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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Friday, November 08, 2019
Mike Bloomberg Sides with Fossil Fuels and Fracking
With news that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is planning to file for the Democratic Party presidential primary in Alabama, Food & Water Action Climate & Energy Program Director Mitch Jones issued the following statement: “As mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg opposed...
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Thursday, November 07, 2019
Food & Water Watch Is Suing USDA For Obstructing Information About New Pork Inspection Rules
Thursday morning, Food & Water Watch filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for denying repeated requests for data and critical records used to create the agency’s New Swine Inspection System (NSIS). The NSIS, finalized in...
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Thursday, October 31, 2019
Trump Administration’s Latest Rollback of Toxic Pollution Rule Confirms Absence of Common Decency
A news report today indicates that the Trump administration intends to cancel an Obama-era regulation meant to limit the discharge of highly toxic substances like arsenic, lead and mercury from coal-fired power plants into nearby waterways. In response, Food & Water Action Executive Director...
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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Dems Clean Energy Hearing Pushing False Solutions
Today, the Energy Subcommittee of the House Energy & Commerce Committee held a hearing titled “Building a 100 Percent Clean Economy: Solutions for the U.S. Power Sector." While such hearings are desperately needed, much of today’s discussion promoted policies that would undermine the 100...
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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
New Information About Australia Proves Privatized Meat Inspection Does Not Work
Today, Food & Water Watch sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture demanding the agency conduct a re-evaluation of the Australian Export Meat Inspection System and stop similar privatized meat inspection models in this country. The group also requested information still pending in a...
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Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Trump’s Fracking Boosterism is a Climate Calamity
Donald Trump is giving the keynote address at the Shale Insight conference in Pittsburgh, Pa. today. In preparation, Food & Water Action Executive Director Wenonah Hauter released the following statement: “Donald Trump is speaking to his base today – the fracking companies whose profits he has...
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Friday, October 11, 2019
As Wildfire Rages, Governor Newsom Must Shut Aliso Canyon Gas Facility to Protect Families
More than 25,000 homes have been evacuated in Porter Ranch and the surrounding communities due to danger from the Saddleridge wildfire. The flames have reached the Aliso Canyon gas storage facility, the site of the worst gas blowout in US history in October 2015. In response, Food & Water...
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Thursday, October 10, 2019
Wheeler is Double-Crossing America’s Water With Weak Lead Rule
Today, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler released a long-awaited update to the “Lead and Copper Rule” – the federal water quality regulation for lead in drinking water — that he described as a solution to the country’s lead-contaminated water epidemic. In response, Food & Water Watch released an...
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Wednesday, October 09, 2019
Food & Water Action Calls On All Presidential Candidates to Join Warren, Sanders in Opposing Water Privatization
Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren issued a Climate Justice Plan that included a promise to support public ownership of water systems. She joins Senator Bernie Sanders in publicly opposing water privatization. Now, we’ve heard commitments from two Democratic Presidential candidates that they will...
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Tuesday, October 01, 2019
Groups Alert Colorado Slaughterhouse of Intent to Sue for Clean Air Act Violations
Today, the Center for Biological Diversity and Food & Water Watch sent a formal notice of their intent to sue JBS USA and the JBS-Swift Beef Company for Clean Air Act violations at its Greeley Beef Plant. The groups allege JBS-Swift Beef has violated the Clean Air Act by using a precarious...
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