In October 2020, Ethical Consumer searched the campaign organisation Food and Water Watch website for information about its petition that called for a boycott against the Wonderful Company's products. Although an article was found dated September 2017 outlining the campaign against the company, the organisation's campaign page was no longer active and could not be opened.
The 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. No further information could be found on this claim.
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 then sold on to companies including the Wonderful Company) and had found compounds which were toxic to humans such as acetone and methylene chloride. The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board declared the crops safe in April 2020. However, this does not change the fact that wastewater from oil production is being used.
As a result The Wonderful Company lost half a mark under Pollution and Toxics.
The Fabulous Fight Against the Wonderful Company (29 September 2017)