First Bayer and Monsanto announced plans to merge, creating a farm-to-plate takeover of our food supply. Now Amazon has announced plans to buy Whole Foods in an attempt to create the same kind of monopoly on retail grocery sales that Amazon has in online commerce.
If the Bayer-Monsanto merger goes through to create the world's largest seed and pesticide company, we're facing more bee-killing neonics in our fields and more toxic glyphosate on our plates.
And if Amazon is permitted to buy Whole Foods, it will wipe out consumer choice, raise prices, and end community-based grocery retail as we know it.
But we're not backing down, because the stakes couldn't be higher: corporate control of how our food is grown and sold. And just like we stopped the Comcast takeover of Time Warner, we can stop these mergers and save our food supply. Will you chip in to help stop the corporate takeover of our food supply?
In 2014, the Comcast takeover of Time Warner promised to change the face of the internet -- which we use every day for our jobs, our schools, and to stay connected to friends and family.
Now, we're facing a battle over something even more fundamental: what we eat.
We're already gaining traction against Bayer-Monsanto. We hired the world's top lawyers to analyze the merger, gaining coverage in influential outlets like Bloomberg and Financial Times. We've waged off line protests to raise visibility. And we've gotten stars like Mark Ruffalo to help us spread the word.
By combining top legal minds with celebrity power and grassroots activism, we can stop Amazon-Whole Foods, too. The odds are long, and the stakes are high. But that was also true of the Comcast-Time Warner merger, and we helped stop that in its tracks.
Waging a dual battle over the control of our food supply, we're counting on YOUR help. Will you chip in today?