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, April 25, 2018
New Legislation Would Provide Urgent Protections to Prevent Another Flint Water Crisis Amid Trump’s Attack on Public Water
Today, on the four-year anniversary of the start of the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan, Representatives Keith Ellison and Ro Khanna introduced a crucial piece of water justice legislation: The Water Affordability, Transparency, Equity and Reliability (WATER) Act. At a time when the White...
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Monday, April 23, 2018
Suspension of New Poultry Inspection System Plant Shows that Privatized Inspection is a Failure
Today, advocacy group Food & Water Watch released a letter from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) notifying one of the original plants in the HACCP-based Inspection Models Project (HIMP) – which piloted what was to become the New Poultry Inspection System (NPIS) that was...
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
FDA Finds Rodent Infestation at Facility Affected by Massive Egg Recall
Yesterday the Food and Drug Administration issued a report based on inspections of Rose Acre Farms from March 26-April 11, and a review of facility records from September 2017. On Friday, Rose Acre Farms announced a recall of 206 million shell eggs after federal investigators found that illnesses...
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Thursday, April 12, 2018
Enbridge Blunder Proves Line 5 Solutions a Sham: Time to Shut It Down
Tuesday , Enbridge disclosed that dents in the dual pipelines were caused by the same vessel that hit two electric cables and spilled 600 gallons of hazardous oils into the Straits last week. In response, Food & Water Watch Midwest Director Jessica Fujan issued the following statement: “The...
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
200+ Environmental Groups Call on Senate to Reject Pompeo for Secretary of State
More than 200 national, state and local environmental groups today called for the rejection of Mike Pompeo’s nomination for Secretary of State. In a letter to senators , the groups cited Pompeo’s long history of public statements indicating his climate change denial and “extreme anti-environment,...
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Monday, April 09, 2018
Approval of Bayer-Monsanto Deal Paves Way for Price Hikes, Reduced Choices
“The Justice Department reportedly plans to approve the controversial Bayer-Monsanto seed and agrichemical merger. The approval of the third supersized seed merger, after ChemChina-Syngenta and Dow-DuPont, leaves farmers vulnerable to price gouging for seeds and other supplies and strengthens the...
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Monday, April 02, 2018
Five Questions USDA Secretary Perdue Should Ask Before Lunch at the Clemens Hog Slaughter Plant in Coldwater, Michigan
On the eve of a visit from USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue on April 3 , new documents obtained by Food & Water Watch raise serious questions about safety at a new “state of the art” hog slaughter plant in Michigan that is seeking to partially privatize its inspections process. The Clemens Foods hog...
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Rex Tillerson Out at State Department
The following statement is by Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food & Water Watch: “Although the Trump administration is packed with billionaires and industry lobbyists, we can’t say we’re surprised to see Rex Tillerson’s stilted and awkward tenure as Secretary of State end. America’s...
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Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Senate Democrats Release Strong Infrastructure Package, Contrasting Pitfalls of Trump Administration’s Shameful Wall Street Giveaways
“The newly released Senate Democrat infrastructure package stands in sharp contrast with the Trump administration’s regressive and unjust plan that would exacerbate many of our nation’s infrastructure emergencies. The Senate Democrat proposal would rollback a portion of the Trump administration’s...
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Wednesday, March 07, 2018
LA Can Lead the Country on 100 Percent Clean Energy
Today, Synapse Energy Economics and Food & Water Watch will release a groundbreaking study showing the Los Angeles Department of Power and Water (LADWP) can achieve 100 percent clean, renewable energy by 2030. The study shows that energy efficiency, increased storage and smart management of the...
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