Reclaiming the future of food and farming

The biggest conflict of interest in food & farming

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Next week, the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) Governing Council will be meeting, and we’re calling on FAO leadership to end their indefinite agreement with pesticide industry group CropLife International. (Learn more about this partnership and why it’s so dangerous in the graphics below.)

Our collective pressure has been working. Earlier this year, we were able to secure a meeting with FAO Deputy Director General Beth Bechdol, and we’ve stopped the #ToxicAlliance from becoming a more formal partnership. But there’s still work to do. In this key moment, we’re submitting another letter to FAO (Spanish, French) and need your help amplifying our message.

Please join us for a Global Day of Action to Stop the #ToxicAlliance on Monday, December 5! We’re hoping to flood social media platforms with thousands of voices from around the world calling out this conflict of interest —find our toolkit with sample messages here.

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Simone Adler

Simone Adler is is PAN's Organizing Co-Director, bringing their grassroots experience to PAN’s national and international teams. Simone comes to PAN with a decade of experience organizing in local and global movements for food sovereignty and economic justice, and is deeply committed to building power through solidarity for our collective liberation. They enjoy making art for the queer revolution, and play clarinet in a Klezmer band, Shpilkis, in Seattle.