Monday, December 23, 2019

Who is CleanFoodFacts.com? It's meat lobbyist Center for Consumer Freedom, Richard Berman.

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CleanFoodFacts.com which is Center for Consumer Freedom which is run by paid lobbyist Richard Berman just placed a full page ad in the Los Angeles Times attacking Beyond Meat burgers. The meat industry clearly feels threatened by new plant based burgers which are doing extremely well. This is paid for fake news, propaganda, false advertising. They will do anything to attack the plant based food when they really should be making their own plant based burgers instead.

Ingredients listed on left are for Beyond Beef burger.

"Ingredients: Water, Pea Protein Isolate*, Expeller-Pressed Canola Oil, Refined Coconut Oil, Rice Protein, Natural Flavors, Mung Bean Protein, Methylcellulose, Potato Starch, Apple Extract, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Vinegar, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Sunflower Lecithin, Beet Juice Extract (for color), Pomegranate Fruit Powder, Lycopene Color (from Tomato)."

The ingredients they list on the right are ingredients of high quality premium vegan dog food.

http://walkaboutpetproducts.com/dog-food/canine-exotics/

"INGREDIENTS: Pea, Sweet Potato, Pea Protein, Pea Starch, Lentils, Flaxseed Meal, Sunflower Oil Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Calcium Carbonate, Vegetable Flavoring, Salt, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Niacin, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Cobalt Proteinate, Sodium Selenite)."

It's all high quality vegan food. Dog food is human food. It's a hell of a lot healthier than meat. No dead animals, antibiotics, hormones, meat by products... I would gladly eat the ingredients on the left and the right. In fact meat eaters are eating all of the ingredients on the left and right even if they don't eat Beyond Meat burgers. These ingredients are in just about everything you eat.

Notice the disclaimer on the bottom of the website.

"Copyright 2019, All Rights Reserved. CCF Health + Wellness is sponsored by the Center for Consumer Freedom." It links to https://www.consumerfreedom.com/ which are paid lobbyists run by public relations firm Richard Berman. He gets paid to lie to you about meat, alcohol, dairy, fur, animal research, cigarettes...

Link to their disclosure. They admit they are a biased PR firm run by Richard Berman.

https://www.consumerfreedom.com/about/

This is from an older article I wrote about them in 2014. CCF attacks PETA, HSUS, ASPCA, MADD... The 990 is from 2011. He probably makes more money today.

Center for Consumer Freedom aka Humane Watch
Most recent 990 form
http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2011/260/006/2011-260006579-08cb7df6-9.pdf

$1.4M income
Richard Berman is the CEO and says he only gets $13K/yr salary. Look below and you will see his PR firm "Richard Berman and Company" gets $1.3M! Almost every penny of income is spent to harm animals. He calls it a "management" fee. The rest of the income goes to advertising, promotion, office expenses, travel and legal fees. NOTHING goes to animals or any worthy cause. They also do a lot of lobbying. They state their main goal is to attack HSUS, PETA… That is their "mission statement." I really don't think they should be a legal non-profit because they are not helping animals, people or the environment. If anything they are anti all of those things. They are a nonprofit so people will not realize they are just paid bashers, PR, lobbyists for the meat industry.

More about this charade. I personally believe that Center for Consumer Freedom should not be a 501 3c. They don't help animals, people or the environment. It seems to me to be tax fraud, money laundering shell. Companies can "donate" money to them and get a tax write off. In exchange the companies actually get a service which is positive press for them and attacks on HSUS, PETA, PCMA...
http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2012/02/rick-berman-funded-oscar-night-slam-humane-society

Even Wikipedia knows Richard Berman and Center for Consumer Freedom, Humane Watch is a scam.

"The Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF), formerly the Guest Choice Network, is an American non-profit firm that lobbies on behalf of the fast food, meat, alcohol and tobacco industries. It describes itself as "dedicated to protecting consumer choices and promoting common sense".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_for_consumer_freedom

Richard Berman's own son stated that his father Richard was a "demon."

"he made another post on the message board revealing that he is the son of lobbyist Richard Berman.[2] The two have been estranged since about 2006, when the younger Berman demanded that his father halt his work supporting guns, alcohol, union-busting and other industries of the like, or else he would sever their relationship. Richard Berman refused, and the two have not spoken since. In the message board entry, he called his father "evil," a "human molestor," an "exploiter," a "scoundrel," and "a world historical motherfucking son of a bitch."[2] Berman ended his post by saying, "I am the son of a demon come to make good the damage."

It's also included in the son's obit in the NY Times. It makes you wonder if his father's toxicity and hatred for humans, animals and the earth was involved in his son's suicide. I can't imagine having such a monster as a relative let alone a parent.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/07/arts/music/david-berman-silver-jews-dead.html

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