I try to boycott big corporations as much as I can. Most of the big corporations like Proctor and Gamble, Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, etc.. are all involved in scummy things like animal testing.
Things do get interesting when big bad companies get involved in the “natural” market. This is a good because it shows there is a demand for natural foods, but now that big companies are involved, they’re going cut corners. As much as I’ll applaud Kellogg’s from trying to make a profit on things other than sugary, cavity inducing Frosted Flakes, they’ve gone fast and loose with Kashi’s use of the term “natural.” It’s great that SILK has such a big market, but SILK is owned by White Wave, which is owned by dairy giant Dean Foods, and Dean Foods can suck it. Vicious circle, eh?
Let me be clear. This post is not intended to get you to boycott all of these companies. I like that natural, vegan products have a market. HOWEVER, I do not like it when these companies pretend to be organic and all natural when they’re not. It’s the Big Bad Wolf dressed up in organic clothes. Those terms should be saved for products that actually are, and not used as some deceptive marketing ploy.
My other big issue is that these once small companies are still marketing themselves as “Mom and Pop” companies, when their parent company is Colgate Palmolive. I’m talking to you Tom’s of Maine. If you want to support local, independent companies- research the parent companies of your products. It will shock you how big brother your kitchen cabinet is about to get. #vegansofig
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