Summer’s heating up, and so is our planet. Around the world, small-scale farmers are using agroecology to produce abundant food, enrich diets, conserve biodiversity, and renew the relationship between people and our food system.

Wondering what you can do to help?  Join WhyHunger’s #SummerofAction by supporting local farmers, amplifying the message on social, and lending your voice to important advocacy actions by WhyHunger’s partners and allies.

Here are four ways to take action:

1. Join WhyHunger and participate in the #CheckOutMyHarvest Challenge! You can help us raise awareness about the importance of sustainable agriculture and the frontline farmers committed to growing healthy food and communities without harming the planet.

It’s easy to Participate:

A.  Take a photo of you and your farmers market purchase, CSA box or community garden produce.
B.  Post it on your favorite social media outlet with the hashtag #checkoutmyharvest
C.  Tag WhyHunger at @whyhungerpix (Instagram) and/or @WhyHungerFans (Facebook) and we will feature your beautiful photo on our social media platforms (certain restrictions may apply).
D. Have fun with it! We’ve created some sample social posts to get your creativity flowing!

2. Connect with and support Black farmers in your community using the National Black Food Justice Alliance’s National Black food map & directory.

3. Use your voice and sign these petitions urging leaders to invest in food security, climate justice and food chain workers’ rights:

4. Follow us on social media to learn more about agroecology and other just solutions to climate change and hunger, hear from our partners around the world, and see updates from our Summer’s Heating Up! campaign.

#Block Corporate Salmon!

AquaBounty Technologies (AQB) has created a genetically engineered (GE) new species of salmon approved by the FDA for human consumption. In November 2020, the US District Court for the Northern District of California ruled in favor of Tribes and environmental groups declaring the approval of genetically engineered salmon unlawful, based on several environmental law violations. However, it does not prevent GE salmon from being sold in the US in the meantime while environmental reviews are underway. As of May 2021, AquaBounty has begun the first harvest of their GE salmon for the U.S. market, even in the face of major public opposition and lack of consent by Indigenous people and consumers. AquaBounty may likely sell their GE salmon to restaurants or food service companies because labels on menus are not required. Uprooted and Rising is calling on restaurants, food service companies and individual consumers to help conserve, support and protect California-based indigenous fisheries. Take action now and boycott Aquabounty’s Genetically Engineered Salmon!

Sign the petition here.

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