The Egg Recall & Food Safety
Large-Scale is the Problem
What, if anything, have we learned from the big recall of eggs? Find out in our blog.
Consolidated Egg Shopping
The size and scope of this recall demonstrate just how quickly contamination can spread when one company controls the production and distribution of an enormous amount of food. Get an inside look at a CNN interview of Food & Water Watch’s Patty Lovera on the issue.
A Bad Egg for Every American?
The recent outbreak involved only one producer—Wright County Egg of Galt County, Iowa—but it affected 15 different brands. This is exactly the type of industry consolidation that endangers consumers. What’s the fix? Find out.
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- Our food system has become increasingly concentrated into the hands of a few giant agribusinesses. Challenge the corporate control of our food system.
- If eggs are recalled, they should be destroyed, not put back into our food. Take action to stop recalled eggs from being recycled into different food products.
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- Find farms, farmers’ markets and responsible restaurants near you. Eat local with the help of the Eat Well Guide.
THE EGG: IT’S ONLY THE BEGINNING
A handful of companies like Monsanto, Cargill, Tyson and Smithfield influence much of the food we eat. Decades of bad farm policy and unchecked corporate mergers have left massive agribusiness giants with too much power over the food system. This consolidation is bad news for farmers and for consumers.
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Learn more about how consolidation is leading to unsafe food far beyond eggs: