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 three ways to take action:
1. Enter our “Check Out My Harvest” summer photo challenge. Say cheese! (Or kale!) And snap a photo to showcase your passion for supporting local farmers who are growing good food sustainably to nourish our bodies and cool the planet. Here’s how to enter:
#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!