Concern # 11: Endangered Food

Many modern technologies are not creating healthy food.

For each category of concern we provide a list of issues, sample messages and the mailing address of the corporate CEOs
who need to be encouraged to Give a Ratz Ass about the damage they cause.
Drink the water, write the message, mail the bottle. Give a Ratz Ass!

Issues
GMO Frankenfoods Risks of genetically modified food have not been adequately identified and managed.
Monsanto
800 N. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63167
USA
INFO: The Environmental Working Group
NEWS: GMO Purveyors Want to Label Frankenfoods Natural
The spread of glyphosate-resistant weeds in herbicide-resistant weed management systems has brought about substantial increases in the number and volume of herbicides applied.
Industrial Farming Industrial crop production degrades the environment and impairs human health.
Butterball, LLC
One Butterball Lane
Garner, NC 27529
USA
INFO: Sustainable Table
NEWS: Decline of monarch butterflies linked to modern agriculture.
Industrial agriculture pollutes air, water, and soil, reduces biodiversity, and contributes to global climate change.
Industrial Farming Industrial crop production degrades the environment and impairs human health.
Ohio Farms Packing Co., Ltd
2416 E West Salem Rd
Creston, OH 44217
USA
INFO: Sustainable Table
NEWS: Decline of monarch butterflies linked to modern agriculture.
Industrial agriculture pollutes air, water, and soil, reduces biodiversity, and contributes to global climate change.
Seed Patenting Save our Seeds! Future food depends on seed freedom.
Monsanto
800 N. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63167
USA
INFO: No Patents on Seeds
NEWS: Organic Seed Companies Seek GE Classification for F1 Hybrid Seeds Read more: http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/f1-hybrid-seeds-zwfz1405zwea.aspx#ixzz33pftDOij
Patents create new dependencies for farmers, breeders, food producers and consumers.
Food Irradiation Irradiated fruits and vegetables benefit the packer and grocer, not the farmer or consumer.
Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002
USA
INFO: Organic Consumers Organization
NEWS: Food irradiation destroys much of the vitamin content of food, produces a number of toxic byproducts
Tell the FDA - Don’t irradiate my veggies!
Additives Factory-made foods have made chemical additives a significant part of our diet.
Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002
USA
INFO: Center for Science in the Public Interest
NEWS: Panera will dump all food additives by 2016
Some food additives are considered "generally recognized as safe" and allowed into the food supply without so much as a quick review by the Food and Drug Administration.