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#1 Old 01-15-2009, 04:59 PM
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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)
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#2 Old 01-16-2009, 07:51 AM
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Body Shop, owned by L'Oreal. (Body Shop wasn't that small a company though.)

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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).



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#4 Old 01-16-2009, 01:53 PM
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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.
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#5 Old 01-16-2009, 02:25 PM
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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)
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#6 Old 01-16-2009, 03:09 PM
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Light Life is owned by Con Agra

Whitewave is owned by Dean
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#7 Old 01-18-2009, 06:30 AM
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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 ?
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#8 Old 01-20-2009, 02:43 PM
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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.
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#9 Old 01-22-2009, 08:30 AM
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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.
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Silk = Dean Foods
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#11 Old 01-22-2009, 02:00 PM
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Bertolli pasta sauce and Skippy peanut butter are owned by the evil Unilever.
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#12 Old 01-22-2009, 04:10 PM
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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



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#13 Old 01-22-2009, 05:10 PM
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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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