Canadian consumers about the benefits of coconut oil. All to say, you could easily establish new business operations with that kind of money, and earn a decent return.
So for these soda giants to spend the money on a campaign initiative to defeat GMO labelling laws in just one state, and to see that as a use of company funds that will gain them a reasonable return, speaks loudly as to how far GMO's have wormed their way into our “food” chain.
Of course, without labelling laws, it's pure speculation on my part, but I'll bet the soft drinks produced by these soda giants are already loaded with GMO's. It's the corn. You know, the stuff out of which they make sugar. I still think of sugar coming from cane, which is archaic, and expensive.
Considering that there are 42 grams of sugar in a can of Coke, that's a lot of GMO material. And if the company has to replace the cheap corn sugar with expensive cane sugar, that's going to eat into profits. So much so that it's cheaper to spend a million here and a million there to keep you in the dark.