Friday, September 2, 2016

In-N-Out is using routine antibiotics, tell them to stop: 1-800-786-1000

I have a huge call to action for the Food Babe Army today. Please take part - it will only take a few minutes and could make a huge difference!

The famous west coast burger chain, In-N-Out Burger gets their meat from Harris Ranch - one the largest concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO) on the west coast. Critics call it "cowschwitz" because thousands of cows can be seen crowded and walking in their own excrement. If you've drive on I-5 in central California… you've probably smelled it. I posted a video of what it looks like on Instagram.

CALL TO ACTION: Join me in calling In-N-Out customer service today at 1-800-786-1000 and ask them set a timeline for stopping the routine use of antibiotics ASAP and provide a sustainable grass-fed option.

I am disgusted by these practices! Not to mention the growth hormones, GMOs and antibiotics that the animals are raised with - it is shameful.

I've been working with several consumer advocacy groups on a campaign to get In-N-Out Burger to put a more sustainable grass-fed option on the menu and switch to beef raised without routine antibiotics.

Even if there isn't any antibiotic residue left in the meat, the routine use of antibiotics is creating "antibiotic-resistant bacteria" (a.k.a. superbugs) that are spreading to humans through our air, water, and food. This issue affected my own dad!

In response to our campaign, In-N-Out made headlines stating that they were going to commit to moving away from antibiotics… but they refused to give a timeline or details about their new antibiotics use policy.

It has now been six months and In-N-Out has been silent and has not shown any sign that they are making progress. Do they even have a plan?

We have collectively decided that it is time to turn up the heat on In-N-Out and put on more public pressure to get them to take action… and today we begin!

Many people believe In-N-Out serves higher quality food than other fast food places. It's time to live up to their reputation and stop lagging behind companies like Elevation Burger and Shake Shack who have responsibly decided not to serve meat raised with routine antibiotics or growth hormones.

Switching to sustainable grass-fed beef is one way In-N-Out Burger could meet this requirement and help encourage best management practices for animals.

CALL TO ACTION: Join me in calling In-N-Out customer service today at 1-800-786-1000 and ask them set a timeline for stopping the routine use of antibiotics ASAP.

I am so passionate about this issue because the routine use of antibiotics is irresponsible and puts everyone at risk - even if you don't eat meat or wouldn't touch an In-N-Out Burger with a ten-foot pole!

If you'd like to know more about why this practice needs to stop NOW and could personally affect you and your loved ones - I've written several blog posts about the routine use of antibiotics to raise meat (here, here, here, here).

Please join me in calling In-N-Out Burger today at 1-800-786-1000.

Spread the word! Please share this information with your friends and family on social media and via email. It is going to take the entire Food Babe Army to make this happen!

Let's make some noise and make our voices heard.

Xo,

Vani

 

 

 

 



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