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consumer rights

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Petition to Environmental Protection Agency

Tell the EPA: Ban paraquat, an herbicide linked to Parkinson’s disease.

Despite being banned in 32 countries, paraquat is one of the most widely used herbicides in the United States. Yet many studies, including one as recent as 2017, show that paraquat exposure increases risk of Parkinson’s disease. We believe the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should join other countries in banning the use of this herbicide.   Parkinson’s is a chronic, degenerative neurological disease that impacts nearly 1 million Americans. Currently, there is no treatment to slow, stop or reverse the progression of Parkinson’s, nor is there a cure. Every 15 years, the EPA reviews all herbicides to confirm they comply with federal safety standards, and paraquat is currently under review. That’s why your signature is so important today. The Unified Parkinson’s Advocacy Council, led by The Michael J. Fox Foundation, educates lawmakers on the causes of Parkinson’s and advocates for public policy changes that support patients and families. Last year, the Council sent a letter to the EPA outlining paraquat’s health risks and asking for it to be banned in the United States. Introduced in the 1960s, paraquat kills most green plant tissue on contact and is often used as an alternative for weeds resistant to glyphosate, the herbicide commonly known as “Roundup.” There are other means of pest-control that farmers can use to obtain an adequate yield without increasing Parkinson’s risk. Please sign our petition asking the EPA Administrator to protect Americans and prohibit the use of paraquat.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
107,321 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to Kellogg's

Bring back the old Cracklin' Oat Bran cereal recipe!

With no warning to loyal consumers, Kellogg's has drastically changed the Cracklin' Oat Bran recipe. Kellogg's has offered no solutions for it's consumer-base and continues to avoid confrontation of the issue, skirting it aside as if nobody has noticed. WE HAVE NOTICED. The only comment from Kellogg's on the issue: "The source of the toasted bran was changed, as a result the texture is harder and grittier and the bran is lighter in color than before. Fortification was changed to reflect new fortification targets for the brand. Artificial flavors and colors were removed. Label updated to new Label Reform format due to FDA labeling regulations. The serving size for cereal was increased to reflect the amount of cereal most consumers report eating in a serving. Because the serving size is larger, most of the nutritionals went up, like calories, sugar, carbohydrates, etc." Some complaints have reportedly also resulted in offers of coupons for the new product. Kellogg's has always neglected this cereal and the consumers that support it. In 2008, I wanted to find the facebook page for this delicious cereal. I found one for every other Kellogg's cereal I could think of, but not for Cracklin' Oat Bran. This is when I decided to make my own. There is now another large show of neglect from Kellogg's regarding the cereal and all of us consumers. We have to change it. In the words of loyal consumers: It’s f-ing terrible. I’m so pissed they screwed with my favorite cereal, and they seem to have been very secretive about it, as if we wouldn’t notice the change. There’s literally nothing out there about this change happening. It’s harder, like chewing rocks, and tastes fake, like there’s too much nutmeg or something.- Leslie Heck I didn't know if it was just a bad box (maybe left in the corner of the back room by the furnace for a few months) but I just got another and I don't like it.- Bill and Shaneen Jensen ...as soon as i poured it into the bowl i noticed the texture was completely off and then low and behold the taste is fucking terrible ... flavored cardboard would be more satisfying ... what a god damn shame- Josh Stuart  Bought a box today without knowing about the change. So disappointed! Not my favorite cereal anymore!- Pam Hassell The current formulation is impervious to milk, compact as a rock, and flavorless. This long-time consumer is looking for a replacement.- Lydia Johnson

Shawn Lockwood
59 supporters