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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Thursday, September 13, 2018
Trump’s Hurricane of Lies
“On the eve of landfall of Hurricane Florence, Trump is doubling down on the lies. Just this week, he heralded his response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico as an ‘unsung success’ and insisted that 3,000 people did not die in the disaster, contrary to official reports. “As North Carolina braces...
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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Food & Water Watch Applauds Sen. Booker’s Groundbreaking Food and Agribusiness Merger Moratorium Bill
“Big Ag wields extraordinary power over our food system, which prioritizes industry profits over public health, the environment, and farming communities. That’s why we are excited to enthusiastically support groundbreaking new legislation introduced today by Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) to halt the...
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Monday, August 27, 2018
NAFTA-Lite Trade Announcement Likely to Conceal Deregulatory Corporate Giveaways
“The Trump administration’s announcement that it has completed a ‘new and improved’ replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) should be taken with more than a grain of salt. A vague description of a bilateral deal with Mexico alone (the U.S.-Mexico Trade Agreement) was...
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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Our Health and Environment Can't Afford Trump's Affordable Energy Plan
"The EPA’s new Affordable Clean Energy Plan comes with a steep cost to our public health and environment that this country can ill afford. In light of this complete abdication of duty from the federal government, it is now critical that state leaders step up immediately with aggressive, actionable...
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Thursday, August 09, 2018
As Trump Seeks to Frack California, Gov. Brown Must Finally Resist
In a notice issued today by the Bureau of Land Management, the Trump administration indicated its intention to pursue new fracking operations on a broad swath of public land in California. In response, Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter issued the following statement: “It...
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Wednesday, August 08, 2018
FDA Investigating Possible Link Between Factory Farms and Tainted Lettuce
This week, the FDA acknowledged it is investigating whether a nearby massive concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO), or factory farm, could be the source of E. coli contamination of romaine lettuce earlier this year. The tainted lettuce resulted in hundreds of illnesses in 36 states and...
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Tuesday, August 07, 2018
USDA Inspectors Pressured to Keep Line Speeds Up Under Privatized Inspection System
Today, advocacy group Food & Water Watch sent a letter to USDA’s Acting Under Secretary for Food Safety to draw attention to a disturbing situation taking place in many large poultry slaughter plants, where USDA inspectors with the agency’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) are being...
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Friday, August 03, 2018
First Big U.S. City Poised To Ban Water Privatization Permanently
On Monday, August 6 , the Baltimore City Council will vote to amend the City Charter to declare its water and sewer system as “inalienable.” This would ban the sale and lease of the water and sewer system. If the mayor signs the resolution by August 13 , the proposed charter amendment will go...
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Friday, August 03, 2018
Three-Year Old Report on Fracking Risks Quietly Published This Week After Cuadrilla Permit Awarded
In 2015, the UK Government’s Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG) wrote a report citing the increase of national pollution emissions that would be caused by proposed shale development in Britain. Before the report was finally published this week, Public Health England, UK’s official body for the...
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Thursday, July 26, 2018
Puerto Rico Debt Cancelation Bill “First Step Towards a Just and Equitable Recovery”
Yesterday, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders introduced the “ U.S. Territorial Relief Act of 2018 ” that would cancel tens of billions of dollars of Puerto Rico’s debt and relieve the debt of other U.S. territories ravaged by hurricanes. In response, Food & Water Watch Executive...
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