According to recent press release, Campbell, big food brand, has made several announcements about improving the sustainability of its foods. This is including a goal towards more non-GMO and organic food.
This is great news!!
The company claims:
“Campbell’s will be launching several lines of organic kid’s soups, and removing MSG from all their kid’s soups. In August 2015, the company will introduce Campbell’s Organic soup for kids in three chicken noodle varieties. The soups will be non-GMO and certified Organic.
They will be launching several organic wheat versions of their popular Goldfish Crackers. Look for organic wheat versions of regular, cheddar, and parmesan in the coming year. They still need to remove GMOs and go completely organic with the rest of their ingredients.
Increasing organics across other food lines, and increasing the number of organic products offered by Plum.”
It is great to hear that a major food brand is working towards the demand of many Americans for organic and non-GMO food. However, the effort seems to be a little late and odd considering the company has opposed GMO labeling with thousands of dollars.
Campbell contributed over $265,000 two years ago in order to prevent GMO labeling with Initiative 522 in Washington State.
In addition to this, Just Label It and Truth Out, Campbell, along with other companies such as Pepsi and General Mills, spent millions of dollars to put labeling with the GMA in California to an end.
Although it is a huge win to see Campbell cave to the pressure, there is concern that they are going to lie about the ingredient in their products. Only time can tell how this will play out at the end of the day. I will not be buying anything from a company until all or some of their foods are labeled as GMO free.