"The health of the planet and the health of the people are one. . . Health, starting with the soil, to plants, animals and humans must be the organizing principle and the aim of agriculture, commerce, science, of our lives and of international trade.” – Vandana Shiva
Part of the work we do at OCA involves calling out corporations. For polluting the environment. For poisoning our food. For paying off elected officials to write regulations that put public health at risk. For intentionally misleading us, through false advertising and labeling claims.
It never ceases to amaze us how these corporations—led and staffed by real people, just like us—justify their bad behavior.
Whenever we try to engage with corporate executives who run large, corporate factory farms, we hear the same old story: "We’re feeding the world."
Um, no they aren’t. According to the United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization, 70 percent of the world’s food is produced by smallholder farmers—and they produce that food on only 25 percent of the world’s land.
What these corporations are doing is feeding us a line of bull, while they “feed” their CEO salaries and big shareholders.
We can’t let these corporations continue to poison our environment with impunity. We just can’t. Because like it or not, our own health is directly related to the health of our soil, water, air—and of course, our food.
"The health of the planet and the health of the people are one."
We won’t stop confronting corporate factory farms. Until they stop their bad behavior. But we need your support. Thank you!