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Raw Transformation: Improve Raw Vegan Options

Petition published by TransformationStation09 on Apr 01, 2008
Target: Transportation Security Administrations, Airlines, Organic Food Companies, & Food Storage Companies
Region: GLOBAL

Petition Background (Preamble):

Circumstance:
On February 19, 2008, I had to throw out my just purchased, and sealed, containers 6 oz Silk Soy yogurt, 8 oz Rice Dream, and 4oz Santa Cruz Organic Apple Sauce. I was left to travel 8 hours, of a 15 hour trip, with only 2 apples, a handful of baby carrots, and canned airline, because the organic food companies do not offer products in 3 oz packaging, in accordance with TSA standards.

Facts:
*Global travel is challenging for raw food vegans, because some countries will not allowed fresh produce to be brought into their countries

*TSA limits container food and liquid sizes to 3oz, yet if they cannot identify what’s in the container passengers are forced to throw them out, or prove their content, i.e. a mother forced to drink her baby milk
http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/prohibited/permitted-prohibited-items.shtm#10
http://www.tsa.gov/311/311-carry-ons.shtm
http://www.tsa.gov/press/happenings/311_intl_acceptance.shtm

*Airline carriers do not offer raw vegan meal options

*There are no raw vegan restaurants or cafes in our international airports

* Airlines need to be educated about the similarities and differences between Vegetarian, Vegan, and Raw Vegan (Living on Live Foods) dietary styles

*Food storage companies do not make 3oz containers

*Organic food companies do not offer products in 3 oz packaging

* TSA’s carry-on limits challenge the raw vegan that wishes to carry a lunch, in addition their backpack/laptop, and purse

* The Civil Rights Act of 1964 Sec. 201 states: (a) All persons shall be entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations of any place of public accommodation, as defined in this section, without discrimination or segregation on the grounds of race, color, religion, or national origin or sex. This should also include without discrimination or segregation on the grounds of a person’s dietary lifestyle choice.

Smallest Container Sizes by Company:
Rubbermaid - 1.2 cups (Twist n’ Seal)
Ziploc (Twist n’ Seal)
Gladware - 4 oz (Mini-round)
Tupperware - 4oz (Meals solutions to go travel set that exceeds TSA’s 3-1-1 standards)
Pyrex (Corningware) - 1 cup (Round)
Anchor Hocking - 2 cups (Kitchen Storage)

Airlines Meal Options:
http://www.vegparadise.com/airline.html
http://www.frommers.com/articles/2570.html

Perspectives of Raw Vegan Lifestyle (Airlines)
http://airtranmagazine.com/contents/2005/06/a-dish-best-served-cold-raw-food/print/
http://www.dietdetective.com/content/view/2873/3/
http://www.nbc6.net/health/14856353/detail.html
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/food_coach&id=5844144

Petition:

Call to Action:
*Sign this petition and contact food storage companies to show your support of food storage companies modifying food storage containers that meet TSA standards.

Rubbermaid
Attn: Consumer Service Department
3320 West Market Street
Fairlawn, Ohio 44333 USA
Toll-Free: (888) 895-2110

SC Johnson Brands (Ziploc)
Attn: Consumer Affairs Department
1525 Howe Street
Racine, Wisconsin 53403-5011
1-800-494-4855 USA
1-877-506-7352 Canada

Glad Product Company
Attn: Consumer Affairs Department
1221 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
(800) 835-4523

Tupperware US, Inc.
Attn: Customer Care
P.O. Box 2353
Orlando, FL 32802
1 800 366-3800 (English)
1 866 476-4425 (Spanish)

Pyrex - Corning Incorporated
Attn: Consumer Care Center
1200 South Antrim Way
Greencastle, PA 17225
1-800-999-3436 (North America)

Anchor Hocking
Attn: Consumer Affairs Department
519 Pierce Avenue
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
740-681-6478

*Contact national and international organic food companies and lobby for product packaging that meets the standards of TSA.

*Contact TSA and lobby for allowance of one clear lunch bag as a third carry-on item.

OSC Civil Rights and Liberties (OCRL)
Transportation Security Administration
601 South 12th Street
Arlington, VA 22202-4220
1-866-289-9673
TSA-ContactCenter@dhs.gov

http://www.iata.org/about/contactus.htm

*Contact your local airports and lobby for raw vegan restaurants or cafes.
http://www.vegparadise.com/airline.html

*Contact your local vegetarian, vegan, and raw vegan restaurants and lobby for these types of restaurants in airport facilities.

*Create and distribute to your local airlines and airport facilities a brochure explaining the differences between various dietary lifestyles.

-vegetarian (and all its variations)
-vegan (cooked)
-raw vegan (living on live foods)
-macrobiotic
-fruitarian

*Contact your local airlines and lobby for clear and definitive vegetarian, vegan, and raw vegan snack and meal menu that will be available to and honored at passengers request on all domestic and international flights.
http://www.vegparadise.com/airline.html

*Contact IATA, CGIAR, and your congressional/parliament bodies and lobby for an international solution to traveling with fresh produce.
http://www.iata.org/about/contactus.htm
http://www.cgiar.org/who/index.html
http://www.electionworld.org/international.htm
http://agriculture.senate.gov/
http://agriculture.house.gov/

*Contact your congressional/parliament bodies and lobby for the amendment of section 201 of the 1964 Civil Rights Acts to include a person's dietary lifestyle choice.
http://www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW_by_State.shtml
http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

The Raw Transformation: Improve Raw Vegan Options petition to Transportation Security Administrations, Airlines, Organic Food Companies, & Food Storage Companies was written by TransformationStation09 and is in the category Consumer Affairs at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: , , , , ,

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