Food & Water Watch

Food & Water Watch is a nonprofit consumer organization that works to ensure clean water and safe food. We challenge the corporate control and abuse of our food and water resources by empowering people to take action and by transforming the public consciousness about what we eat and drink.

Releases by this organization

Newswire article
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Flint Residents Should Not Have to Wait Any Longer for Justice
“The Michigan Department of the Attorney General’s decision to dismiss all the pending criminal charges related to the Flint drinking water crisis can only be acceptable if the prosecution team refiles and aggressively pursues new charges swiftly. Flint residents deserve a comprehensive and just...
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Monday, June 10, 2019
Single-Use Plastic Bans: Good for Our Food, Water and Planet
Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada will ban single-use plastics as early as 2021, following on a similar move by the EU earlier this year. The government is considering items such as bottled water, plastic bags and straws. In response, Food & Water Watch released the...
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Newswire article
Friday, June 07, 2019
Global Natural Gas Demand Rose in 2018; Trend Could End Hope for Climate Stability
Today, the International Energy Agency (IEA) revealed that demand for natural gas grew 4.6% in 2018 , driven in part by the continued development of the international gas trade. Meanwhile, a report released this week from Food & Water Watch demonstrated exactly how the fracking industry is...
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Newswire article
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
New Report Details Vast Scope and Scale of Emerging Fracking Infrastructure Boom
A first-of-its-kind report from the advocacy group Food & Water Watch provides a full and detailed analysis of the emerging fracked gas infrastructure buildout that is symbiotically driving, and being driven by, a new fracking boom in America. This unique study comprehensively charts natural...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, June 04, 2019
Biden’s Climate Plan Is Weak and Inadequate
“Joe Biden’s climate plan is a cobbled-together assortment of weak emissions targets and unproven technological schemes that fail to adequately address the depth and urgency of the climate crisis we face. This plan cannot be considered a serious proposal to tackle climate change. “Biden’s focus on...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, June 04, 2019
New Subpoenas in Flint: Justice Demands Accountability
“This new development leaves us with a lot of questions. First, how was this evidence sitting in a basement of the state building after being subpoenaed? Who left this evidence in the dark and why? “The people of Flint deserve answers. Hopefully this investigation will yield them. And there needs...
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Newswire article
Monday, June 03, 2019
Ten Democratic Presidential Candidates Would Ban Fracking
A presidential candidate survey released by The Washington Post indicates that ten Democratic candidates – Booker, Buttigieg, de Blasio, Gabbard, Inslee, Messam, Sanders, Swalwell, Warren and Williamson – support a ban on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the U.S. Meanwhile, a poll last year...
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Newswire article
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Senate Democrats Question USDA Over “Big Ag Bailout” Money
Yesterday, Senate Democrats led by Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue urging an end to trade mitigation policy purchases that benefit foreign-owned companies, saying that “it is counterproductive and contradictory for these companies to receive assistance...
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Newswire article
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
DOE Release Touts Exports of "U.S. Molecules of Freedom" in Orwellian News Release
Yesterday, the Department of Energy announced that it had authorized additional exports of liquified natural gas from the Freeport LNG terminal in Texas. The release quoted officials as saying the product would spread “freedom gas” and that the agency was advancing a “regulatory system that allows...
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Newswire article
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Food & Water Watch Calls for Congressional Inquiry Over USDA’s Handling of JBS Scandal
In recent media accounts, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue has defended the agency’s policy of awarding trade mitigation bailout money meant for struggling U.S. farmers to JBS – the largest meatpacker in the world, which is currently mired in multiple scandals in its home country of Brazil. In a...
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