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, November 23, 2020
Biden’s Appointment of John Kerry as Climate Czar Is Alarming Red Flag
News reports indicate that President-elect Joe Biden will appoint former senator and Secretary of State John Kerry to be his special presidential enjoy for climate, or “climate czar.” In response, Food & Water Action Executive Director Wenonah Hauter issued the following statement: “Having held...
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Thursday, November 19, 2020
Tyson Must Fire Executive Vice Chairman Noel White, Who Was CEO While Plant Managers Bet on Employees’ Lives
Following news reports that a plant manager in Tyson’s Waterloo, Iowa pork processing plant organized a betting pool to “wager how many employees would test positive for COVID-19,” Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter issued the following statement: “It is utterly unconscionable...
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Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Dozens of Groups Back Fudge as Next Secretary of Agriculture
A broad coalition of farm, environment, food safety and animal welfare organizations sent a letter to the Biden transition team today endorsing Rep. Marcia Fudge (OH-11) as the next Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture. The letter , organized by the advocacy groups Food &...
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Friday, November 13, 2020
As Trump Seeks to Shred Food Inspection Rules, Advocacy Group Endorses Rep. Marcia Fudge for Secretary of Agriculture
As the Trump Administration tries to rush a permanent rule change to allow poultry slaughterhouses to increase line speeds to three birds inspected per second, Food & Water Action today endorsed Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH) for Secretary of Agriculture in the Biden administration. In making the...
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Friday, November 06, 2020
Fracking Fizzled for Trump in Pennsylvania
After months of making wildly inaccurate claims about fracking, Donald Trump came up short with Pennsylvania voters. Food & Water Action Pennsylvania Organizing Manager Megan McDonough issued the following statement: “For months, Donald Trump desperately tried to weaponize a ban on fracking in...
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Friday, November 06, 2020
President-Elect Biden Must Bring Real Climate Action, Beginning with Fracking Ban on Federal Lands
With his apparent victory over Donald Trump, President-elect Joe Biden has an opportunity to implement a drastically different approach to issues of climate change and environmental protection -- especially those involving federal policy on fossil fuel extraction, and rampant air and water...
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Thursday, November 05, 2020
Federal Court Declares Genetically Engineered Salmon Unlawful
Today the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) violated core environmental laws in approving the genetically engineered salmon. The Court ruled that FDA ignored the serious environmental consequences of approving genetically...
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Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Trump Makes One More Desperate Bid to Frack the Election
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Donald Trump is considering an executive order that would seek to make the case for expanding fossil fuel drilling. The order would include an analysis of fracking’s economic impacts and the possible consequences of a ban. The news came on the same day that...
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Monday, October 26, 2020
120+ Organizations Call on CDC to Issue Nationwide Water Shutoff Moratorium During Pandemic
Today, more than 120 organizations from across the country sent a letter to Director Robert Redfield, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, asking him to stop water shutoffs nationwide to protect people from Covid-19. The organizations are echoing the call of the House Oversight...
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Thursday, October 22, 2020
Trump Frack Checks Trump’s Inaccurate Jobs Claims
On the eve of a presidential debate scheduled to include discussions of climate issues, the White House released a report about the Pennsylvania energy industry that actually undermines Donald Trump’s boasts about fracking. At recent campaign appearances, Trump has attempted to rally voters by...
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