We want off the 'toxic treadmill'

Known as the 'Big 6' - Monsanto, Dow, BASF, Bayer, Syngenta and DuPont dominate the global seed, pesticide & ag biotech markets. This handful of corporations control the fate of food & farming by keeping the global food system on a toxic treadmill: pushing one product after another in pursuit of poisoned profits.

Our health, livelihoods & the sustainability of our food system are all on the line. How do the Big 6 pesticide/biotech corporations affect your life?

Upload your message to Monsanto et. al. & we'll deliver. Simply click 'submit your story' and upload an image with your message:

e.g. "Hey Big 6: I am a [farmer/ farmworker/ food lover/ beekeeper/ mom/ dad/ student etc.], and I want off your toxic treadmill. [add your story: how pesticides have affected you, or why you care about safe, fair food]. We want our food system back!"



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NO THANKS, Monsanto~ genetically modified NOT FOOD (substantial equivalence is a LIE!!!!) is POISON and we DON’T WANT TO EAT IT!  we will force a tipping point in the market and you can kiss your profits good-bye! why would we want “FOOD” from a company that brought us WAR CHEMICALS and makes PESTICIDES?!?! we are ONTO YOU~ even your CEO eats organic, and your corporate cafeterias serve non-GMO foods “for the safety and heath” of the employees! hypocrites and criminals!

Your poisioning me,yourself.and everybody else in the world.Pesticides are everywhere now.And the cancer rate countinues to climb.If you want to make chemicals why not make them where they don’t poison the whole world.

Your poisioning me,yourself.and everybody else in the world.Pesticides are everywhere now.And the cancer rate countinues to climb.If you want to make chemicals why not make them where they don’t poison the whole world.

Dear Big 6 ,WE want off your toxic treadmill ….Our livelihood is greatly affected by what you do …we raise bees and farm organically. Unfortunately not all of our neighbors do things the way we do ….WHY you ask ….because  the “big Guys ” have the advertising dollars for their products ,unlike the drug companies that at least spew out the warnings of their products ,you the “big 6 “do not warn the consumer of the dangers of your wares,until you have the consumer look for your products ,buy the product and then possibly they might read the warning label . YOU ought to be ashamed of what you are doing to millions of people All for the almighty dollar…I hope that when you look at your children ,and grandchildren I hope that you get a wake-up call and do the right thing.

How can you sleep at night knowing you are harming so many people?  Where is your conscience?  And many people may have been harmed without even knowing it.  Is my autoimmune disease a result of endocrine disrupting pesticides?  Do my children have ADHD as a result of pesticides?  Did my dog die for no apparent reason as a result of pesticides?   All of us have no choice about the pollution that is in our food, water, air, bodies.  It is time to clean up your act and promote safe alternatives instead.  

What damage has all your chemicals done to my grandson?  Why are he and so many other children unable to settle and be able to work in class, unless they have medication?  I used to teach school, beginning in the late 1970’s and the changes in children’s ability to calm and settle themselves has taken a dive off of a cliff.  World-renown scientists like Theo Colburn have been fingering the toxic chemicals for decades, as a direct link.  My grandson, as one example, is going to suffer life-long consequences for the flood of chemicals he is exposed to.  How much chemical loading on a person will it take before we all say, “What is causing all this damage?!?”   Are your studies falsified, as some allege?

Margaret Romak

"Hey Big 6: I am a food lover I want off your toxic treadmill. I have autoimmune disorders which are directly related to food.  Every day I suffer with fatigue and chronic pain which are resultant of the pesticide tarnished foods ingested over my 57 years.  We want our food system back!"

"Hey Big 6: I am a food lover I want off your toxic treadmill. I have autoimmune disorders which are directly related to food.  Every day I suffer with fatigue and chronic pain which are resultant of the pesticide tarnished foods ingested over my 57 years.  We want our food system back!"

My name is Dawna Knapp and I am an intern for Pesticide Action Network North America.  I have learned things about pesticides from this internship that sadden and sicken me, but also have propelled me to dedicate my energy to stopping the Big 6 chemical manufacturing companies - Monsanto, Dow, BASF, Bayer, Syngenta, and DuPont - from poisoning our communities and the environment.  Since I began in July 2011, I have helped organize protests and demonstrations against methyl iodide, helped create a tour of local, sustainable, organic farms for lawmakers and the media, and lobbied California legislators ban the use of this toxic fumigant.  I am thrilled to be one voice among many telling the most harmful chemical manufacturing companies to STOP POISONING ME - I WANT OFF THE TOXIC TREADMILL.  

My name is Dawna Knapp and I am an intern for Pesticide Action Network North America.  I have learned things about pesticides from this internship that sadden and sicken me, but also have propelled me to dedicate my energy to stopping the Big 6 chemical manufacturing companies - Monsanto, Dow, BASF, Bayer, Syngenta, and DuPont - from poisoning our communities and the environment.  Since I began in July 2011, I have helped organize protests and demonstrations against methyl iodide, helped create a tour of local, sustainable, organic farms for lawmakers and the media, and lobbied California legislators ban the use of this toxic fumigant.  I am thrilled to be one voice among many telling the most harmful chemical manufacturing companies to STOP POISONING ME - I WANT OFF THE TOXIC TREADMILL.  

Your companies have destroyed families, family farms, and our quality of life, especially our water that we drink, the land from which our food grows, and the air that we breathe. However, the problems that your companies have created do not there. Your quest for money has been at the heart of worldwide wars, illegal actions taken by our government in our names, laws being enacted with prejudice and ignorance, and countless murders. And all of this because you wanted to erase your competition to market and sell your synthetic, artificial, and/or transgenic products.
They say “every dog has its day” and the days of your companies ruling are about numbered. The people have and are getting educated, and we will not continue to be blind to what you have done nor are planning to do.

Your companies have destroyed families, family farms, and our quality of life, especially our water that we drink, the land from which our food grows, and the air that we breathe. However, the problems that your companies have created do not there. Your quest for money has been at the heart of worldwide wars, illegal actions taken by our government in our names, laws being enacted with prejudice and ignorance, and countless murders. And all of this because you wanted to erase your competition to market and sell your synthetic, artificial, and/or transgenic products.

They say “every dog has its day” and the days of your companies ruling are about numbered. The people have and are getting educated, and we will not continue to be blind to what you have done nor are planning to do.