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, February 27, 2018
New Analysis Reveals Martin County Water Crisis a Perfect Storm of Coal Industry Power, Mismanagement and Disinvestment
Martin County, Kentucky, one of the poorest communities in the nation, is facing a water emergency comparable to Flint, Michigan. While the state Public Services Commission is considering whether to radically raise rates for a catastrophically failing system, Food & Water Watch today released a...
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
New Documents Show Privatized Hog Inspection Scheme Rife With Food Safety Violations
Documents obtained by Food & Water Watch and reported by The Bureau of Investigative Journalism and The Guardian today show that five hog slaughter plants piloting the New Swine Inspection System—which decreases the number of government safety inspectors and replaces them with the company’s own...
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Nestlé and Others Cashing in On U.S. Water Infrastructure Crisis
After a decline during the Great Recession, bottled water sales are back and bigger than ever—even eclipsing soda sales for the first time in 2016. But people buying bottled water might not be aware that it’s nearly 2,000 times more expensive than tap water and four times more expensive than...
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Thursday, February 15, 2018
Groups Sue To Force Kushner-led Innovation Office To Follow Federal Transparency Rules And Reveal Role In Shaping Infrastructure Policy
Today, Democracy Forward and Food & Water Watch filed a lawsuit against the Office of American Innovation (OAI) for attempting to skirt federal transparency laws as OAI takes a prominent role in shaping the Trump Administration’s infrastructure policy. By avoiding disclosure requirements, the...
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Monday, February 12, 2018
Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Sends Our Tax Dollars to Wall Street
“Trump’s infrastructure plan unveiled today is as we expected: a sell off of our public assets to help Wall Street extract profit from our taxpayer-funded roads, bridges and water systems. The extent of the proposed sell-off—the Tennessee Valley Authority, Reagan and Dulles Airports, and the...
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Thursday, February 08, 2018
50+ Organizations Call on Iowa’s General Assembly to Support Sweeping Proposal for a Moratorium on Iowa Factory Farms
Today, a coalition of 55 environmental, citizen and agricultural organizations called on Iowa’s General Assembly to support legislative proposals for a moratorium on new and expanding factory farms in the state. The first-of-its-kind legislation moves beyond failed regulation attempts and focuses...
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Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Frightening New Carbon Emissions Projections Require Bold Policy Solutions
The latest edition of the Annual Energy Outlook from the U.S. Energy Information Administration published yesterday predicts that, absent aggressive policy intervention, the country’s greenhouse gas emissions will rise in the coming decades. This scenario would all but guarantee catastrophic...
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Thursday, February 01, 2018
Murphy Supports Fracking Ban in DRBC; Now New Jersey and Others Must Enact Legislation to Move Off Fossil Fuels
Today, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced his support for a fracking ban in the Delaware River Basin, as one of the five voting members of the Delaware River Basin Commission. In response, Food & Water Watch issued the following statement from Executive Director, Wenonah Hauter: “New...
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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
State of the Union Response: Disaster Capitalism Cloaked as Progress
“Trump’s first State of the Union was exactly what we expected. He teed up false claims to move forward his xenophobic, pro-Wall Street and anti-environment agenda. He misrepresented his tax plan as relief for the middle class when it was a huge giveaway to billionaires. He said there was a war on...
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Democracy Forward Launches Infrastructure Accountability Initiative, Releases New Report Highlighting Trump’s “Blueprint for Cronyism”
As President Trump rolls out his long-awaited infrastructure plan, Democracy Forward launched a new Infrastructure Accountability Initiative, a series of actions designed to hold the Trump Administration accountable for an infrastructure plan that is poised to enrich Trump’s cronies at the expense...
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