Why we must boycott Pillsbury

General Mills, the parent company of Pillsbury, has its corporate headquarters in Golden Valley, Minn. (photo: Dreamstime / TNS)
We cannot support the products bearing our name when its parent company is benefiting from Israel’s war crimes.

By Charlie Pillsbury | Star Tribune |  Apr 28, 2021

We take pride in seeing our family name associated with products sold around the world. But in these times we no longer can in good conscience buy products bearing our name.
— Charlie Pillsbury

When our ancestor Charles A. Pillsbury founded the Pillsbury Company over 150 years ago, he could not have imagined that his products would one day reach every corner of the world. What started with the purchase of one flour mill on the west bank of the Mississippi River in 1869 became a household brand, which is now owned by General Mills.

We take pride in seeing our family name associated with products sold around the world. But in these times we no longer can in good conscience buy products bearing our name.

Last year, the United Nations published a list of companies doing business in Israel’s illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian West Bank. We were saddened to learn that General Mills was included on this list for operating a factory manufacturing Pillsbury products in an Israeli industrial zone in occupied East Jerusalem.

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