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    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Damn........it's hard to be a little food company with any kind ofconscience anymore and not get snarfed up by big conglomerates

    This article is very eye opening.

    (snip)

    Ben and Jerry’s is far from alone. The typical pattern for a new,
    successful, triple-bottom-line company is that it quickly gets gobbled
    up by a major corporation — usually the leader in its field.
    ..
    ..Silk Soymilk was bought by Dean Foods, America’s largest dairy
    company; today, most of Silk’s products are no longer organic. Horizon
    Organic Milk is also now owned by Dean Foods. The organic brands
    Cascadian Farms and Muir Glen are now part of General Mills. The
    natural toothpaste-maker Tom’s of Maine was bought in 2006 by Colgate-
    Palmolive. The juice-maker Odwalla’s Web site advertises it as “earth-
    friendly” and as “a business with a heart” but nowhere on the site
    will you find the information that it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of
    Coca-Cola. Stonyfield Farms yogurt company is owned by Dannon. The
    Body Shop was bought by L’Oreal in 2006. The cereal maker Kashi was
    bought in 2000 by Kellogg, Naked Juice is owned by Pepsico and granola-
    maker Back to Nature and Boca Burger are subsidiaries of Kraft.

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    Now there is the "B" Corp. The article explains.


    http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com...conscience/?hp





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    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: Damn........it's hard to be a little food company with any kind of conscience anymore and not get snarfed up by big conglomerates


    "ImStillMags" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > This article is very eye opening.
    >
    > (snip)
    >
    > Ben and Jerry’s is far from alone. The typical pattern for a new,
    > successful, triple-bottom-line company is that it quickly gets gobbled
    > up by a major corporation — usually the leader in its field.
    > .
    > .Silk Soymilk was bought by Dean Foods, America’s largest dairy
    > company; today, most of Silk’s products are no longer organic.
    >
    > ----------------------
    >
    > Now there is the "B" Corp. The article explains.
    >
    >
    > http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com...conscience/?hp


    It is interesting. At least the companies that want to remain as they are
    have a choice. In many cases, the owners just take the money and run. Hard
    to turn down millions.


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