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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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
USDA Approves Three New Poultry Plants on Assurances of Chinese Government Alone
Today, advocacy group Food & Water Watch sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue questioning the agency’s controversial decision to approve three new poultry slaughter facilities in China as “equivalent” to facilities operating under the USDA’s food safety system...
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Thursday, July 05, 2018
Good Riddance, Scott Pruitt
Statement from Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food & Water Watch: “In an administration that is notorious for its corrupt approach to governing, Scott Pruitt’s shamelessly self-enriching antics actually stood out. Pruitt’s systematic attack on the EPA itself, his devotion to polluting...
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Friday, June 29, 2018
FERC Commissioner Heads to Private Water Lobby
Yesterday it was reported that Robert Powelson is leaving FERC as one of the five commissioners to lead the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC), the trade association for the private water industry. In response, Food & Water Watch issued the following statement from executive...
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Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Water Privatization Adds Insult to Injury in Puerto Rico
On June 18, 2018, Puerto Rico’s Public-Private Partnerships Authority began the process of privatizing part of the Puerto Rico Aqueducts and Sewers Authority (PRASA) through a 15-year deal to design, build, finance, operate and maintain metering, billing and customer service projects. National...
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Monday, June 25, 2018
Food and Water Watch Files FOIA Suit Against the EPA
Today Food & Water Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit to force the EPA to disclose e-mail communications regarding a possible campaign to intimidate and silence concerned agency staff, as reported in the New York Times . The suit comes days after Politico reported that an...
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Unprecedented New Report Details Sweeping Environmental Injustice of Pennsylvania’s Ongoing Fossil Fuel Buildout
A comprehensive new report released today from the advocacy group Food & Water Watch provides a detailed look at the startling environmental injustice of the ongoing fossil fuel power buildout in Pennsylvania. The report , the first of its kind in scope and purview, provides an in-depth...
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Thursday, June 14, 2018
Camden’s Privatized Water Hides Data on Shut-Offs
In a first-of-its-kind lawsuit for New Jersey, the national advocacy group Food & Water Watch is suing the city of Camden in order to force the New Jersey American Water company to release details on water shutoffs in the city. When water service is made unaffordable, there can be widespread...
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Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Advocates and Community Members Request AG Investigate Martin County Water District
In advance of a hearing of the Kentucky Public Services Commission this week on the Martin County Water District's (MCWD) failures to provide adequate, safe water to its customers, today national advocacy group Food & Water Watch joined with the Concerned Citizens of Martin County to ask...
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Mark Ruffalo and Fracking-Harmed Residents Demand Help from Gov. Wolf with New Health Impacts Campaign
Dozens of organizations, affected residents, and actor and advocate Mark Ruffalo launched “Pennsylvania Fracking Health Impacts,” a new campaign asking Governor Wolf: when will you help families harmed by fracking? The campaign— www.pafrackinghealth.org —features 35 short video appeals directed at...
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Pruitt’s EPA a “Nightmare” for Water, Public Health, Press Freedom & Democracy
Last week it was reported that the White House was seeking to suppress a federal health study about the effects of PFOA and PFOS in drinking water, citing a potential “PR nightmare”. Today, several journalists were barred from a related hearing , and one of them was reportedly shoved by a guard and...
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