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.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019
The USDA’s New Industry Friendly Hog Slaughter Inspection Is Hogwash
Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the finalization of the rule to privatize hog slaughter inspection. The rule shifts critical food safety protection tasks from government inspectors to the pork industry. In response, Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter...
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Monday, September 16, 2019
USDA’s Dangerous Plan to Privatize Hog Slaughter Inspection Moves Forward
Today, the USDA’s plan to privatize food safety inspection in hog slaughter plants has moved one step closer to becoming reality. On Friday, the Office of Management and Budget finished its review of the final rule and sent it back to USDA for final publication in the Federal Register. While the...
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Group Calls on Presidential Candidates to Pledge Administrations Free of Fossil Fuel-Promoting Appointees
Today the political advocacy organization Food & Water Action issued a pledge to the Democratic presidential candidates, calling on them to commit, if elected, to only appoint relevant staff that oppose all fracking and new fossil fuel development. The issuance of this pledge comes on the heels...
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Wednesday, September 04, 2019
Senator Warren's Climate Platform Ignores Fossil Fuels
Statement of Mitch Jones, Climate & Energy Program Director, Food & Water Watch: "Senator Warren's latest addition to her climate proposals is welcome, but it still fails to meet the most important issue for combating the worsening effects of climate change: the growing supply of fossil...
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Thursday, August 29, 2019
EPA Rollback of Methane Rules Shows Disdain for Our Future
Today the Trump administration will announce its intention to roll back regulations on methane emissions from oil and gas extraction operations. In response, Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter issued the following statement: “This administration’s disdain for science and the...
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Thursday, August 22, 2019
Flint’s Water Crisis Shows State Takeover is Not a Solution for Newark
Yesterday, Assemblyman Jamel Holley sent a letter to Governor Phil Murphy and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka calling for a formal declaration of a state of emergency over the lead crisis in the city’s water supply, and a full state takeover of the water system. Such steps could lead to a push to privatize...
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Thursday, August 22, 2019
Bernie’s Climate Plan is a Benchmark and a Game-Changer
This morning, U.S Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released a campaign climate and energy plan that would, among other things: ban fracking; halt new fossil fuel extraction on federal lands; ban fossil fuel imports and exports; rebuild water infrastructure through the WATER Act;...
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Thursday, August 15, 2019
Federal Relief Essential for Newark and Other Communities Facing Water Crises
After years of combatting lead contamination in cities like Newark, New Jersey’s water crisis came to a crux on Wednesday when tens of thousands of Newark residents were directed to drink only bottled water. Today, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine McCabe...
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Tuesday, August 13, 2019
As Trump Tours Petrochemical Plant, Activist Groups Push Back
As Donald Trump visits a Shell petrochemical plant in Beaver County to promote his support for the fracking and plastics industries, a coalition of groups working to stop the environmentally dangerous fossil fuel buildout in the region are highlighting a dubious plan to use a clean energy program...
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Friday, August 09, 2019
EPA’s Attempt to Weaken Clean Water Act is an Egregious Handout to Polluting Fossil Fuel Corporations
Yesterday EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed a new regulatory rollback of Clean Water Act protections in an attempt to implement a new approach to permitting dangerous new fossil fuel infrastructure projects that would weaken the ability of states to protect their waters. In response, Food...
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