Target: Shuiji Abe, President and CEO of the Yoshinoya fast-food chain
Goal: Stop popular company from growing vegetables in an area exposed to dangerous nuclear chemicals
Yoshinoya, a fast-food chain in Japan, has recently made the decision to create a partnership with farmers in the Fukushima Prefecture — where the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has been leaking for two years after being hit by a tsunami. This means the Yoshinoya will be farming its vegetables in an area with soil potentially polluted by the nuclear chemicals.
The towns surrounding the nuclear plant are highly contaminated, and many thousands of Japanese who once resided there are still displaced. People who enter the contaminated area still have to wear protective masks to shield themselves from dangerous chemicals.
It is astonishing that farming near this area is even being considered. Yoshinoya is a very popular fast-food chain in the far east with over 1,400 locations. If the food grown in this area is harmful, the effects could be expansive and widespread.
Yoshinoya believes that its location is far enough away from the nuclear disaster not to pose any immediately threat, but chances should not be taken when it comes to the safety of consumers. If the nuclear plant is still leaking, nobody can be sure if the contamination will continue to spread or how fast it will do so. Yoshinoya must be convinced to locate their farming center in another location, free of threat of contamination.
Please sign the petition below to ensure that crops being consumed by thousands of consumers.
Dear Suiji Abe,
As the President and CEO of Yoshinoya, you should be better protecting the reputation of your company. Your recent decision to farm in the Fukushima Prefecture, an area that has been affected by a leaking nuclear power plant, is senseless. It is not worth the risk to farm in an area that could be or could become polluted with dangerous chemicals. Even if the area appears to be free of immediate danger, the location of the farm does not make the company look favorable.
If the crops were to be harmed by the chemicals, Yoshinoya is so widespread that the number of people affected would be tremendous. In situations involving a consumer base that is this large, it is best that you eliminate all risk.
On behalf of millions of consumers and the well-being of your company, we ask that you move your farm to a safer location, ensuring the health and safety of consumers of your products.
[Your Name Here]
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