Wenonah Hauter

Wenonah Hauter

Wenonah Hauter is the executive director of the consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch. She has worked extensively on energy, food, water and environmental issues at the national, state and local level. Experienced in developing policy positions and legislative strategies, she is also a skilled and accomplished organizer, having lobbied and developed grassroots field strategy and action plans.

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Friday, October 21, 2016 - 8:00am
Three Massive Mergers—Millions for One Bank and a Disaster for Food, Water, and Climate
You probably learned in high school that monopolies are bad for consumers; they eliminate the field of competition in the marketplace, leaving people with fewer options and higher prices. Mega-mergers in the food and energy markets are allowing a handful of corporations to dominate market sectors...
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Friday, July 1, 2016 - 11:30am
Marching for a Clean Energy Revolution at the DNC
Climate change is one of the key challenges threatening our health, our safety, and the stability of our planet. Rising global temperature threaten to uproot communities and even entire nations throughout the world. Half measures and gradual progress against this looming threat won’t do. To protect...
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Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 9:45am
DARK Act Compromise Could Preempt Vermont’s GMO Label Law
Thursday it was reported that the Senate’s Agriculture Committee leadership has reached a deal on labeling GMO foods , specifically to block states from requiring clear, on-package labels of GMO foods. This agreement fails to provide any meaningful federal labeling requirement. This is not a food-...
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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 2:00pm
I Wrote a Book the Fracking Industry Doesn't Want You to Read
My new book, Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment will be released this week and I want to tell you why I wrote it. In the 1990s, I worked on a project to promote renewable energy. Even then, renewables were ready. They were cost-effective and along with energy...
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 10:00am
This Fracking Setback Will Only Lead to More Victories
Colorado’s high court on Monday struck down the rights of Coloradans to enact local fracking bans . It’s no surprise, given the massive sway of the oil and gas industry in the state. The suit was brought against Longmont (which passed a popular fracking ban in 2012) by Governor John Hickenlooper...
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Friday, April 15, 2016 - 3:00pm
Democracy Awakening: A Call to Action for People and the Planet
It’s time to be bold and visionary. Only a massive grassroots movement can build the political power necessary for taking back our democracy and ousting the plutocrats who’ve stolen it. That’s why I’m thrilled to be one of thousands rallying this weekend at Democracy Awakening —supporting calls to...
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 11:15am
DARK Act Vote in Senate Imminent: Will Congress Protect American’s Right to Know?
On Monday night, Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) filed a new version of the anti-GMO labeling bill widely known as the DARK Act , which would prevent states from requiring labeling of genetically engineered (GMO) foods and stop pending state laws that require labeling from going into effect. We urge the...
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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 10:45am
The United States of Monsanto?
This week thousands of Americans took time out of their busy days to call their Senators to demand that they vote against the DARK Act, a bill sponsored by Kansas Senator Pat Roberts, which would prevent consumers from knowing if the food they eat and feed their families contains genetically...
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Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 3:45pm
McClendon's Legacy As Warning
Just moments after posting a scathing comment to Facebook regarding Aubrey McClendon’s recent indictment by the Department of Justice on conspiracy charges, I read news of his shocking death in a car accident. I didn’t know McClendon personally, but he is indeed a legend in the story of the...
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Friday, January 29, 2016 - 2:45pm
A Poisonous Approach to Governing
The Flint water crisis is a disaster on all levels, and many factors are to blame—austerity measures imposed by emergency management, the Snyder administration’s gross mismanagement, EPA’s failure to step in. It is also a consequence of a poisonous trend—running states like corporations. Flint...
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