Table Matters

How Industrial Farms Impact Health and the Environment

Background Information / Resources

Pew Report on Industrial Animal Production

Potentially fatal bacteria found in pigs, farmworkers
Andrew Schneider, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
June 8, 2008

Keep Antibiotics Working: The Campaign to End Antibiotic Overuse in Agriculture

Food and Health Program, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Dr. Wallinga's presentation at FoodMed 2007, titled Industrialized Meat and Poultry Production: An Ecological System Approach

To learn what many hospitals are doing to buy meat and dairy products from farms raising animals sustainably, without antibiotics or rBGH, visit Health Care Without Harm.


Say 'No' to Artificial Hormones in Milk!

Sign the Petition

July 7, 2008

Dear Ellie,


We need 10,000 signatures by July 15 to present to companies (with our thanks) that have gone rBGH-free.
Sign the Petition
Share it with three of your friends

5,483 people have signed our petition thanking companies that have gone rBGH-free and encouraging others to do the same.


Because of your growing demand, several major retailers have recently switched to rBGH-free milk and dairy products.


To have the most influence, we need to deliver 10,000 signatures. If you haven't already,
please sign our petition and send it to others you know and who care about safe milk.

If you have signed it, please send it to three of your friends and get them on board with rBGH-free milk.

We've had good news recently, companies such as Chipotle, Kroger, Safeway, Publix and even Wal-Mart have begun providing more rBGH-free milk and/or dairy products in their stores. Unfortunately, it's the states that are doing some regressive legislating with Ohio going so far as to pass very restrictive labeling laws.

Help us grow the momentum against the use of this artificial hormone with the retailers. A strong show of support for healthier milk and dairy products will be invaluable in our future advocacy efforts. Sign our petition and spread the word to your friends and family.

Thanks for taking action,

Filmona Hailemichael
Food & Water Watch

Food & Water Watch
is a nonprofit consumer organization that works to ensure clean water and safe food. We challenge the corporate control and abuse of our food and water resources by empowering people to take action and by transforming the public consciousness about what we eat and drink.