Saturday, April 22nd
(Adapted from Rogan's List)
Chlorpyrifos is a neurotoxic pesticide that was banned by the Obama EPA. Scott Pruitt's EPA has reversed that.
Corporate pressure is big: Dow Chemical is pushing Trump administration to ignore studies of this toxic pesticide, as noted by the LA Times
Action You Can Take Today
Let’s make the people’s voice big, too Let's unite and apply consumer pressure by contacting the largest food corporations to tell them that we don't want chlorpyrifos used on the products they sell us.
Let’s contact: 1) Conagra, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago IL 60654 phone: 800-252-0672 2) General Mills, PO Box 1113, Minneapolis MN 55440 phone: 800-328-1144, 3) Kellogg Company, PO Box CAMB, Battlecreek MI 49016 phone: 800-62-1413, 4) KraftHeinz, 3 Lakes Dr, Northfield IL 60093 phone: 800-431-1001, and 5) Nestle USA, 800 Brand Ave, Glendale CA 91203 phone:800-225-2270.
More about Chlorpyrifos from Wikipedia:
Chlorpyrifos is moderately toxic to humans, and exposure has been linked to neurological effects, persistent developmental disorders and autoimmune disorders. Exposure during pregnancy retards the mental development of children, and most home use was banned in 2001 in the U.S. In agriculture, it is "one of the most widely used organophosphate insecticides" in the United States, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and before being phased out for residential use was one of the most used residential insecticides. On March 29, 2017, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt denied a petition to ban chlorpyrifos.