Natural News info- Global buyout of nutritional companies


source: Mike Adams NaturalNews.com

The global corporate takeover of natural products companies

I happen to know that right now, across the natural products industry, small companies are being gobbled up by the likes of Monsanto, P&G, J&J and other giants. Sometimes it’s done out in the open like with New Chapter; other times it’s done secretly, behind closed doors, where men in suits plot to take over a company that was once a trusted brand name founded by someone who really cared about nutrition (Sunfood).

I know hundreds of founders of nutrition companies, and I’ve been informed about dozens of acquisitions and investment actions. I have never seen a success story of a nutrition company purchased by a large “global elite” corporation. These stories always have the same ending: The products get watered down, consumers shift their demand to a smaller, trusted company, and the financials of the once-great small company collapse. The big

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corporation ends up either shuttering it or whoring it out using the same brand name but replacing all the quality ingredients with crap filler and toxic chemicals. The only “winner” in these deals is usually the CEO who sold it, and possibly a few board members who also walk away with millions of dollars while their customers who made them great get left with nothing.

Just another sellout?

I’m disappointed in New Chapter and Paul Schulick. Here’s yet another case of someone who has sold out to the global power elite, apparently oblivious to where this will likely lead. P&G is essentially the Monsanto of the personal care products industry. It manufactures and markets a seemingly endless array of what most NaturalNews readers would call “junk products” made with chemical fillers, petroleum derivatives, artificial fragrances and known carcinogens. It owns the Gillette brand, Duracell, Crest toothpaste (with fluoride, of course), Iams dog foods (GMO corn, anyone?), Pantene hair care products and a long list of others (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Procter_%26_Gamble_brands).

In the natural products industry, someone who announces they work for Procter & Gamble might as well announce they work for Satan himself. And now Paul Schulick has made a deal with that devil, it seems.

New Chapter sells out to Procter & Gamble

Procter & Gamble, the global corporate conglomerate that sells a vast array of consumer products containing cancer-causing chemicals and petroleum derivatives, is now the proud owner ofNew Chapter, one of the more promising nutritional supplement companies we’ve seen in a while. New Chapter co-founder Paul Schulick announced, “For us, this has been a dream come true. This is what we have been wanting to do since we started doing this 30 years ago. The world and the United States need this.” (http://www.reformer.com/ci_20194274/p-g-buys-new-chapter?source=most_…)

Really? The world needs global corporate giants to buy up all the natural product brands?  Or maybe Paul Schulick just wanted to cash in on all the positive publicity organizations like NaturalNews have selflessly lent him over the years. This is one of the many companies we helped publicize and promote, only to see them sell out to corporate giants who routinely take over these companies, cheapen their product formulations, and exploit name recognition to intentionally mislead consumers into buying watered-down, reformulated products.

Monsanto and P&G = same institutional owners

Take a look at this: P&G’s top shareholder isVanguard, a mutual fund. It’s second top shareholder isState Street Corporation. You can see this here:
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/mh?s=PG+Major+Holders

Now take a look at the top owners of Monsanto:
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/mh?s=MON+Major+Holders

You got it,they’re exactly the same!Vanguard and State Street.

P&G is also owned in large part bybailout banksterssuch as JP Morgan and Bank of America — the very banks who received trillions of dollars in bailout funds that will eventually have to be covered by American taxpayers.

Here’s another important connection between P&G and Monsanto: Procter & Gamble’s CFO, Jon Moeller, is none other than the very same Jon Moeller who is also on the Board of Directors of Monsanto. In addition, he’s on the Business Advisory Council of theFederal Reserve Bankof Cleveland. (http://www.naturalnews.com/files/pg_executive_bio_moeller.pdf) Original source:http://www.pg.com/en_US/downloads/company/executive_team/bios/pg_exec…

Just another sellout?

I’m disappointed in New Chapter and Paul Schulick. Here’s yet another case of someone who has sold out to the global power elite, apparently oblivious to where this will likely lead. P&G is essentially the Monsanto of the personal care products industry. It manufactures and markets a seemingly endless array of what most NaturalNews readers would call “junk products” made with chemical fillers, petroleum derivatives, artificial fragrances and known carcinogens. It owns the Gillette brand, Duracell, Crest toothpaste (with fluoride, of course), Iams dog foods (GMO corn, anyone?), Pantene hair care products and a long list of others (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Procter_%26_Gamble_brands).

The global corporate takeover of natural products companies

I happen to know that right now, across the natural products industry, small companies are being gobbled up by the likes of Monsanto, P&G, J&J and other giants. Sometimes it’s done out in the open like with New Chapter; other times it’s done secretly, behind closed doors, where men in suits plot to take over a company that was once a trusted brand name founded by someone who really cared about nutrition (Sunfood).

I know hundreds of founders of nutrition companies, and I’ve been informed about dozens of acquisitions and investment actions. I have never seen a success story of a nutrition company purchased by a large “global elite” corporation. These stories always have the same ending: The products get watered down, consumers shift their demand to a smaller, trusted company, and the financials of the once-great small company collapse. The big corporation ends up either shuttering it or whoring it out using the same brand name but replacing all the quality ingredients with crap filler and toxic chemicals. The only “winner” in these deals is usually the CEO who sold it, and possibly a few board members who also walk away with millions of dollars while their customers who made them great get left with nothing.

I’m actually getting sick of watching this pattern unfold, because time and time again I’ve seen companies that NaturalNews helped make famous end up selling out to corporate giants. Remember Larabar? That founder sold out to General Mills. Remember Burt’s Bees? Sold out to Clorox.

Monsanto and P&G = same institutional owners

Take a look at this: P&G’s top shareholder isVanguard, a mutual fund. It’s second top shareholder isState Street Corporation. You can see this here:
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/mh?s=PG+Major+Holders

Now take a look at the top owners of Monsanto:
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/mh?s=MON+Major+Holders

You got it,they’re exactly the same!Vanguard and State Street.

P&G is also owned in large part bybailout banksterssuch as JP Morgan and Bank of America — the very banks who received trillions of dollars in bailout funds that will eventually have to be covered by American taxpayers.

Here’s another important connection between P&G and Monsanto: Procter & Gamble’s CFO, Jon Moeller, is none other than the very same Jon Moeller who is also on the Board of Directors of Monsanto. In addition, he’s on the Business Advisory Council of theFederal Reserve Bankof Cleveland. (http://www.naturalnews.com/files/pg_executive_bio_moeller.pdf) Original source:http://www.pg.com/en_US/downloads/company/executive_team/bios/pg_exec…

Warning to NN readers: Watch out for products and companies that change hands

NaturalNews has helped make millionaires in the industry.We promoted honest brands that later sold out to big corporations who changed their formulas and ingredients. In numerous cases, we would have to go back and modify old articles to take down our recommendations or warn consumers about the changes.

See, NaturalNews is one of the largest health news organizations on the planet, reaching literally millions of readers a month. Our publicizing of companies can, on record, turn them into an overnight success. What people do with that success, however, is a question of personal integrity, and as I said above, integrity is severely lacking in every quarter of society. As the editor of NaturalNews, I have become increasingly skeptical about everything — every company, every product, every CEO — because I know that many people are actively trying to get NaturalNews publicity so they can grow faster and sell out more quickly. And I refuse to knowingly be part of that.

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