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, 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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Thursday, August 08, 2019
IPCC: Factory Farms are Contributing to the Climate Crisis
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report today indicating that global climate change is being driven, in part, by corporate factory-farming and industrial meat production. In response, Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter issued the following...
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Thursday, July 18, 2019
Reps. Khanna, Pocan Introduce Bill To Finally Force Ag Companies to Take Responsibility for Their Own Waste
On Thursday, Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) and Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) introduced the Farmer Fairness Act to extend “environmental liability that Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) contract farmers are already subject to under the Clean Water Act” to vertically integrated meat and poultry...
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Friday, July 12, 2019
US House Votes 220-197 to Address PFAS Forever Chemical Crisis Against Trump Administration’s Desire to Shirk Responsibility
Just now, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act 220-197 along with the Dingell-Kildee amendment to designate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as hazardous chemicals under the Superfund law. On Tuesday, the Trump administration threatened to veto...
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Monday, July 08, 2019
As Climate Alarm Bells Ring, Trump Cheers on Polluters
“Donald Trump lecturing the world about America’s environmental leadership is completely at odds with reality. What you won’t hear him mention is that last year, carbon emissions were up again . Fossil fuels are not clean energy, and natural gas isn’t going to solve the climate crisis. Touting...
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Tuesday, July 02, 2019
Public Interest Groups Launch Legal Action to Protect Waterways from Slaughterhouse Pollution
Conservation groups today filed a formal notice of intent to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to update slaughterhouse wastewater guidelines as required by the Clean Water Act. More than 8 billion chickens, 100 million hogs, and 30 million beef cattle are processed each year...
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Monday, July 01, 2019
Advocacy Group Calls on Harvard to Fire Governor Responsible for Flint Crisis "Before the End of His First Day"
Last week Jeffrey Liebman, director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government at the Kennedy School at Harvard, announced the appointment of former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder as a senior research fellow at the Center, effective today. In the statement, Gov. Snyder said, “I’m excited...
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Thursday, June 27, 2019
Senate Takes First Step on PFAS Health Crisis But Fails to Hold Polluters Accountable
Today, the full Senate passed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that includes bipartisan provisions to tackle per- and polyfluorinated compounds (PFAS) contamination. PFAS are a group of synthetic compounds used in manufacturing and by the military that are known to cause...
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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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