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Fight Back Against 'Bad Eggs' and Our Rotten Food System! TAKE ACTION !!


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Borg
- 1546 days ago - action.fooddemocracynow.org
Please instruct all the grocery stores and supermarkets in your company to stop doing business with Jack DeCoster or his business associates, the egg producer responsible for the current Salmonella outbreak that has sickened hundreds.



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Borg Drone (24)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 2:48 pm
We just got done reading the shocking new US Food and Drug Administration's report on the factory farms at fault in this latest Salmonella outbreak in eggs -- and frankly, we're feeling a little sick to our stomach.

The new FDA report details the filthy conditions that these eggs were produced in -- live rats and mice were observed in laying houses, manure piles 8 feet high blocking doors, manure pits overflowing, and flies and maggots too numerous to count. [1]

It's time to call on your grocer to stop doing business with Jack DeCoster and corporations that support these irresponsible practices.

http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/go/decoster_unsanitary_and_unsafe/235?akid=191.166809.36hzsT&t=7

These are horrendous conditions to grow the food we feed our families and it's appalling that neither state nor federal regulators investigated these facilities before the outbreak. Rather than keeping watch over who produces our food, elected officials, regulators and the stores that buy these eggs have been asleep at the wheel, endangering our food supply and needlessly putting lives at risk.

This is why we fight -- and why we are demanding that grocery stores such as Albertson's, Costco, Fareway, Marc's, Ralph's, Safeway, Trader Joe's, Wal-Mart and all brands stop selling eggs from facilities associated with Jack DeCoster. As a serial offender responsible for this latest Salmonella outbreak and for these disgusting conditions, DeCoster's career of violating our nation's laws and putting people's lives at risk must come to an end.

The new FDA report and its gruesome details are the reason we must continue on this fight to root out dangerous and irresponsible food producers from our system.[2]

Will you forward this critical message to at least 3 friends right now and encourage them to take action and tell their grocery store not to sell DeCoster eggs anymore?

Tell your grocer to protect your and your familyís health by cutting their ties with food factories that put us in danger. Clicking below will sign your name to our letter to their corporate offices demanding that they no longer purchase eggs from any facility connected to Jack DeCoster.

http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/go/decoster_unsanitary_and_unsafe/235?akid=191.166809.36hzsT&t=9

While this egg recall can be blamed on one manís blatant disregard for state and federal laws, the outbreak is a symptom of a larger problem in our agricultural system: The belief that economies of scale and false efficiencies can make up for high quality production practices and independent family farm management.

This current food safety outbreak, with more than half a billion eggs recalled, is hard to imagine taking place in a local and regionalized food system. But with consolidated production, food safety outbreaks like this have become common, endangering you and your children at every turn. In the past it was spinach, then peanut butter, now eggs. What's next?

While Congress can pass bills to increase inspections or oversight by the FDA or USDA, it's clear that these dangerous outbreaks will keep popping up until we end the consolidation of power, production and processing facilities that allow these incidents to occur.

A first step to ending the concentration of corporate power in our food system is making sure that "habitual violators" like Jack DeCoster are no longer allowed to produce food for you or your family.

Join Food Democracy Now! in putting a "bad egg" out of business and striking a blow against a corrupt and dangerously over consolidated food system.

Tell your grocer to protect your and your familyís health. Clicking below will sign your name to our letter to their corporate offices demanding that they no longer purchase eggs from any facility connected to Jack DeCoster, encouraging them to source products from safe and reputable facilities.

http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/go/decoster_unsanitary_and_unsafe/235?akid=191.166809.36hzsT&t=11

Thank you for participating in food democracy -

Dave, Lisa and the Food Democracy Now! Team
 

Andrea Dorazio (56)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 2:54 pm
Happy to sign. Thanks Borg!
 

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 3:32 pm
noted and signed thanks borg
 

Cher Away Moving (1470)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 3:49 pm


Thank you for sending a letter to your local grocery store


Thnx sweetie!!

 

Laurie IS AWAY S. (128)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 6:55 pm
Food Democracy Now
Thank you for sending a letter to your local grocery store.
THX BORGY :)
 

. (0)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 9:44 pm
Thanks Borg x x
 

Jean Lord (46)
Wednesday September 1, 2010, 3:49 am
Done.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 1, 2010, 9:54 am
*.*
 

Margo Skinner (94)
Wednesday September 1, 2010, 1:00 pm
Tried to sign.but wouldnt except being out of USA...my message to them was "GET CRACKING AND SELL BETTER AND SAFER EGGS"
 

(0)
Wednesday September 1, 2010, 1:17 pm
Thanks
Here's another petition to sign...which will include all crimes against our food:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/clean-up-our-food-supply/
 

Mervi R. (74)
Wednesday September 1, 2010, 2:10 pm
noted, both signed
 

. (0)
Wednesday September 1, 2010, 3:11 pm
GROW YOUR OWN, AND SHUT THESE FARMS DOWN!
 

gary leigh (0)
Wednesday September 1, 2010, 4:24 pm
SEE "FOOD INC' AND "THE COVE". YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT. DO SOME REASEARSH, YOU'LL FIND AS DIG WHAT THIS IS REALLY ALL ABOUT. BE SAFE NOT SORRY. THERE ARE THINGS WE CAN DO PERSONALLY AND AS A GROUP TO VOICE OUR OPINION PUBLICALLY LET THE SUPERMARKETS AND RESTARENTS KNOW WHAT YOU EXPECT. YOUR VOICE MATTERS STAND UP.
 

Ann L. (34)
Wednesday September 1, 2010, 6:56 pm
Noted thanks and will email friends. Unable to sign - US only.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 1, 2010, 10:14 pm
Signed and noted Borg.
 

Beverly C. (0)
Thursday September 2, 2010, 2:51 am
I don't understand how people can knowingly taint the food supply. I hope that contacting our supermarkets and restaurants will actually make a difference --but, in that greed and "the bottom line" are people's priorities today, we don't have a lot of say. It's a sad state of affairs. --These folks should be concerned with everyone's health, but instead they act like they themselves don't even have family members or other loved ones who will be affected.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 2, 2010, 3:43 am
Hello???? Anybody here concerned about ANIMAL WELFARE or are you all just concerned about your food? All I can see is birds crammed into small spaces, exploited to the extreme. And if animals are exploited like this, then you mustn't be surprised about diseases spreading like wild fire. Improve animal welfare standards and these food scares won't happen.
 

Jada S. (9)
Thursday September 2, 2010, 6:02 am
Noted thanks
 

BLABLA B. (4)
Thursday September 2, 2010, 8:54 am
I couldnt sign the petition, because I'm not American, but I absolutely agree.
And ofcourse, I think of the animals as well...
 

Jennifer M. (78)
Thursday September 2, 2010, 10:58 am
Signed and noted.
 

Jose Ovidio Perez Morel (44)
Friday September 3, 2010, 3:40 pm
Signed.........
 

Martha Eberle (4)
Friday September 10, 2010, 5:31 pm
Petition signed. Tomorrow I'll give my message to H.E.B., grocery chain in Texas -- though I've been buying organic eggs at my local farmer's market every Saturday for years.
 
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