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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Friday, September 15, 2017
Food & Water Watch Warns: Flint Water Crisis Not Over, No Amount of Lead Is Safe
“While the Virginia Tech College of Engineering’s finding of decreased lead levels in the water in Flint, Michigan seems encouraging, it does not mean the water crisis is over. Flint water still contains ‘an average lead reading...of 8.3 parts per billion’ and we know that any level of lead is not...
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Thursday, September 14, 2017
As Nation Begins Recovery from Climate-Fueled Disasters, 300+ Groups Endorse Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s Off Fossil Fuels Act
With the nation reeling from devastation brought by hurricanes and wildfires worsened by fossil fuel-driven climate change, more than 300 national, state and local groups are calling for the passage of the Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act (OFF Act), HR 3671. The bill, introduced recently by...
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Monday, September 11, 2017
Food & Water Watch Opposes National Chicken Council Petition To Increase Poultry Slaughter Line Speeds
National advocacy group Food & Water Watch said today it opposes the petition filed on September 1, 2017 by the National Chicken Council with the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to lift the line speed cap for poultry slaughter facilities that was set in the 2014 regulation...
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Friday, September 08, 2017
Climate Change Unleashes Fire and Fury on U.S.
Statement by Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food & Water Watch “Weeks ago, Trump spoke of fire and fury regarding North Korea. But this supercharged hurricane and fire season is unleashing its own fire and fury on the U.S., while Trump remains impervious to the facts of fossil fuels’...
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Friday, September 08, 2017
Banning Fracking in the Delaware River Basin
News reports indicate that the Delaware River Basin Commission will formally propose a ban on fracking. The following statement is from Sam Bernhardt, Senior Pennsylvania Organizer at Food & Water Watch: “After years of campaigning, grassroots activists are on the verge of winning an incredible...
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Thursday, September 07, 2017
Rep. Gabbard’s Off Fossil Fuels Act Responds to Acute Climate Crisis
Amid unfolding climate-related disasters – including catastrophic hurricanes and wildfires – Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) introduced on Friday the Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act (OFF Act). Among other things, this legislation would require: 100% clean, renewable energy-sourced...
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Dozens of Marylanders and Elected Officials Gather For Introduction of Urgent 100% Renewable Energy State Bill
On Thursday, August 24th, at noon Marylanders will meet in Baltimore’s Federal Hill Park to call for 100% renewable energy by 2035. Delegate Shane Robinson will announce plans to introduce legislation that will move Maryland to 100% clean energy by 2035 by replacing problematic state renewable...
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Friday, August 04, 2017
FERC is an Industry Rubber Stamp, in Desperate Need of Reform and Accountability to Communities it Harms
On Thursday evening the Senate confirmed two Republican nominees to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), essentially restoring a quorum to the agency and enabling it to resume the process of approving new interstate energy infrastructure projects. In response, Food & Water Watch...
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Wednesday, August 02, 2017
UK Court Injunction Won’t Stop Anti-Fracking Movement
On July 31, petrochemical giant Ineos Corporation won a High Court injunction intended to stifle protest against the company’s plans to frack sites in the UK. In response, Food & Water Watch and Food & Water Europe Executive Director Wenonah Hauter issued the following statement: “The...
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Monday, July 31, 2017
U.S. Congress Must Act on Climate, Not Incentivize Dirty Energy
“Two recent studies indicate that the Earth is warming faster than previously thought—and that global temperatures will rise more than 2 degrees Celsius by 2100. But instead of acting to protect our planet and move America off fossil fuels, Congress could attempt to pass Mitch McConnell’s dirty...
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