In October 2017 Ethical Consumer saw that the campaign organisation Food and Water Watch had set up a petititon asking signatories to boycott all Wonderful Company products until it ceased the practice of irrigating its fields with oil waste water. The organisation also reported that 'traces of cancer-causing chemicals like ethylbenzene were found in the wastewater, along with a host of other toxic substances' and that that there were no regulations requiring regular testing of this water.
An article in the LA Times from 2015 also reported that environmental group, Water Defense, had been testing the water that the Cawelo Water District bought from Chevron and had found compounds which were toxic to humans such as acetone and methylene chloride.
As a result The Wonderful Company lost half a mark under Pollution and Toxics and a whole mark under Boycott Calls.
The Fabulous Fight Against the Wonderful Company (29 September 2017)