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Sign the petition: It’s time for food service companies to choose Real Food, not Big Food.
Three companies — Aramark, Sodexo, and Compass Group — serve billions of meals every year in cafeterias at schools, hospitals, universities, and businesses.
The vast majority of the food they serve comes from multinational corporations and factory farms that are harming the health of our communities and polluting the planet.
If these companies shifted to serving food that is good for people and the planet, it would make a huge impact. We need your help to urge them to act!
Aramark, Sodexo, and Compass Group are lining the pockets of “Big Food” corporations like Tyson. These “Big Food” companies produce pesticide-intensive, GMO-fed, factory-farmed meat.
This is incredibly destructive for our environment. Factory farming pollutes water and contributes to climate chaos. Pesticides poison people and are leading to the decline of bees and monarch butterflies. And it’s all so Big Ag can make bigger profits.
What’s more, this system shuts out organic farmers, sustainable producers, and farmers of color. It’s unjust and it’s harming our health and the planet.
But these three food service giants could change that. They could reorient their business model away from a system of exclusive relationships with Big Food companies and towards Real Meals that support sustainable producers, communities, and the planet.
Meat and dairy consumption is heating up the planet. And these food service companies are not being held accountable. Instead, they’re driving climate chaos by purchasing meat from polluting and inhumane factory farms.
We need to send the message that the public wants a food system that supports local and sustainable farmers, invests in racial justice and equity, and preserves our planet for future generations. But we can’t do this without you.
Thank you for joining us in calling for Real Meals.
Senior food campaigner,
Friends of the Earth
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