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  • they are lying to you.

    Fact: Walmart is going to donate 1 million meals to an organization called Feeding America over the next few months.

    Then there's Unilever. Here's a post from their corporate website:

    12 August 2012: On the day of the closing ceremony of the London Olympics, CEO Paul Polman took part in a high-level meeting urging the world to take decisive action before the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio to transform the life chances of millions of children by improving their nutrition.
    The meeting – called The Global Hunger Event – was hosted by UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Brazilian Vice President Michel Temer. It brought together representatives from international governments, charities and businesses at Downing Street.
    Read the article here.

    This is a great press release. But behind every good press release is a healthy dose of bullshit.

    Soon you will be able to go to Walmart and buy Unilever food products (mustard and mayonnaise essentially, because Unilever doesn't sell actual food). On this Unilever food at Walmart will be a code. You can enter the code into a form on a website. Submit the code and you will "donate" 5 meals to a family in need.

    But you saw the part above right? The million meals that Walmart will be donating. Those are the meals I am referring to. They are going to be donated regardless of what you do. If no one buys Unilever food from Walmart, 1 million meals will still be donated. In fact, you don't even have to shop at Walmart.

    Truth: Unilever is indirectly paying me money to convince Walmart shoppers that they are "making a difference" by shopping Unilever. They are. Every time they support these groups of liars. Groups of liars who also do nice things like feed hungry people. Hungry people growing hungrier as the elite gain more wealth. Wealth accumulated through the broadcasting of lies. Lies propagated by people like me.

    P.S. Leilani, your article was very well written. Thanks for sharing.

    Update -- 1:47 PM PST -- Unilever is donating the meals. Not Walmart. Also, the site where you can enter the code will live on
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