By Kate Frisher, Campaigns Coordinator
*CAMPAIGN UPDATE: Grimmway Farms was permanently removed from this petition on October 9, 2017 after providing documentation that they do not use produced water from the North Kern Water District.
Toxic’s still not tasty. But oil wastewater is still being used to grow our food. Last week’s webinar explained some of the health risks associated with oil wastewater use and offered some actions you could take to protect our food and our health. Now we’re back with one more thing you can do.
Sign our petition with Food and Water Watch to demand the largest offender, the Wonderful Company, stop using oil wastewater to grow our food. Add your name today and tell this company our food should be grown with clean and safe water!
The fact remains: using oil wastewater to irrigate our food has not been proven safe for the public or farmworkers. Tell this corporation: don’t pollute our fruit!
Be part of the movement to get oil wastewater out of our food and sign the petition today.
P.S. Did you miss our webinar with acclaimed ecologist and anti-fracking activist, Dr. Sandra Steingraber? Check it out here!
*Update, Aug. 31, 2017: Grimmway Farms has responded to the petition stating that their policy opposes the use of oil wastewater for irrigation, including with contracted growers. Pending further documentation from Grimmway, their name has been temporarily removed from the petition. Regardless of the outcome, Grimmway’s response shows that farmers in California agree oil wastewater should not be used for irrigation and affirms our position that it’s time to put an end to this potentially harmful practice!