Kate Fried

Kate Fried

Kate Fried is the Senior Communications Manager at Food & Water Watch. With over a decade of experience, Kate has worked on a wide range of causes such as inner-city economic development, progressive ballot measure campaigns and energy efficient building, among others. Originally from New England, she holds a B.A. in English with a concentration in cultural studies from Oberlin College. She can be reached at kfried(at)fwwatch(dot)org.

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The TPP empowers foreign governments to challenge the very policies that prevent us from eating tainted imported foods. (Photo: USDA-ARS) Views
Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 11:15am
Are You Sure You Want to Eat That?
Whether we shop for sustenance at a chain grocery store, the corner bodega or even at a farmers market, we all share a basic desire—to not get sick from the food that is supposed to nourish us. In fact, much of the time, most of us don’t think twice about the safety of our food. But not all nations...
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Monday, March 21, 2016 - 12:45pm
General Mills to Label GMOs
On Friday, General Mills announced it will labe l all of its products sold in the United States that contain genetically engineered ingredients (GMOs). This development comes just days after the Senate failed to pass the DARK Act , which would block state GMO labeling laws, including the one in...
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Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 11:45am
Bottled Water Goes Off the Deep End
Because they peddle one of the most basic and ubiquitous resources on the planet, bottled water companies are notorious for manufacturing demand for their products, often by resorting to old Madison Avenue mind games, like exploiting our subconscious interest in exclusivity or by suggesting that...
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Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 7:30am
Reality Checking Our Water Woes
This week while promoting his new music service, Tidal, Jay Z made a well intended but nonetheless tone deaf statement, gushing about the beauty of supposedly “ free ” water service. While tap water may seem free to a rap mogul, those in Detroit who have been living without this essential service...
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Monday, March 24, 2014 - 4:37pm
Fossil Fuel Industry 25 Years After the Exxon Valdez: Still Reckless After All These Years
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Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 8:22am
I Spy a Corporation Desperate to Regain its Market Shares
Thanks in part to the consumer backlash against wasteful, unnecessary bottled water Nestlé’s sales figures are declining in the United States, Europe and Australia. The company has recently resorted to unorthodox, nay, illegal measures to maintain its stranglehold over the earth’s vital food and water resources.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 1:56pm
Is the EPA Selling Out Your Water?
We were disheartened to learn this week that Nancy Stoner, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) acting assistant administrator for water, is an advocate for water privatization. In an interview with Greenwire (Sorry, but subscription required.), Stoner expressed doubt about the federal government’s ability to help provide the public with drinking and wastewater service, citing them as “too expensive.” She then went on to say,
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