Kroger: consumers want groceries free of toxic pesticides

Kroger: consumers want groceries free of toxic pesticides

Kroger is STILL selling pesticide-laced foods, and playing Russian roulette with the health of our families, bees, and the planet.

The grocery giant’s private-label foods are contaminated with glyphosate, the “probable carcinogen” in Monsanto’s Roundup, and organophosphates, which are tied to ADHD. Bee-killing neonicotinoids round out this toxic cocktail. 🐝

Here is an example of how a conversation could start (or you can just wing it!):

    Hello, I’m [Your Name]. I’m a concerned [Kroger customer/shareholder] calling from [Your city/state], and I would like to speak to you about the need for Kroger to phase out dangerous pesticides from its entire supply chain.

    Other grocers like Costco are taking steps to phase out pesticides that hurt families and the planet, and I expect you to do the same.

    Recent tests have found several dangerous pesticides in a range of Kroger private label foods. These poisons are linked to cancer and the global collapse of bees.

    I urge Kroger to commit to stop selling food produced with toxic pesticides, and to increase offerings of US-grown organic food. 

    Thank you for your time. 


    • Press 1 to connect to Kroger. You will be connected to Kroger's customer service center. Press 3 to speak to a customer service person.
    • Be friendly and polite - the person picking up the phone will find it hard to ignore you if you are polite. 
    • Don’t feel like you have to answer any specific questions if you don’t feel comfortable.


      What if they ask who asked me to call? 

      Tell the person that you’re a member of a global organization called SumOfUs, which runs campaigns to keep corporations accountable. Tell them you’re calling as someone who is concerned about the dangerous chemicals contaminating Kroger's products. 

      Do I have to be an expert to call Kroger and express my concerns?

      No! Kroger cares what members of the public think and you don't have to be an expert to let it know you're concerned. 

      What if the person asks me a question I can’t answer? 

      It’s ok to say you don’t know. Or you might want to say that you will research the answer and contact them back with more information. 

      What if I’m not connected? 

      The line may be busy - sorry about that. Please try calling again during office hours. 

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