1.Blue Moon beer
This first one hopefully doesn’t come as a shock but it’s sad to say that many people were and are actually fooled into believing that these come from a micro brewery. The clever artsy ad campaign must have been what did it.
Owned by: MillerCoors Brewing
2.Mrs. Meyers Clean Day
Owned by: SC Johnson
The fact that Kellogg’s owns Kashi isn’t the only reason to stop buying it. Read more here about why you should avoid Kashi at all costs. [Update: Kashi is in the process of becoming Non-GMO Project Verified . Don’t jump the gun though! Until a product bears the official Non-GMO logo, it’s most likely still chock-full of genetically modified ingredients. And keep in mind that they’re still owned by Kellogg’s who supports the GMO industry big-time.]
Owned by: Kellogg’s (officially known as The Kellogg Company)
4.Stacys Pita Chips
Owned by: Frito-Lay
Read: Naked Juice Class Action Settlement
Owned by: PepsiCo
Owned by: Coca-Cola
7.Stonyfield Farms yogurt
Owned by: Groupe Danone, a.k.a. Dannon (80% ownership)
Owned by: Berkshire Hathaway (Warren Buffett’s company)
Owned by: Clorox
Fun Fact: Altoids contain gelatin made from the collagen inside animal’s skin and bones.
Owned by: Wrigley, which was bought by Mars, Inc. and Berkshire Hathaway.
11.Goose Island beer
Anheuser-Busch, makers of Budweiser, have been steadily weaselingtheir way into the craft brew scene by initially buying a small chunk of many fine breweries before eventually taking over the entire business. Supporting your local independent breweries is a wise option based on health alone. Read 8 Beers That You Should Stop Drinking Immediately to learn more.
Owned by: Anheuser-Busch InBev
Owned by: Mondel?z, which is made up of the cookie/candy/gum division of Kraft and Cadbury after they merged.
13.Tom’s of Maine
You don’t have to support Colgate-Palmolive if you’re looking for fluoride-free toothpaste. Visit your local health-food store and look for brands such as Jason and Desert Essence. Alternatively you can make your own at home. It’s easy! Click here to learn how.
Owned by: Colgate-Palmolive
Owned by: Campbell Soup Company
Owned by: Unilever