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, January 30, 2018
Privatized Inspection System Produces More Contaminated Chicken
After over a one year delay, on January 23, 2018 the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection System (FSIS) finally posted the results of the agency’s regulatory sampling for salmonella in the nation’s poultry slaughter plants . When analyzed alongside documents obtained by Food & Water Watch last...
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Toxic Oilfield Wastewater Used to Grow California Food, Including Organics
Are families around the country—and around the globe—eating California produce grown with toxic water from oil drilling? If they consume Halos Mandarins, POM Wonderful pomegranate juice, Wonderful pistachios, Sunview Raisins, Bee Sweet citrus or Sutter Home wine, they may well be. Those companies...
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Puerto Rico’s Decision to Privatize Power Coupled with Trump’s Alarming Infrastructure Plan Spells Out Devastation for Vulnerable Communities
“In Puerto Rico, hundreds of thousands of people are still reeling from the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria. In a time of such dire need, the Trump administration has failed to provide the support needed to restore water to 7 percent of Puerto Rican residents and power to the nearly one in...
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Friday, January 19, 2018
Trump Releases Proposed Rule for Privatized Inspection Scheme in Hog Plants
Today the Trump administration released a proposed rule to privatize food safety inspection in hog slaughter plants. The driving force behind this change is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s goal of reducing the number of government inspectors in hog slaughter plants and the pork industry’s goal...
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
As Dems Lay Plans for 2018, 100+ House & Senate Candidates Back the Off Fossil Fuels Act, the Strongest Climate Bill in Congress
As Democratic candidates begin to establish priorities and set their strategies for the 2018 election cycle, one policy position is emerging as an early trend: More than 100 candidates for the U.S. House and Senate have already committed to backing the Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act (OFF...
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Thursday, January 04, 2018
Trump Unveils Plan to Open Nearly All of U.S. Offshore Waters to Drilling
“Today, the Trump administration released its plan to open up huge swathes of protected ocean areas to drilling. This is not only bad news for the oceans and our coastal communities—it’s a disaster for the climate. At a time when we need to put the brakes on fossil fuel development, Trump continues...
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Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Gov. Wolf Bows to Public Pressure, Suspends Mariner Pipeline Construction
Today, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection acted to suspend all construction related to the Mariner East 2 pipeline. The order states, “Suspension of the permits described… is necessary to correct the egregious and willful violations described herein.” Food & Water Watch...
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Thursday, December 14, 2017
Reviving a Carbon Tax Scheme in Washington State?
Governor Jay Inslee announced a budget proposal that includes a carbon tax that will be unveiled next month. In response, Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter released the following statement: “Washington state voters rejected a carbon tax last year. It is disappointing that...
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Organizations Demand an Expanded Public Process on Fracking Rules for Delaware River Basin
Representatives of organizations and members of the public spoke directly to the Delaware River Basin Commissioners today during a comment period at the Delaware River Basin Commissioner’s (DRBC) public business meeting demanding a just public input process for the draft fracking regulations and...
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Explosion at Austrian Baumgarten Gas Hub and Shutdown of Forties Pipeline System Shows Europe’s Vulnerability
An explosion yesterday forced operator Gas Connect Austria to shut down a major European gas hub at Baumgarten, taking one life and injuring 21 others. Italy depends on gas deliveries via Baumgarten and declared a state of emergency – although gas supplies are expected to be guaranteed by storage...
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