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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Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Food & Water Watch Applauds House for Taking Important Step to Block Hog Slaughter Inspection Privatization
“Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3055, a multi-agency appropriations bill that includes FY 2020 appropriations for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Included in the bill is a provision that requires the USDA Office of Inspector General (OIG) to conduct a full...
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Monday, June 24, 2019
Gov. Inslee Would Ban Fracking–So Might Nine Other Presidential Candidates, and Counting
Gov. Jay Inslee today released a climate and energy plan that, among other things, would institute a national ban on fracking. Additionally, nine other Democratic presidential candidates claim to oppose fracking. On this topic, Food & Water Action Climate & Energy Program Director Mitch...
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Thursday, June 20, 2019
Presidential Candidates Called Upon to Increase Fairness for Family Farmers
Today, 35 farm and food organizations called on elected officials and candidates running for office to address the disproportionate market power held by the giant agribusinesses that dominate livestock and poultry markets. The list of priorities for creating fair and competitive markets for family...
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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
House Amendment Blocks Clean Energy Program from Supporting Fossil Fuel Projects
Today the House of Representatives passed an amendment filed by Reps Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) clarifying that funds used in a Department of Energy clean energy program cannot be used to support projects that do not decrease greenhouse gas emissions. The Title XVII program is...
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Monday, June 17, 2019
Letter to Wolf Demands Fracking Permit Pause, Investigation of Cancer Cases
Over a hundred groups and more than 800 individuals from Pennsylvania signed onto a letter to Governor Tom Wolf asking for an official investigation into recent reports of rare cancers in counties heavily impacted by shale gas development over the last decade. The letter also calls for the governor...
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Thursday, June 13, 2019
Flint Residents Should Not Have to Wait Any Longer for Justice
“The Michigan Department of the Attorney General’s decision to dismiss all the pending criminal charges related to the Flint drinking water crisis can only be acceptable if the prosecution team refiles and aggressively pursues new charges swiftly. Flint residents deserve a comprehensive and just...
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Monday, June 10, 2019
Single-Use Plastic Bans: Good for Our Food, Water and Planet
Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada will ban single-use plastics as early as 2021, following on a similar move by the EU earlier this year. The government is considering items such as bottled water, plastic bags and straws. In response, Food & Water Watch released the...
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Friday, June 07, 2019
Global Natural Gas Demand Rose in 2018; Trend Could End Hope for Climate Stability
Today, the International Energy Agency (IEA) revealed that demand for natural gas grew 4.6% in 2018 , driven in part by the continued development of the international gas trade. Meanwhile, a report released this week from Food & Water Watch demonstrated exactly how the fracking industry is...
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Wednesday, June 05, 2019
New Report Details Vast Scope and Scale of Emerging Fracking Infrastructure Boom
A first-of-its-kind report from the advocacy group Food & Water Watch provides a full and detailed analysis of the emerging fracked gas infrastructure buildout that is symbiotically driving, and being driven by, a new fracking boom in America. This unique study comprehensively charts natural...
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Tuesday, June 04, 2019
Biden’s Climate Plan Is Weak and Inadequate
“Joe Biden’s climate plan is a cobbled-together assortment of weak emissions targets and unproven technological schemes that fail to adequately address the depth and urgency of the climate crisis we face. This plan cannot be considered a serious proposal to tackle climate change. “Biden’s focus on...
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