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eistxist 01-15-2009 05:59 PM

If you know any smaller, more "natural" or "organic" oriented companies that have been bought by larger, less vegan-friendly companies, list them here. Some that I'm aware of:



-Back To Nature (owned by Kraft Foods)

-Tom's of Maine (partly owned by Colgate/Palmolive)

-Odwalla (owned by Coca-Cola)

-Naked (owned by PepsiCo)

Sevenseas 01-16-2009 08:51 AM

Body Shop, owned by L'Oreal. (Body Shop wasn't that small a company though.)

TreeManEarthSteward 01-16-2009 11:31 AM

Effing great thread idea. I like to be fully aware of the thugs behind the sweet innocents. (or those at least trying to be eco/vegan/animal friendly).




m4rk0 01-16-2009 02:53 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ForestGlade34 View Post

Effing great thread idea. I like to be fully aware of the thugs behind the sweet innocents. (or those at least trying to be eco/vegan/animal friendly).






It doesn't mean the smaller company is now practicing non-eco friendly behaviors.

TreeManEarthSteward 01-16-2009 03:25 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by m4rk0 View Post

It doesn't mean the smaller company is now practicing non-eco friendly behaviors.



true also.... (if only for the fact they have let themself be enslaved to an non eco-friendly host company)

PlaybackGuru 01-16-2009 04:09 PM

Light Life is owned by Con Agra

Whitewave is owned by Dean

Big Good Wolf 01-18-2009 07:30 AM

I've heard that Holland & Barrett, who have recently taken over Julian Graves, are owned by Booker, who also own Dewhurst and Sun Valley.

Can anyone confirm this ?

eistxist 01-20-2009 03:43 PM

For anyone else who is interested in this subject, I found this chart:



http://media.portland.indymedia.org/.../05/339262.jpg



It's pretty surprising to see all of this. I suppose I should have started researching this sort of thing sooner.

thunderwolf 01-22-2009 09:30 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sevenseas View Post

Body Shop, owned by L'Oreal. (Body Shop wasn't that small a company though.)



Last time I looked at one of their products ingredients lists I was pretty horrified - a long way from the chemical free product that I would want.

greensgood 01-22-2009 10:55 AM

Silk = Dean Foods

slicknickns 01-22-2009 03:00 PM

Bertolli pasta sauce and Skippy peanut butter are owned by the evil Unilever.

GhostUser 01-22-2009 05:10 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ForestGlade34 View Post

Effing great thread idea. I like to be fully aware of the thugs behind the sweet innocents. (or those at least trying to be eco/vegan/animal friendly).






Couldnt have said it better



peace love and happiness



jenn

choptveg 01-22-2009 06:10 PM

I love this thread but am I being overly optimistic in thinking that perhaps some of these large companies seek to learn from the smaller ethical/eco/vegan friendly businesses they are buying and backing financially?


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