For Immediate Release
Phone: (510) 654-4400
Take Back Control of Your Food System
WASHINGTON - There are two million farmers and 300 million eaters in the United
States. Standing between them are a handful of corporations who control
how food gets from one side to the other.
Let’s change the equation.
For the first time ever, the Department of Justice is on a
fact-finding mission looking at how big business controls food and
farming -- and they want to hear from YOU. They are specifically
seeking comments and stories about how corporate control of the food
system affects average citizens. If you're concerned that just a few
big businesses have so much power over where your food comes from and
how it's produced, tell the government! Your comments will help to
inform a series of hearings on the issue next year.
To forward this press release, refer to:
To encourage readers to contact the Department of Justice with a
comment about what they want changed in the U.S. food system, here are
the instructions and sample letters.
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