New Grocery Store Cameras to Spy on Shoppers' Buying Habits in 2015

| by Michael Allen

Some grocery stores are planning to add shelves with cameras to watch customers' buying habits in 2015.

A company called Mondelez International is going to use what it calls "retail surveillance" to create a data-base of information about grocery store customers, such as age, sex and products bought, reports My Fox DC (video below).

Mondelez International owns snack foods such as Chips Ahoy, Nabisco, Ritz and other food brands of the former Kraft Foods, noted The New York Times.

While Mondelez International wants information about shoppers, it opposes shoppers having information about its genetically modified food.

According to KCET, Kraft (Mondelez International) contributed $1,646,000 to a "No on 37" political campaign in 2012 to oppose Proposition 37 in California, which would have required  the labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients (GMO).

The Huffington Post reported the numerous "dirty tricks" pulled by the "No On 37" campaign, which included suggesting the FDA opposed Proposition 37, using a fake expert and airing numerous radio ads that scared the public with threats of rising grocery bills if Prop. 37 passed, which it did not.

Sources: The New York Times, The Huffington Post, KCET, My Fox DC