Did you know that when you purchase a Larabar you actually supporting General Mills, or when you purchase Naked Juice you are supporting Pepsico, or that when you purchase Green Mountain Coffee you are supporting Coca Cola?
Photo taken from takepart.com
Small, organic companies are being bought up by large, big name companies, left and right.
When we go to the grocery store, we envision purchasing a product and ultimately supporting that organization and brand that created it. However, with the introduction of these fantastic graphic charts we are now able to see that small, organic, “healthy” companies are actually tied to big, name companies that we are seeking to avoid.
Graphic by Philip H. Howard, Michigan State University — Photo taken from Forbes.com
These two graphics demonstrate where certain healthy, organic companies actually derive from. This should not put you off from purchasing healthy, organic food.
This information should empower you to educate yourself on who you are supporting in each purchase that you make.
Photo taken from Huffingtonpost.com
Now you know that the next time you choose to purchase Naked Juice you will be supporting the same company, Pepsico, that owns Taco Bell and Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC).
Or, that when you buy Kashi, Special K or a Nutrigrain bar, you are supporting the same company, Kellogg’s, who also owns Hamburger Helper, Pringles, Betty Crocker, Froot Loops and much more.
Or, that when you buy Gerber baby food, Powerbars, Friskies cat food, Purina dog food or Poland Springs Water you are supporting, Nestle, the same companies that owns Hot Pockets, Kit Kat, Crunch bars, Sweet Tarts, Laffy Taffy and Nerds.
Does that concern you at all that the same company that you are believing to be healthy is the same company that is supplying you with fast food or junk food? Or, that the same company you purchase your animal food from is also selling you candy?
We are the consumers. We vote with our dollars. What will you vote for today?
Were you as shocked to see this as I was? Share your thoughts with me! I would love to hear them.
Wishing you love, joy and blessings,