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Safeway Admits Poison on Grapes [page 1 of 2]

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Creator:United Farm Workers Organizing Committee American Federation of Labor - Congress of Industrial Organizations
Creator:University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.
Title:Safeway Admits Poison on Grapes [page 1 of 2]
Date:1969
Description:

Alternative title: Boycott Grapes! Boycott Safeway! Announces: Grapes sold by Safeway contain Aldrin, a substance poisonous to humans. Quote from document: "Growers are poisoning farmworkers: 850-1000 deaths and 80,000-90,000 injuries are caused by pesticides every year in the U.S." Quote from document: "Safeway sells poison grapes because its directors are growers: Safeway Directors control a total of 1,000,000 acres of agricultural land. They receive a total of $6,972,246 in federal subsidies." Note on date: Although 1971 is penciled on the document, this side of the flier was most likely created in 1969, shortly after the newspaper articles it reprints were published. WashPIRG has covered the page with an X and written, "recycled: read other side."

Types:Fliers (printed matter) | StillImage | Text
Subjects:Agricultural laborers--United States | Human rights--United States | Safeway Stores, Inc. | Aldrin | Insecticides--Toxicity | United States, Washignton, King County, Seattle, 47.6062095, -122.3320708
Collection:Vietnam War Era Ephemera Collection
Institution:University of Washington's Libraries
Contributors:University of Washington. Libraries. Special Collections Division
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Vietnam War Era Ephemera Collection

United Farm Workers Organizing Committee American Federation of Labor - Congress of Industrial Organizations

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