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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Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Florida’s Extreme ‘Preemption’ Bills Target Clean Energy Transition
A batch of bills that passed in the Florida legislature yesterday represent what may be the most aggressive move in the country to curtail the transition away from fossil fuels. Following a national trend of ‘preemption’ laws intended to stop local governments from passing bans on new gas service,...
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Friday, April 23, 2021
Newsom Directs Agencies to Stop New Fracking Permits By 2024, Skirting Full Ban
Today California Governor Gavin Newsom once more declined to use his executive power to ban fracking, opting instead to direct CALGem to phase out new fracking permits by January 2024 and phase out oil extraction by 2045. These measures fall far short of demands, failing to address more than 242,...
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Thursday, April 22, 2021
New Report Outlines Country’s Food System Crisis, Calls for Major Policy Reform
A comprehensive report released today by the national advocacy organization Food & Water Watch outlines the crisis state of the country’s food system, including detailed analysis on the severe damage levied on society by unchecked corporate monopolies dominating the system. The report, “ Well-...
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Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Biden Emissions Goal Is Inadequate
Multiple news reports suggest that the White House is set to announce a goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half from 2005 levels. In response, Food & Water Watch Policy Director Mitch Jones released the following statement: "While these White House goals are being lauded as aggressive...
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Monday, April 19, 2021
Carbon Offset Scams Facing Broad Opposition
As the Biden Administration gears up for a global climate summit and Congress begins negotiations on an infrastructure package, agricultural-based offsets for polluters are attracting considerable criticism as a false solution that will do little to reduce emissions. A cadre of organizations...
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Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Hundreds of Elected Officials Call for Fracking Ban and Halt to New Fossil Fuel Projects
In a letter sent to President Biden and Congress today, more than 375 local and state elected officials from across the country called on national leaders to: halt permitting for new fracking and fossil fuel infrastructure projects; revoke existing permits for oil and gas extraction within 2,500...
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Monday, April 12, 2021
Massive Water Merger Would Create Dangerous Corporate Monopoly
Today, Veolia announced an agreement in principle to acquire Suez through a $15 billion deal that would merge the two largest water corporations in the world. In response, Food & Water Watch Public Water for All Campaign Director Mary Grant issued the following statement: “Veolia’s plan to...
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Friday, April 09, 2021
Meatpacking Plants and COVID: New Study Shows Devastating Link Between Outbreaks and Countywide Virus Transmission
A new study in Food Policy shows that COVID infections at large meatpacking facilities are associated with virus outbreaks in the county where those facilities are located. The study finds that almost 350,000 COVID-19 infections are “attributable to meatpacking plants in the U.S with associated...
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Wednesday, April 07, 2021
In Supreme Court Briefs, Groups Take Aim at Dangerous Act 21 Interpretation
The Supreme Court accepted briefs from environmental, public health, and sustainable farming advocates in a major water pollution case before the Wisconsin State Supreme Court. Oral arguments in the case are scheduled for April 12. The two amicus, or “friend of the court,” briefs —one submitted by...
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Tuesday, April 06, 2021
Climate and Environmental Justice Groups Call on EPA to Hold Industrial Dairy and Hog Operations Accountable for Pollution
Today, Food & Water Watch joined environmental, environmental justice, and rural community groups across the country to file a petition with the Environmental Protection Agency, calling on the agency to regulate industrial dairy and hog operations and hold them accountable for their harmful...
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