Jo Miles

Jo Miles is the Digital Program Director for Food and Water Watch. 

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Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Who's Banking on the Dakota Access Pipeline?
When the Army Corps of Engineers issued a permit for the 1,100-mile Dakota Access Pipeline in July, executives at the corporations behind the plan probably thought their path forward was clear. They’d moved easily through the permit process, seemingly dodging the concerns of people affected by the...
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Friday, June 24, 2016
Countdown to GMO Labeling - But We're Not There Yet
In seven days, if all goes well, labeling genetically engineered (GMO) ingredients will be the law in Vermont. But the Senate is scrambling to keep that from happening. Just yesterday, Senators Roberts (R-KS) and Stabenow (D-MI) announced a “compromise” deal that would overturn Vermont’s law and...
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Who Will Replace Our Century-Old Water Pipes?
The water that comes out of your tap is clean, right? It should be. But in the United States, we can’t afford to keep taking for granted that safe, clean water flows from our taps. The crisis in Flint, Michigan is the leading edge of a desperate situation for our tap water in communities across the...
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Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Fighting Mosquitoes with GMO Mosquitoes
Genetic engineering isn’t just changing what’s in your food. A company called Oxitec has created a genetically engineered (GMO) mosquito, and they want to release millions of them into a community in the Florida Keys. The problem they’re trying to solve with these GMO bugs is real, but in this case...
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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Is It GMO? When Printing a Label on a Package Is Too Easy…
Big Food companies have spent millions of dollars trying to block states from requiring GMO labeling. Thanks to pressure from hundreds of thousands of concerned people, including over 172,000 Food & Water Watch supporters, we’ve stopped the Senate from doing away with GMO labels… so far. But...
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Thursday, February 18, 2016
Lessons from Flint and the Price of Water Privatization
As new information comes out every day about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, the state of our country’s water feels dire. Flint children will suffer the lifelong consequences of lead poisoning after the state took over the city’s water system and switched the city’s water source from the safe...
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Saturday, February 13, 2016
America’s Water Crisis Goes Beyond Flint
The ongoing crisis in Flint, Michigan, shines a spotlight on our nation’s water woes. It is an indictment of our broken democracy . Every day, we hear a new horror story from Flint: Lead poisoning. Brain damage in kids. Legionnaire’s disease. Permanently damaged pipes that will cost millions to...
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Wednesday, December 24, 2014
All Naughty, No Nice: 5 Worst Fracking Industry Moments of 2014
There’s never much chance of fracking companies ending up on Santa’s “nice” list, considering that polluting our air and water and making people sick is a regular part of how they do business. But while the movement to ban fracking made great strides in 2014, most notably with the recent ban in New...
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