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

Newswire article
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
With A Green New Deal, a New Chapter in Climate Activism is Emerging, and a Legislative Climate Solution Already Exists
“We are pleased to see a new chapter in climate activism, with Congress Members-elect joining concerned Americans to demand what is urgently needed – a Green New Deal. In January, Congressional leadership must listen to these voices and move proposals like the Off Fossil Fuels Act, an existing bill...
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Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Election 2018: The Beginning of the Green Wave
“With huge turnout yesterday, voters enabled Democrats to retake the House, electing candidates who are champions on issues from climate and energy to economic and social justice. Across the nation, with 113 million votes so far, we are seeing a repudiation of Trump’s disastrous policies. While...
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Thursday, November 01, 2018
Over 200 Farm, Food and Rural Groups Endorse Agribusiness Merger Moratorium Bills
Today, a broad-based coalition of 213 farm, food, rural, faith and consumer advocacy organizations delivered a letter to Congress endorsing food and agribusiness merger moratorium bills and urging members of the House and Senate to cosponsor the legislation. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and...
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Thursday, October 25, 2018
Shocking Study: 15 Million U.S. Residents Had Water Shut Off in 2016
As first reported today by the Associated Press *, a first-ever nationwide assessment of water shutoffs for nonpayment has revealed that households across the U.S. are facing an alarming and hidden water affordability crisis. In its new survey, “ America’s Secret Water Crisis: National Shutoff...
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Monday, October 22, 2018
With Urgency of Climate Crisis in Sharp Focus, Many Congressional Candidates Now Pledge to Support Ambitious “Vote Climate” Package
As this month’s report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has intensified focus on the alarming nature of the planet’s fossil fuel-driven climate crisis, dozens of Congressional candidates from across the county have pledged to support two key climate initiatives if elected or...
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Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Carbon Tax Schemes Will Not Save Us from Climate Chaos
Today, ExxonMobil announced a $1 million donation to an effort backing carbon taxes. The announcement follows a devastating IPCC report revealing society has a mere 12 years to start rapidly phasing out fossil fuels to limit the worst of the climate chaos ahead. In response, Food & Water Watch...
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Monday, October 01, 2018
NAFTA Reboot Threatens Food Safety, Promotes Fracking and GMOs
“The Trump administration released the text of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement trade deal that would enshrine and globalize Trump’s deregulatory zealotry into a trade pact that would outlast the administration and imperil future efforts to protect consumers, workers and the environment. “The text...
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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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