Posted by keith on January 16th, 2008
So much for the Brits, WWF-USA takes the idea of corporate love-ins to a whole new level. Go to the link yourself.
GASP at the polluters who want to look green.
SWOON at the food companies who sweep things under the carpet.
Be in SHOCK AND AWE at the financiers who run the world, and pretend to save it. On the WWF corporate partners web page lies a catalogue of the biggest names in greenwash.
CARGILL : The largest grain producer and exporter on Earth. Genetically modified crops…check! Deforestation…check! Large scale agribusiness…check!
COCA-COLA : Enemy of poor rural Indians and extractor of millions of gallons of much needed water every day.
ALCOA : Aluminium giant. Producer of millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide every year, and polluter of lakes and rivers throughout the world.
TOYOTA and NISSAN NORTH AMERICA : Purveyor of SUVs and 4x4s to the masses. Get ’em while they’re belching!
TATE AND LYLE : Destroyer of native habitats worldwide. They “own” around a quarter of Mauritius.
WALT DISNEY COMPANY : Brainwashing masters. Lose your childhood to a corporate myth.
And they were just the easy ones that I didn’t have to research. If WWF are really so outrageously dumb to think that any of these companies deserves to look good and, in effect, wipe out all memory of their terrible activities, then they can go ahead, but DON’T DARE THEY SAY THEY ARE AN ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATION!