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“William Bolthouse has just donated $100,000 dollars to the ballot initiative to amend California’s constitution to ban same-sex marriage. He owns 43% of Bolthouse Farms, a company famous for its juice.” [Bilerico]
This is too bad. I used to buy this juice all of the time… Not anymore, and I’ll also be sure to spread the word among family and friends!
I heard that he was donating to the other side a little while ago. As such, I have never + am never buying that brand.
This story is three weeks old, BTW.
it’s also untrue, william bolthouse sold all interest in bolthouse farms in 2005 so that he could focus on his foundation, which is unaffiliated with bolthouse farms
^^^ forgot to mention that. the company is probably pro-gay, so people “boycotting” are probably hurting gay causes. But then again, simplistic blog postings are so much fun, aren’t they?
“…the company is probably pro-gay…”
Yeah. Prove it.
The company bears his name and he has an ugly history of supporting right wing operations such as donating $11,500 to Gary Bauerâ€™s Campaign for Working Families in 2000 and $1000 to that organization again in 2007. And he also donated $2000 to Bushâ€™s 2000 presidential campaign and $1000 to his 2004 run. Bottom line the guy is an idiot. Throwing away any juice I got from that company right now.
It’s crappy juice, anyway. Knudsen Farms for me.
How does any producer of organic products think they can survive without the lesbians?!
I use this product so I emailed this company and received the following response –
“Thank you for sharing your thoughts and comments with us. The Bolthouse Foundation is a private foundation funded by some of the former owners of Wm. Bolthouse Farms, Inc. The foundation is a separate entity and is not connected to Bolthouse Farms. Furthermore, they do not receive financial support or benefit from the profits of Bolthouse Farms. For further clarification, please visit their website . We appreciate your concern and apologize for the confusion.
Bolthouse Farms’ philosophical heritage manifests itself in business through the mutual respect, personal dignity and equitable treatment of all of our customers, employees, vendors and associates.
Thank you for taking the time to contact us, and we hope you will continue to enjoy our products. If we may be of further assistance, please write or call our Customer Service line at (800) 467-4683.”
I will continue to use this product – the subsequent owner should not be punished for former owners bad acts.
I do wish they would reduce the sugar in their products –
and then I asked –
Does Boathouse include gays, lesbians and transgender folks in its antidiscrimination policy? I am assuming you do as stated indirectly your second paragraph â€“ am I assuming correctly –
and they replied –
â€œIt is the policy of Wm. Bolthouse Farms, Inc. to provide equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. The Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age mental condition, handicap, veteran status, sexual orientation, or marital status. The company also makes reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled employees and applicants. Finally, the company prohibits the harassment of any individual based on any of the classifications listed above. This policy applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits transfer, and social and recreational programs.â€
Not to be a doubter. But by law don’t they have to say that.
It’s quite possible they can say one thing but do another.
I used to love their juices but I’m unsure now.
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