For decades, we’ve been shouting from the rooftops to anyone who would listen—and some who wouldn’t—that using poison to grow food is a terrible and dangerous idea.
With your help, we’ve published thousands of articles, organized hundreds of protests, sued numerous poison-spewing corporations, funneled hundreds of thousands of emails and letters and phone calls to Congress.
Why do we persist, in the face of so much corporate lobbying power intent on drowning out our voices?
Dewayne “Lee” Johnson, the now-famous (reluctantly, he’s quick to say) victim of Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller, said it best in an interview with Time magazine this week:
It is important for people to know this stuff, to know about what they’re being exposed to. If people have the information they can make choices, they can be informed and protect themselves.
We couldn’t have said it better than Mr. Johnson.
Johnson’s message is clear: You can choose to avoid GMOs and pesticide residues, and you can choose to boycott food companies that sell them—but only if you know.
We think everyone needs to know.
And we love that once you know, you have the power to spread the word, too.
Alone, we can’t reach the critical mass of educated consumers it will take to transform our food and farming system, from one that wrecks our health and our common home to one that nourishes us, and regenerates the environment.
But together, we can. And we will.
Singer, songwriter and activist Joan Baez is famous for reminding us: “Action is the antidote to despair.”
There are many ways to take action. Financial support is just one of those ways—but it’s a critical one.
This #GivingTuesday, please consider making a generous donation to help us keep up the pressure on corporations and policymakers. So that one day, Roundup and other poisons will be banned forever.
P.S. There are so many good organizations working to make the world better. We appreciate that you choose to support our work. Thank you!