Target: Denise M. Morrison, President and Chief Executive Officer of Campbell Soup Company
Goal: Applaud decision to remove harmful chemicals from products.
Famous soup manufacturer Campbell’s has vowed to stop using a hazardous chemical in its soup cans. Thanks to mounting public pressure, as witnessed in this ForceChange petition, Campbell’s announced that by the middle of 2017, it will stop using Bisphenol-A (BPA) in cans. BPA is a dangerous hormone-mimicking chemical and has been linked to prostate and breast cancer, obesity, asthma, and diabetes. The ban on this harmful product by such a major company represents an enormous victory for consumer safety.
In a statement announcing the move, Mike Mulshine, packaging manager at Campbell’s, said, “Our priority throughout this transition has been, and will continue to be, food safety… We have tested and conducted trials with hundreds of alternatives to BPA lining and believe the acrylic and polyester options will ensure our food remains safe, affordable and tastes great.” Such a massive overhaul can present plenty of financial risks for a company, so sign the petition below to recognize and congratulate Campbell’s for its commitment to a healthier population and planet.
Dear Mrs. Morrison,
I am writing to congratulate your company’s recent decision to ban Bisphenol-A (also known as BPA) from soup cans. BPA is a dangerous chemical with potential links to a number of extremely serious health problems. The removal of this harmful product by a major company such as yours represents an enormous victory for consumer safety.
Given that an overhaul of this magnitude presents plenty of financial and logistical risks for your company, the decision to ban BPA demonstrates an enormous commitment to a healthier population and planet. Thank you for your dedication.
[Your Name Here]
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