Consumers Union and Meat Without Drugs campaign partners will hold a press conference outside of Trader Joe’s Union Square store this Thursday, September 27th at 11am, where we’ll deliver over half a million petition signatures to Trader Joe’s from consumers who want the store to sell only meat and poultry raised without antibiotics.
The rampant use of antibiotics on farms is promoting drug resistant superbugs that are showing up on our food and spreading to our communities. Our petition signatures show that there is growing momentum across the country to get antibiotics out of our food animals and we think this event will shine a spotlight on the critical role national grocery chains play in fighting antibiotic-resistant superbugs.
We are calling on Trader Joe’s, a leader in environmentally conscious food sourcing, to help end a meat production practice that is a serious danger to public health
The event will feature speakers from campaign partners Moms Rising and Food & Water Watch, along with a former Oklahoma hog factory farm worker who passed a MRSA superbug on to her family. MRSA is an antibiotic-resistant superbug that has been found in hogs and pork.
Our new campaign mascot, “Joe the Pig” will be at the event to ask Trader Joe’s to “get me off drugs” and to stand with consumers to tape on-the-spot video messages to the store’s management.
Come join us, meet Joe the Pig and get a free reusable shopping bag! For more information or to RSVP, please click here.
Thursday, September 27th
Trader Joes near Union Square,142 E. 14th Street (between 3rd and 4th avenues).