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

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Monday, January 14, 2019
Advocates Raise U.S. Water Quality, Access and Pollution as a Civil Rights Issue with the UN
Today, Food & Water Watch submitted a letter to the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights outlining several troubling water issues in the United States as the U.S. government is up for review for its federally-mandated compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and...
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Thursday, December 20, 2018
USDA’s GMO Labeling Rule Keeps Consumers in the Dark for the Sake of Big Ag Profits
Today the USDA released a final rule governing the consumer labeling of genetically engineered (GMO) foods. In response, Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter issued the following statement: “This deceptive rule will keep people in the dark about what they’re eating and feeding...
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Wednesday, December 19, 2018
USDA Won’t Disclose Latest Meat Inspector Vacancy Rates as Shortages Threaten Food Safety
Since 2005, the advocacy group, Food & Water Watch has been filing annual Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests with USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) for the monthly vacancy rates for meat and poultry inspection personnel broken down by FSIS districts. Until this year, FSIS...
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Monday, December 17, 2018
Cuomo's Energy Plan Fails to Meet Climate Challenge
In describing his goals for the first 100 days of his third term, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called for New York’s electricity to be 100 percent carbon neutral by 2040. Food & Water Watch Northeast Region Director Alex Beauchamp released the following statement: "Governor Cuomo calls the...
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Farm Bill Fails to Address Critical Problems with Food System
Yesterday, the Senate approved the conference report for the Farm Bill, less than 24 hours after the text of the bill was released. The House is expected to vote on the bill soon. The following is a statement Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food & Water Watch: “Once again, Congress has...
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Trump Steamrolls WOTUS to the Benefit of Agrochemical and Fossil Fuel Industries
“In a brazen move to gut federal pollution safeguards for our waterways and drinking water resources, the Trump administration is releasing a new rule that would replace the Waters of the United States rule. It reportedly will allow industrial agriculture operations to release unregulated amounts...
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Wednesday, December 05, 2018
Governors Must Enact Fossil Fuel Moratoria Now, Since Trump Won’t Act
A new report issued today from the Global Carbon Project shows that fossil fuel emissions rose by 1.7% in 2017 and are set to rise 2.7% this year, to 37.1 billion tons of carbon dioxide (CO2). In response, Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter issued the following statement: “...
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Wednesday, December 05, 2018
Coalition Files Suit Against USDA on Factory Farms
A coalition of eight groups representing family farmers, sustainable agriculture advocates and concerned citizens throughout the country filed suit against the United States Department of Agriculture today. The suit aims to stop a USDA policy allowing industrial agriculture facilities to set up...
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Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Another Friday News Dump: USDA Posts Alarming Data About Privatized Inspection at Poultry Plants
Last week, on the Friday evening after Thanksgiving Day, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service released alarming new data about poultry plants that have failed its latest salmonella testing for carcasses, parts and comminuted (ground or shredded) poultry. While the...
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Monday, November 26, 2018
Anticipated House Carbon Tax Bill Is Climate Denial, Not Climate Action
News reports today indicate that a bipartisan group of House members – including Reps. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) and Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) – plans to introduce a carbon tax bill this week. In response, Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter issued the...
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