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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Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Advocates and Community Members Request AG Investigate Martin County Water District
In advance of a hearing of the Kentucky Public Services Commission this week on the Martin County Water District's (MCWD) failures to provide adequate, safe water to its customers, today national advocacy group Food & Water Watch joined with the Concerned Citizens of Martin County to ask...
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Mark Ruffalo and Fracking-Harmed Residents Demand Help from Gov. Wolf with New Health Impacts Campaign
Dozens of organizations, affected residents, and actor and advocate Mark Ruffalo launched “Pennsylvania Fracking Health Impacts,” a new campaign asking Governor Wolf: when will you help families harmed by fracking? The campaign— www.pafrackinghealth.org —features 35 short video appeals directed at...
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Pruitt’s EPA a “Nightmare” for Water, Public Health, Press Freedom & Democracy
Last week it was reported that the White House was seeking to suppress a federal health study about the effects of PFOA and PFOS in drinking water, citing a potential “PR nightmare”. Today, several journalists were barred from a related hearing , and one of them was reportedly shoved by a guard and...
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
European Parliament to Address #ExxonKnew Scandal, Consider Action Against the Fossil Fuel Giant
The Petitions Committee of the European Parliament announced that it will consider tomorrow a petition submitted by the advocacy group Food & Water Europe calling on the Parliament to take action to hold ExxonMobil accountable for its decades-long cover-up of internal documents tying its fossil...
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Monday, May 14, 2018
Calling for a Ban on Factory Farming in the United States
A group of farmers, advocates and community leaders gathered in Iowa today to announce the launch of a national campaign to ban factory farming. Factory farming facilitates an unjust, corporate-driven food system that results in unethical, unsafe and polluting food production practices. The call...
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Friday, May 11, 2018
Groups to Call for First Ever National Ban on Factory Farming
On Monday, May 14 , a coalition of concerned landowners, family farmers, environmental advocates and policy makers will gather together to announce the launch of a national campaign to ban factory farming in the United States. Food & Water Watch will also release a new report, The Urgent Case...
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Monday, May 07, 2018
House Appropriations Committee’s New Energy/Water Funding Bill is a Recipe for Disaster
Today the House Appropriations Committee will begin marking up a fiscal year 2019 appropriations bill related to national energy and water infrastructure. As currently written, the bill would: increase funding for fossil fuel technology development by $58 million; increase nuclear energy funding by...
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Thursday, May 03, 2018
Proposed USDA Rule on GMO Labeling Deceptive and Filled with Loopholes
“Today, the USDA released its new GMO labeling rule. This rule will help keep consumers in the dark as it is intended. It’s filled with loopholes and would allow manufactures to use digital codes and other technology that make GMO disclosure more difficult for consumers than simple labels. “The...
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Thursday, April 26, 2018
Rep. Pompeo Confirmed to Lead State Department
This afternoon the U.S. Senate confirmed Rep. Mike Pompeo’s nomination for Secretary of State. In response, Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter issued the following statement: “Rep. Pompeo’s confirmation amounts to another strike against global stability and the common-sense...
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
New Legislation Would Provide Urgent Protections to Prevent Another Flint Water Crisis Amid Trump’s Attack on Public Water
Today, on the four-year anniversary of the start of the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan, Representatives Keith Ellison and Ro Khanna introduced a crucial piece of water justice legislation: The Water Affordability, Transparency, Equity and Reliability (WATER) Act. At a time when the White...
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