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, March 02, 2021
Water Crisis in Jackson, Miss. Points to Urgent Need to Pass WATER Act in Congress
Local reporting indicates a dire situation in Jackson, Mississippi, where thousands have gone more than two weeks without running water due to infrastructure failures in the wake of freezing temperatures across the South. This situation is reflective of a crisis state for water infrastructure...
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Tuesday, March 02, 2021
Dems Climate Bill Falls Short
Today, leading House Democrats unveiled an updated version of the CLEAN Future Act, a climate bill that backers have touted as an alternative to a bold Green New Deal. While this year’s version of the bill moves the timeline for 100 percent clean electricity to 2035 -- the same timeline that was...
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Monday, March 01, 2021
Health Professionals Group Addresses Alarming New Finding on Fracking and Public Health
Today the Environmental Health Network released a groundbreaking study , years in the making, that finds alarming ties between fracking operations and dangerous exposure to toxic chemicals in residents of nearby communities in Pennsylvania. In response, Sandra Steingraber, PhD, of Concerned Health...
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Thursday, February 25, 2021
Amid Unprecedented National Water Crises, Comprehensive Water Access, Safety and Affordability Bill Introduced in Congress
Amidst some of the most severe national water crises in decades, a comprehensive water justice bill was introduced in both chambers of Congress today with the intention of urgently addressing the critical state of water access, safety and affordability in the country. Known as the Water...
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Thursday, February 25, 2021
Fracking Ban in Delaware River Basin a Historic Victory
Today, the Delaware River Basin Commission voted unanimously in favor of new regulations that will ban fracking in the Delaware River basin. The Biden administration’s representative to the commission abstained from the vote. For a decade, the grassroots anti-fracking movement has pushed for a ban...
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Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Vilsack’s Confirmation to USDA Is a Warning Sign for Family Farmers and Food, Worker Safety
Tom Vilsack will be confirmed as Agriculture secretary by the U.S. Senate this afternoon. In anticipation, Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter has issued the following statement: “We can confidently predict what Tom Vilsack’s leadership of the Agriculture Department will look...
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Friday, February 19, 2021
Pilot Swine Slaughter Plants With 'Self-Inspection' Rules Have Almost Twice as Many Violations for Carcass Fecal and Digestive Matter
New data released today show that in the years leading up to the Trump administration’s approval of new inspection rules for swine slaughter plants, those establishments that piloted the system— which relies on company employees conducting inspections instead of government inspectors—had...
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Wednesday, February 10, 2021
On Friday, Landmark Climate Case Before DC Circuit Court
On Friday, oral arguments will be heard in a DC Circuit Court case that could have serious ramifications for how the Biden administration might assess natural gas pipelines and related fossil fuel infrastructure projects. The hearing is linked to a lawsuit filed last April, Food & Water Watch...
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Friday, February 05, 2021
Lawsuit Challenging Trump's Dirty Swine Slaughter Rules Allowed to Proceed in Federal Court
In a ruling yesterday, a federal court allowed a lawsuit contesting the Trump administration’s rollback of food safety rules in swine slaughter plants to proceed. The court denied the government’s motion to dismiss the case, saying that the groups had the legal standing to pursue their claims. The...
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Thursday, February 04, 2021
Smithfield’s Deceptive Sustainability Claims Slammed in FTC Complaint
A coalition of national and regional research, policy, and advocacy organizations filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission today arguing that Smithfield, the nation’s largest pork producer, routinely makes false and misleading claims about the sustainability of its pork products and the...
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