Food & Beverage Industry

BROWSE NEWS & ARTICLES ABOUT THE FOOD & BEVERAGE INDUSTRY

Kraft Foods (formally a subsidiary of Altria)
2010 Revenues: $49.2 billion
2008 Election cycle political contributions
by Kraft Foods PAC: $239,500
2010 Election cycle: $304,000
2010 Lobbying expenditures by Kraft Foods: $3,000,000

ConAgra
2010 Revenues: $12 billion
2008 Election cycle political contributions
by ConAgra Foods PAC: $139,500
2010 Election cycle: $154,200
2010 Lobbying expenditures: $400,000

General Mills
2010 Revenues: $14.8 billion
2008 Election cycle political contributions
by General Mills PAC: $230,000
2010 Election cycle: $294,035
2010 Lobbying expenditures: $500,000

 

INDUSTRY ALLIES

American Meat Institute
American Sugar Alliance
Corn Refiners Association
Grocery Manufacturers Association
National Dairy Council
National Association for the Specialty Food Trade
National Meat Association
National Soft Drink Association
Snack Food Association

 

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES INVOLVED IN FOOD AND NUTRITION

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Department of Agriculture (USDA)

 

NATIONAL RESOURCES

Organizations and Campaigns Challenging Industry Practices

Appetite for Profit
Ban Trans Fats
Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood
The Campaign to Label Genetically Engineered Foods
Center for Commercial Free Public Education
Center for Food Safety
Center for Science in the Public Interest
Citizens’ Campaign for Commercial Free Schools
Commercial Alert
Consumers Union
Corporate Accountability International
CorpWatch
Green America, (Krafted)
Harvard Center for Society and Health
Interactive Food and Beverage Marketing

Lunch Lessons
Multinational Monitor
Organic Consumers Association
Appetite for Change
Mad Cow USA
Millions Against Monsanto Public Health Advocacy Institute
Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity
Strategic Alliance
(California)
Union of Concerned Scientists
US Food Policy
WhatToEat A Book by Marion Nestle

 

INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES

Organizations and Campaigns Challenging Industry Practices

Corporate Accountability International
Corporate Watch
Food and Water Watch
Global Dump Soft Drinks Campaign
Global Exchange
Health Care Without Harm
I
nternational Association of Consumer Food Organizations (IACFO)
Mclibel Campaign
Real Food
Sustain
Which?

 

Selected References: Practices of Corporations in the Food and Beverages Industry and Health

Practices of Corporations in the Food and Beverages Industry and Health

This list of references is based on a literature review conducted in 2006 and 2007 by Corporations and Health Watch staff. We invite readers to send us additional references.



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