Who Owns Organic Anyway?

Not that it changes much, but sometimes it’s just nice to know which corporations own which.  Maybe you’ll find this chart interesting as well. It was created by Dr. Phil Howard , Professor at Michigan State University.  It shows the breakdown of which companies own which organic food labels.

A clearer image of the chart can be found here

NOTE: There have been a few changes since this chart was created in 2009: Coca-Cola fully acquired Honest Tea (2011), Nestle acquired Cadbury, which means Nestle now owns Green & Black and Sweet Leaf Tea, Sara Lee acquired Aidell’s Sausage.)

SIDE-NOTE: If you’re skeptical of eating Genetically Engineered foods, look for the Certified Organic label.  Foods/products with that label cannot contain GE products.

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