toxic-isnt-tasty-campaign-logoTell These Pinkwashers: “Toxic Isn’t Tasty!”

Bee Sweet Citrus and Wonderful Citrus, the U.S.’s largest citrus grower and the company behind Halos® mandarins, are using leftover wastewater from oil corporations to irrigate their citrus—while also using pink ribbons to sell them. We call this pinkwashing. 

As this type of food irrigation is set to expand, we believe this is an urgent public health issue because of the potentially hazardous chemicals associated with all oil extraction processes. At least one test of oil wastewater used for food irrigation found that it contained the chemical benzene, a known human carcinogen linked to breast cancer.

Tell these agricultural corporations to stop pinkwashing and stop watering our food with oil wastewater.


Unappetizing New Report About Chemicals Used in Oil Operations

By Alyssa Figueroa, Campaigns Coordinator

Halos boxWhile we’ve been calling on Bee Sweet Citrus and Wonderful Citrus to stop pinkwashing – using oil wastewater to irrigate their oranges while running pink ribbon promotions – a group of independent scientists has been taking a closer look at the chemicals used in the oil operations that supply this wastewater. And their findings are quite unappetizing.
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Think Before You Pink, a project of Breast Cancer Action, launched in 2002 in response to the growing concern about the overwhelming number of pink ribbon products and promotions on the market. The campaign calls for more transparency and accountability by companies that take part in breast cancer fundraising, and encourages consumers to ask critical questions about pink ribbon promotions.

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